Steve Blank has one of the best definitions of what is a startup: “a startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” To ensure that a business is scalable, the problem the startup builds a solution for should have a large addressable market. An important aspect of it being - Read More -
“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” Marc Benioff
My niece is on her way to college later this year and like most people her age, she has very little idea what she wants to do at or after college. Unfortunately this trend is a global issue and many parents and their college going kids think that college is some magic bullet that is - Read More -
I was doing some research on creating a minimal viable product for a short talk I will be giving. Listed below is some of the helpful research material I found. What is the minimum viable product? – Venturehacks The Minimum Viable Product Dissected What happens to user experience in a minimum viable product? Perfection By - Read More -
Dropbox is one of those products that I use on a daily basis. It has completely removed my need for USB sticks. This presentation goes over the starting stages of Dropbox, and then onto where they went from idea to execution. It provides a great roadmap for companies that are building products in categories that - Read More -
This is a fascinating presentation of the importance of the correct use of metrics when developing your product. Many of us keep our focus on vanity metrics that result in a skewed and biased picture of what is actually happening during engagement.
Ash Maurya, USERcycle Great presentation by Ash Maurya who has studied the lean methodology in great detail. Slotting in new feature is the easiest thing a startup can do, yet can be one of the most expensive mistakes they can make. Validating feature releases with your users or target segment is essential in building a - Read More -