Taxonomy of the Lean Startup Anti-Pivot

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Investment Lean startup Pitching anti-patterns lean startup pivot pivotSometimes pivoting describes how entrepreneurs adapt to customer feedback. Sometimes it's an annoying buzzword, grating to the ears.

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Top 3 Ways to Fail at Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startupTop 3 Ways to Fail at Customer Development: Fail #1 - Talk talk talk Fail #2 - ??????? ???? Fail #3 - Being Gullible.

LEAN 67
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A Minimum Viable Team is more important than a Minimum Viable Product

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Finding Co-Founders Human Resources cofounder cofounder dating finding a co-founderThe pursuit of someone who is "committed to the idea" is insidious because it's less obviously flawed. Why wouldn't you want a co-founder who's in love with your idea?

Lean Startup vs. Visionary Entrepreneur

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startup startup visionThere is an ongoing misconception that creating a company under a lean startup approach is incompatible with a big entrepreneurial vision.

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Humanity’s Greatest Innovation

Grasshopper Herder

EntrepreneurshipAre our expectations of humanity so low that we are prepared to proclaim not fighting amongst ourselves as an innovation?

Is the business plan dead?

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Strategy business model business plansYes and no. A business plan as a lengthy 40 page document which lays out a five year plan is still used in many companies, in many industries, in many countries around the world.

Three Lean Startup Principles to Live By

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship lean startup startupThree principles that everyone at the TechBA lean startup bootcamp by TechBA agree on including Patrick Vlaskovits, Brant Cooper, Tim McCoy and Hiten Shah.

LEAN 61

Personas for Customer Development

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship User Experience design lean user experience personas user experiencePersonas are an amazing tool for doing customer development. They are the clearest form of hypothesis, test, and learn (a.k.a. build, measure, learn).

Enter the O-Desk, next level of entrepreneurship

Innovation 360

The post Enter the O-Desk, next level of entrepreneurship appeared first on Home of Innovation. Today I will share a recent happening but before that some words about trust.

Blame Culture: “Who Gets Shot”

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Management blame leadership managementIf something is wrong with your spark plug, you don't shoot it. And threatening it with violence isn't going to prevent it from getting dirty.

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Grasshopper Herder

EntrepreneurshipMinimum Viable Test is a Terrible Name Minimum Viable Schism If an MVP Falls in the forrest without anyone around to hear it, does it make a sound? Minimum Viable Interaction.

Pivoting on Investor Feedback a.k.a Beware of Mentors

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Investment Lean startup experts mentors pivotDon't outsource your decision making. Even if it's someone you respect and they've tried a similar business model before, do the customer development yourself.

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Michael E. Porter sends CSR back to the stoneage – now it is time for real entrepreneurship…

Innovation 360

Porter sends CSR back to the stoneage – now it is time for real entrepreneurship… appeared first on Home of Innovation. Michael E. Porter Harvard University professor, explains in an new video post, why business leaders must focus on shared value – creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society.

I am not an Expert at Jumping the Lean Shark with a Pivot

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship lean startup consulting expertsI'd rather learn from someone who has screwed up ten companies than someone who has only started one. After all, what's Zuckerberg going to teach you?).

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Designing in a Vacuum a.k.a Design != Pretty Pixels

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship User Experience customer personas design user experienceSince writing more about design, I've been getting emails asking for design feedback. Unfortunately, no one seems to include a description of the customer.

The Stability of Startups

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Human Resources Investment hiring stability startups uncertaintyA friend of mine was thinking about joining a startup and asked me, "How stable are startups?" Well.not very.

National Endowment for Open Source

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Uncategorized open source politicsIt's time to consider whether it's time for a National Endowment for Open Source. Is there any doubt right now about the strength and power of open source software for accelerating technological innovation?

Lean User Experience Residency with LUXr

Grasshopper Herder

Customer Development Entrepreneurship Lean startup Product Management User Experience design lean user experience leanux user experience uxThere's a whole academic (and practical) discipline out there which has been doing something suspiciously close to Customer Development over two decades.

LEAN 44

Starting a StartupWeekend in 9 Days of Chaos

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship Finding Co-Founders lean startup Marketing startup startupweekendFor the past 7 days I've been working round the clock to organize and promote a StartupWeekend in San Jose. It start in two days. A ridiculous and ill advised timeline.

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Stay Tuned for Hacking User Experience

Grasshopper Herder

Entrepreneurship lean startup User ExperienceI've spent the week hacking away on MonkeyMake.it as part of the LUXr.co residency program where I'm learning more about User Experience design under the mentorship of Janice Fraser (@celevergirl) and her #leanUX mafia including my friend Tim McCoy (@seriouslynow).

Extend your market making more profit with Social Innovations

Innovation 360

The term is used in many ways and related to innovations such as microcredit and internet based distance learning as well as social entrepreneurship. Joseph Schumpeter , the guru of innovation, addressed the process of innovation with his theory of creative destruction and his definition of entrepreneurs as people who combined existing elements in new ways to create a new product or service.

