In the internet based business-2-consumer space, there are so many offerings that you really have to make sure you stand out from the crowd and get noticed. In case you are in a business where it is ok to be a bit casual and trendy, it might make sense to look at the following option […]
In one of my last posts called Lean task management gets things done, I described a bit how to tackle the overwhelming load of info and tasks in daily life. I presented my take on general structure – high level (HLP), mid level (MLP) and low level plan (LLP) – and also pointed out some […]
You are in a hurry. An interested investor asked you to present him a first overview on your product idea, the respective market you are adressing and the future growth expectations. You have most of the slides in place but are lacking the business metrics slide. How to best prepare a decent slide design for […]
Many people are overwhelmed by the tasks and information that get on their desk day by day. Despite the variety of methods like e.g. the basic Eisenhower principle for time and task management, Getting things done (GTD) from David Allen and the gazillion electronic task management tools out there, we face a daily battle for our scarce […]
[slideshare id=11488201&w=500&h=417&sc=no] via slideshare.net Great interview. I especially liked the critical review of the Lean Startup terminology and thinking (e.g. problem/solution fit and engineering thinking vs. problem/design fit and design thinking).
via economist.com A very interesting take on the “Silicon Valley” method and the American culture of “failing forward”.
In the last post, I have highlighted the importance of a business agreement in the early stage of a startup endavour (e.g. after eight weeks of successful team work and problem/solution fit). Starting this process soon helps to get clarity on expectations and committments of each member of the founding team and can save you […]
You have a decent business idea, made your homework, found a partner willing to start up and got out of the building. Several weeks of customer and product development have passed and you learned quite some lessons on your way. Feedback was quite positive and you feel like you are on to something potentially big. You […]
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, was originally a very shy guy. In his book iWoz he writes, “Most inventors and engineer I’ve met are like me–they’re shy and live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists.” Steve writes that, “artist work best alone–best outside of corporate […]
Best Advice for Other Merchants “Find something that means something to you. This will keep things fun and exciting. “Expect long hours and probably not a lot of money at first. I like to tell people I decided to work for myself in order to avoid working for a jerk. “Read books, magazines, blogs, newsletters, […]