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The Lean Startup Wiki / FrontPage

The Lean Startup Wiki / FrontPage

How to Become an Early Riser It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. – Aristotle Are morning people born or made? In my case it was definitely made. But after a while I couldn’t ignore the high correlation between success and rising early, even in my own life. … and the next morning, I got up just before noon. Hmmm… I tried again many more times, each time not getting very far with it. It’s hard to become an early riser using the wrong strategy. The most common wrong strategy is this: You assume that if you’re going to get up earlier, you’d better go to bed earlier. It seems there are two main schools of thought about sleep patterns. The second school says you should listen to your body’s needs and go to bed when you’re tired and get up when you naturally wake up. Through trial and error, I found out for myself that both of these schools are suboptimal sleep patterns. If you sleep set hours, you’ll sometimes go to bed when you aren’t sleepy enough.

Amazing lean startup resources A year ago, there was no lean startup movement. The term was known by maybe a few dozen people. Being an evangelist for these ideas earned me a regular diet of funny looks and patronizing comments. At that time, my wildest dreams did not include even a fraction of what's happened since. I continue to believe that the explosion of interest in the lean startup has very little to do with me. Beyond my own efforts on this blog (and more), there is now an amazing variety of resources for lean startup practitioners. The Lean Startup Wiki (hosted by long-time lean startup pbWorks) contains a number of resources, including links to case studies, meetups, tools, and people who have volunteered to help. Rich Collins organized the Lean Startup Circle mailing list, the most robust discussion forum for lean startup ideas anywhere, with over two thousands members already. The #leanstartup hashtag on twitter has become a firehose of information, but seems to feature great new links almost every day.

Стартап Афиша - расписание конференций и мероприятий для стартапов, инвесторов и бизес-ангелов Creating an innovation culture. The benefit is lower costs, faster processes, and higher ROI | ReD Associates Business Week recently published a list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. Even though the data behind these kinds of hit lists can be dubious they always make you think “Why are we not on that list?” What’s the secret behind Apple, Google, IBM, Nike, Nokia, Toyota, and all the other much-lauded innovators on the list? Innovation inside many of these companies is characterized by strong teamwork across disciplines, business units, and functions. The very widespread idea that innovation is driven by a lonely genius, a specific department, or a very special group of innovation champions does not appear to be the case in these high-performing cultures. When Nike launched its breakthrough concept Nike+ that allows runners to use their iPod as a digital coach and motivator, it was not the result of one genius guy in the R&D department. R&D is from Mars and marketing from Venus Table 1: Marketing versus R&D – are they from Mars and Venus? Making people look in the same direction

Shannon Clark - Google+ - Nearly a decade ago I worked on a few of these standards… Steve Blank Стартапы и инновации, финансирование стартапов (strat-up). В последнее время очень популярным вариантом начала собственного дела становятся стартапы. Сегодня эта ниша занята в основном молодыми людьми в возрасте 25-30 лет, так называемыми представителями новой волны бизнеса. У них есть собственное видение организации предприятия, множество интересных мыслей и перспективных идей. Самое главное в этом деле – заинтересовать инвесторов, готовых осуществлять финансирование стартапов. Самым ценным ресурсом при создании нового интернет-проекта является хорошая идея. Стартап или стартап-компания (от англ. start-up — запускать) — компания с короткой историей операционной деятельности. Существует классификация стадий развития стартапов, согласно которой стартап проходит в своем развитии 5 стадий: посевную стадию (seed stage), стадию запуска (startup stage), стадию роста (growth stage), стадию расширения (expansion stage) и стадию «выхода» (exit stage). Финансирование стартапов делится на две основные категории: 1.

How We Use Lean Stack for Innovation Accounting 31 Flares6010213--×31 Flares x Access to videos, talks, and worksheetsInvitation to private Google Plus CommunityJoin in on live Q&A webinars and fireside chats Startup You The lean startup comes to Stanford I'm going to be talking about lean startups (and the IMVU case in particular) three times in the next two weeks at Stanford. It's exciting to see the theory and methodology being discussed in an academic context. The entrepreneurship progarms of the business, engineering, and undergraduate schools are all tackling the subject this semester, and I'm honored to be part of it. Even better, my friend Mike Maples, one of the pioneers of microcap investing in startups, is teaching a unit in Stanford's E145 on "The New Era of Lean Startups." It's a real challenge to communicate honestly in these classes. I struggle to try and make the students actually experience how confusing and frustrating startup environments are. It's one of the hard things about learning just from hindsight, and it matters in the board room every bit as much as in the classroom. How did we combat this tendency? Let me end with a challenge: see if you can find and kill just one myth in your development team.

BizSpark™ Microsoft BizSpark - международная программа для стартапов, которая позволяет: Получить бесплатный доступ к новейшим технологиям Получить бесплатную экспертную поддержку Привлечь внимание к своему проекту и выйти на новые рынки Участники Microsoft BizSpark бесплатно получают лицензионное программное обеспечение Microsoft для дизайна, разработки, тестирования продуктов и для размещения сервисов в Интернете, а также: Бесплатные ресурсы облачного хостинга Windows Azure Бесплатный доступ к Windows Store и к Windows Phone Marketplace Помощь в привлечении финансирования Поддержку в продвижении проекта на международный рынок Ряд дополнительных преимуществ от партнеров по сообществу BizSpark! Начинающий предприниматель или компания-стартап должен разрабатывать тиражируемый программный продукт или услугу, основанную на программном обеспечении. Этот продукт или услуга являются ключевым компонентом бизнеса. Регистрация и участие в программе – БЕСПЛАТНЫЕ! Дополнительная информация

Innovation Accounting How to Define, Measure, and Communicate Progress We have standard measures of progress for well-established companies. No matter the type of business, a company’s financial statements can be used to measure the health of a business. But financial statements aren’t as useful in an early stage startup or product which typically go without revenue for some time with nothing to report but loses. Seeking profit too early is a pre-optimization trap. So what is an early stage product to do? We need a new kind of accounting for early stage products which is where Innovation Accounting comes in. Rather than relying on revenue alone, Innovation Accounting defines a set of macro metrics that can be used to model the customer lifecycle. Holding Innovation Accountable But there is more to Innovation Accounting than just the ability to define and measure progress. And that is to hold entrepreneurs accountable. Reasonable smart people can rationalize anything but entrepreneurs are especially gifted at this.