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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup
“Startup success can be engineered by following the process, which means it can be learned, which means it can be taught.”- Eric Ries The Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers' hands faster. The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development. Too many startups begin with an idea for a product that they think people want. They then spend months, sometimes years, perfecting that product without ever showing the product, even in a very rudimentary form, to the prospective customer. “The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration.” + The Lean Startup Process - Diagram + Continuous Innovation Eliminate Uncertainty Work Smarter not Harder Develop An MVP

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The Concierge Minimum Viable Product Maximizes Customer Learning The concierge mvp is an interesting concept because the lean startup method is all about eliminating waste and the concierge mvp seems wasteful from a distance. To a software developer, it doesn’t make sense to manually perform a task when you can get a software program to do it for you. Small Batches concierge minimum viable product In one of Eric Ries’ posts, he shows how small batches can actually help you become more efficient.

Technology-Driven Innovation - Not Just for the High-Tech By Langdon Morris There are six distinct innovation views that typically need to be integrated into one clear perspective in order to come out with the best possible results: three outsider viewpoints and three insider perspectives: Outsider Perspectives – Knowledge Channel Innovation, Peer-to-Peer Innovation, Outside-in Innovation; Insider Perspectives – Technology-Driven Innovation, Bottom-Up Innovation, Top-Down Innovation. This is Part 6 of a six-part series examining each of these perspectives.

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