Lean Startup Reading Resources

Build – Measure – Learn and do it fast.  Test the riskiest parts (assumptions) of your business model. Validate with customers. Iterate or Pivot based on this real customer feedback.  Here are the books that will help you get much deeper in these. Chris Prosser does a decent quick review of many of these books…

Agile Development and Product Management

Last week I briefly commented on an article about Agile and Product Management. Apparently, there has been a ton of commentary on that back in 2009 that I hadn’t seen yet: Adam Bullied started off saying that Agile doesn’t change a thing for product people http://writethatdown.com/archives/2009/02/are-agile-pms-baloney which then lead to Enthiosys disagreeing with him (as he…

In the News

When Big Companies Support Start-ups, Both Make More Money http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/09/when-big-companies-support-startups/ Inbound 101: Your One-Stop Shop for a Comprehensive Marketing Curriculum http://blog.hubspot.com/inbound-marketing-curriculum-list Lean Entrepreneur: How I Built My Startup in 48 Hours http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/e360-Blog/2013/August/Lean-Entrepreneur-How-I-Built-My-Startup-in-48-Hours.aspx 10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Measuring Your Management Strengths http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227816 Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination http://lifehacker.com/six-scientifically-supported-ways-to-crush-procrastinat-589722729 How Happy Are Small-Business…

Interview questions to get people off their script

Some interesting interview questions in the below article.  And no – not the “how many golf balls would it take” or the “you have two fuses” kinds of brain teasers, but actual, useful interview questions. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh asks these interview questions to get people off their script http://qz.com/128902/zappos-ceo-tony-hsieh-asks-these-interview-questions-to-get-people-off-their-script/ I’ve asked people things like:…