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A LEAN GTD System - : Why Business Models No Longer Last. What happens when technology cycles become shorter than corporate decision cycles?

Why Business Models No Longer Last

That’s the question I posed in an earlier post about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram Saul Kaplan takes it even further in his new book The Business Model Innovation Factory , when he points out that the concept doesn’t just apply to technology, but business models as well. That, if anything, is a much more difficult problem. Whereas a firm used to keep the same business model for a generation or more, now the way in which a particular industry creates, delivers and captures value can be disrupted every few years. How Google Made Itself a Destination In 2004, Google had already revolutionized Internet search. However, they had a problem. They found the answer in Gmail, a new e-mail service that they launched with an offer few could refuse – 1 GB of storage.

Before Gmail, webmail was the poor cousin of e-mail. The Unavoidable Truth of the Singularity. Canvas.png (PNG Image, 900 × 674 pixels) - Scaled (86%) Cloud Application Platform. Project Management Software. Private group chat and IM, business and team collaboration - HipChat. Vanity — Welcome to Vanity. Introducing rollout: Condionally roll out features with redis. Aug 01, 2010 When we work on new features, we like to push them to production regularly.

Introducing rollout: Condionally roll out features with redis

We've found that long-lived branches tend to introduce more defects than short-lived ones. And as useful as staging can be, it's hard to beat seeing and tweaking new features on the real, production site and infrastructure. When we're ready to alpha the feature, we'll roll it out to staff. For beta, we might roll it out to some specific friends or people who request access. If we do find a problem, we need to be able to disable the feature in real-time. We do all of this using a tool we put together called rollout. How it works. Kanban development oversimplified: a simple explanation of how Kanban adds to the ever-growing Agile toolkit. Agile development is a value system — not a process.

Kanban development oversimplified: a simple explanation of how Kanban adds to the ever-growing Agile toolkit

The Agile Manifesto is a short, 4 lines, set of phrases that indicate what’s important to those practicing Agile development. These statements are the “mom and apple pie” statements for agilists. There’s no specific processes specified — however over the last several years common practice has emerged. (For more on agile value system and culture, read Agile is Culture, Not Process.) Common Agile Practice takes the best from the buffet Specific processes call themselves “Agile” when they believe the value system that motivated their creation is aligned with an Agile value system. It’s common to take a Certified Scrum Master course where originally you’d learn the ins and outs of Scrum’s Scrum Master role, but today you’ll learn the basics of Scrum, all its roles and process flow, and a lot of additional practices that weren’t in the original process described by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle. Lean/Kanban - Crisp AB. Kanban is a lean approach to agile software development. ­­

Lean/Kanban - Crisp AB

Actually, Kanban means many things. Literally, Kanban is a Japanese word that means “visual card”. At Toyota, Kanban is the term used for the visual & physical signaling system that ties together the whole Lean Production system. Indexes. Benchmarking app store competitiveness & the cost of mobile app marketing Fiksu Indexes for February 2014: Cost per App Launch Index: February 2014 The Cost per App Launch Index tracks the cost of each repeat app launch over time, which focuses on engagement and life-time value of mobile users.


In February, the Android Index dropped 25 percent to $0.12 from January’s $0.16 –a 33 percent decrease year-over-year. The iOS Index saw a slight increase to $0.17, a four percent increase from January's $0.16. Cost per Install (CPI) Index: February 2014 The Cost per Install (CPI) Index measures the cost per app install directly attributed to advertising. Landing Pages: Create, Publish & A/B Test Without I.T. LeanLaunchLab: Test and innovate on your business model using the business model canvas, lean startup, and customer development.

Tools and services for a lean startup. Metricfire - A One-Stop Shop for Application Metrics. Free Online Surveys, Customer Feedback & Survey Software Tool. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012. Blake Masters Your mind is software.

Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012

Program it. Your body is a shell. Change it. Death is a disease. Notes Essays—Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup—Stanford, Spring 2012 Update: Peter and I have written a book. My CS183 notes will always stay online, right here, for free. Here are my essay versions of my class notes from CS183: Startup. Class 1: The Challenge of the Future Class 2: Party Like it’s 1999? Class 3: Value Systems Class 4: The Last Mover Advantage Class 5: The Mechanics of Mafia.