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Should Your Startup Take a Moonshot?
June 10, 2013

Should Your Startup Take a Moonshot?

The moonshot is the purported antidote to incrementalism. It is about great aspirations and what happens when smart people do not worry about what’s possible today. To get to the…

The Holy "Scrum" War
June 3, 2013

The Holy "Scrum" War

One of our generally mild-mannered beta customers caught me by surprise recently when he said, “Scrum zealots are like vegans and barefoot runners who keep trying to convert me.”…

"Goal First" — A Product Roadmapping How-To
May 28, 2013

"Goal First" — A Product Roadmapping How-To

How many meetings have you left asking yourself “what did that relate to?” or “what was that decision based on?” Aligning the “whats” and “hows” of business to the “whys” is…

Great Beta Programs — A Contrarian View
May 20, 2013

Great Beta Programs — A Contrarian View

If your goal is great customer feedback during beta, people actually need to use it, and that means they need to sacrifice to make the time. And people only sacrifice if what is…

The Minimum Lovable Product
May 6, 2013

The Minimum Lovable Product

The MVP is a curse for ambitious technology companies that want to grow. You should be thinking about what it will take for customers to love you, not tolerate you.

Welcome to the Software Revolution
April 30, 2013

Welcome to the Software Revolution

You are lucky to be reading this. And I am even luckier to have written it. That is because we both are alive with a realistic chance to change the course of history.

A Start-Up is for Adventure
April 29, 2013

A Start-Up is for Adventure

Every summer since college I have gone backpacking with a group of friends. I organize the trip and we typically are drawn to the High Sierras.

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