Who is an entrepreneur? Test yourself…

Innovation 360

Today, when everybody from politician to journalists talk about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs I feel obligated to put attention on what it real is and what the differences is compared with small business owners. If we start with the first question, who are the typical entrepreneur? Statistically you find proportionally more of them among minorities and dyslectics.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., This white paper has been originally published to the SSRN: Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). Entrepreneurship. Corporate entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Competence.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019

Innovation Excellence

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2019 was our eighth full year of operations.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2018

Innovation Excellence

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2018 was our seventh full year of operations. Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2018 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100

The Mind of an Entrepreneur: What Makes Us Unique?

Game-Changer

But don’t let Hollywood fool you: There’s no such thing as NZT-48, the magical genius pill from 2011 blockbuster movie, Limitless. entrepreneurshipWhile some people are content with a steady job in the 9 to 5 rat race, others dream of one day becoming their own boss. There’s a distinct difference between the employer and the employee, but it’s not always a trust fund or incredible family connections. Sometimes the difference between owner and worker is simply their mindset.

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2011 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2011 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2011 more…. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2011 more…. Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Bessant). A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing.

The Founder, Innovation On Film

Gregg Fraley

The Founder , starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc , is the best film about innovation since Moneyball in 2011. Here’s that specific clip: The sequence of events that describe the McDonald’s brothers story is a case study in American entrepreneurship. Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc in The Founder. The Founder, Lessons in Innovation.

L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

Two years after his first retraction — and six months after his most recent retraction — this week Ulrich Lichtenthaler received his 14th and 15th retractions from Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Dr. Muethel received her habilitation at WHU in December 2011, not long after Lichtenthaler completed his habilitation there. jwb.2009.01.003 ( Retracted by the editor and author, August 2012) Ernst, Holger, Ulrich Lichtenthaler & Carsten Vogt (2011).

The Global StartUp Ecosystem

Paul Hobcraft

These global partners include CrunchBase, Dealroom.co, Global Entrepreneurship Network, Orb Intelligence and Angle Resource Institute and a number of regional partners. StartUp Genome has been building and improving this report journey since 2011 and progressively we all will get ‘weaned’ off the idea that successful startups can only happen in Silicon Valley as the must go and do pilgrimage all aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups must visit.

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CFP: 3D Printing Conference in Paris, June 1

Open Innovation

For example, in 2011 the publisher of Forbes predicted that 3D printing would become the “transformative technology of the 2015–2025 period” (Karlgraad, 2011). 2009) and entrepreneurship enabled by online communities (Greul et al.,

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

This model is drawn upon a combination of Quinn & Cameron’s values framework (2011) and Nagji and Tuff’s innovation ambition framework (2012). 2015, Christensen, 2011, Birkinshaw & Gibson, 2004, Kelley, 2005). 2011). Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9(4), 351–379. The quest for professionalism: The case of management and entrepreneurship. A general theory of entrepreneurship: The individual-opportunity nexus. 2011).

OUI comes to Lisbon

Open Innovation

After alternating between Boston and the Germanic language portions of Europe from 2003 to 2011, the conference detoured west (to England) in 2013 and this year south to Portugal. Monday marks the beginning of the 13th annual Open and User Innovation Society meeting (née OUI Workshop née UOI Workshop née UI workshop).

Two years later, Lichtenthaler count stands at 16

Open Innovation

Just after posting the 14th and 15th retractions of Ulrich Lichtenthaler — in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice — I received emails from two faithful readers pointing to his 16th retraction, in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M). jwb.2009.01.003 ( Retracted by the editor and author, August 2012) Ernst, Holger, Ulrich Lichtenthaler & Carsten Vogt (2011). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36, (6): 1235-1253, doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2012.00548.x.

Learning User Innovation by teaching it

Open Innovation

At first glance, this seems related to the Baldwin & von Hippel (2011) model of user vs. producer innovation. Organization Science 22, 6 (2011): 1399-1417. The accidental entrepreneur: The emergent and collective process of user entrepreneurship." Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 1, 1‐2 (2007): 123-140. They say you never learn something until you teach it.

How China Creates the Strongest Innovation System

The BMI Lab Blog

Dr. HAN, Zheng , Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tongji University Shanghai). Dr. HAN, Zheng , Chair of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tongji University Shanghai). From just $12 billion in 2011–13, or 6 percent of the global total, to $77 billion in 2014–16, or 19 percent of the worldwide total. As premier Li Keqiang says, “China needs to develop the 'twin engines' of popular entrepreneurship & mass innovation.”.

Adaptive Strategy Matrix [Infographic]: exploration vs. exploitation?

Open Innovation EU

I recently ran into an article (Walrave et al 2011) that analyzed a simulation of investing in exploration vs. exploitation. In this strategy companies focus on social innovation, entrepreneurship, ideation and technology. The decision to invest in (mainly short-term oriented) exploitation or to invest in (mainly long-term oriented) exploration is one of the key concepts of management and often referred to as ambidexterity. Model of Exploration vs. Exploitation.

Top 10 must-read books on Innovation

hackerearth

Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker In this classic book published in 1985, Peter F. Drucker “presents innovation and entrepreneurship as a practice and a discipline.” He focuses on the Practice of innovation, Practice of entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurial strategies. Being innovative or creative looks like an inherent trait to most of us, doesn’t it?

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2017

BizBash

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley's Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2017 was our sixth full year of operations. Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2017 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2016

Innovation Excellence

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2016 was our fifth full year of operations. Innovation Leadership Management marketing News Social Media Strategy Top 10 2016 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100