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June 16, 2013

All I Needed to Know I Learned at a Startup

I wanted to pause to consider all that I am grateful for and what — if any — advice I could pass along to my kids. And I had a revelation. My most important life lessons…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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.

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