How To Build a Web Startup – Lean LaunchPad Edition If you’re an experienced coder and user interface designer you think nothing is easier than diving into Ruby on Rails, Node.js and Balsamiq and throwing together a web site. (Heck, in Silicon Valley even the waiters can do it.) But for the rest of us mortals whose eyes glaze over at the buzzwords, the questions are, “How do I get my great idea on the web? Startup Tools Startup Tools 1. Startup Tools Click Here 2. Startup Library Startup Library By Us How to Start a Startup. Build something users love, and spend less than you make. Startups in 13 Sentences. Above all, understand your users.
Team Notes - Tips on Brainstorming We happen to think idea generation is an art form. It's about setting a safe, creative space for people to feel like they can say anything, be wild, not be judged – so that new ideas can be born. Traditionally, the group brainstorm is an activity to generate ideas in-person. With OpenIDEO, the community is turning that model on its head by creating a digital space where ideas spark and fly. We're excited to see the Ideas phase turning into this new form of digital brainstorming. Don’t Think Big. There, I Said It. Those who run in #LeanStartup circles know too well the problems encountered with language. Eric Ries, Steve Blank and others are criticized for choosing terms and phrases -- lean, customer development, MVP, fail fast, etc. -- which unintentionally lure would be startup entrepreneurs into thinking about things Wrong and then doing them Wrong. Lean means don't take money, "don't you really mean market development, not customer development," minimum viable product should be minimum desirable product, one doesn't really want to fail fast, that causes entrepreneurs to screw their investors or not persevere. While the critics make cogent arguments, there's an implicit assumption that different words would not be subject to similar critique from a different angle.
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Why Innovation Dies Faced with disruptive innovation, you can be sure any possibility for innovation dies when a company forms a committee for an “overarching strategy.” I was reminded how innovation dies when the email below arrived in my inbox. It was well written, thoughtful and had a clearly articulated sense of purpose. You may have seen one like it in your school or company. Skim it and take a guess why I first thought it was a parody.
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation reviewed by Bill Gates I recently read Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, and found it useful as a way to think about the kinds of environments that foster creative collaboration and innovation. I picked up Steven Johnson’s book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, with a little bit of skepticism. Lots of books have been written about innovation – what it is, the most innovative companies, how you measure it. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups October 2006 In the Q & A period after a recent talk, someone asked what made startups fail. After standing there gaping for a few seconds I realized this was kind of a trick question. It's equivalent to asking how to make a startup succeed—if you avoid every cause of failure, you succeed—and that's too big a question to answer on the fly.