Lean Startup

    • How to Escape Hustle Mode

      In the last post, I introduced the concept of Hustle Mode - a state of extreme focus that is necessary to get a new business off the ground quickly. As was correctly pointed out by several commenters, while Hustle Mode is a great way to make a business successful, it's not a great way to live. If you're in Hustle Mode, your health, social life and perhaps even sanity are taking a hit.

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    • The “Dry Stretch” that Makes Almost All Entrepreneurs Fail

      Have you ever wondered why starting a business is so damn difficult? And all the while, some entrepreneurs make it look easy. What's up with that? In today's post, you'll discover a universal and unshakable principle that makes being an entrepreneur difficult. There's (almost) nothing you can do about it, but if you know about this, you're much more likely to see it through...​ More...

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    • The Simplest (and Quickest) Way to Validate Your Business Idea and Find the Perfect Niche

      So, you have this idea for a business or maybe a new niche to enter. This is perhaps the most crucial moment of the entire project: what you do now will determine whether you dive head-first into a world of pain or whether you'll be taking the first steps towards a thriving new business. Watch the video below to see the simple approach I use to validate any new business idea in any market.

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  • What to Do When You Launch a Product & No One Buys… IMP#36

    … this episode and this one.Why we've walked away even from products that had successful launches. Failure is not the only signal that tells you to pivot.The true (and usually misunderstood) benefit of following a "lean" product creation model and creating a minimum viable product. This point will change the way you think about building your business…

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  • The “Dry Stretch” that Makes Almost All Entrepreneurs Fail

    … Have you ever wondered why starting a business is so damn difficult? And all the while, some entrepreneurs make it look easy. What's up with that? In today's post, you'll discover a universal and unshakable principle that makes being an entrepreneur difficult. There's (almost) nothing you can do about it, but if you know about this, you're…

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  • What to Do When You Launch a Product & No One Buys… IMP#36

    … In previous posts & podcast episodes, we've talked a lot about minimum viable products, getting businesses off the ground on a shoestring budget and the value of releasing rapidly. If you follow the advice you find here, you'll soon find yourself with a product or service ready to present to the world and perhaps you even orchestrate a small…

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  • How to Escape Hustle Mode

    … In the last post, I introduced the concept of Hustle Mode - a state of extreme focus that is necessary to get a new business off the ground quickly. As was correctly pointed out by several commenters, while Hustle Mode is a great way to make a business successful, it's not a great way to live. If you're in Hustle Mode, your health, social life…

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  • 3 “Lean Startup” Hacks to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    … for—is an expression of lean startup philosophy. The concept was first shared by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries in 2008 and expanded on in his 2011 best seller The Lean Startup. I built my own company around lean startup principles, which emphasize, above all, the importance of gauging customer demand and startup viability early on, before laying out…

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  • Looking Back at 2014: Power Curves, Teamwork & Mindset Changes

    … implementation here. The Lean Startup (book). Topics Covered in this Podcast Episode: What it’s like to move from being a solopreneur to managing a team and the big challenges that face any growing business. Why an inability to “let go” was one of the big problems we had to deal with this year. How I’ve added a new layer to the principle…

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  • What You Can Learn from a Local Gardening Business – IMP#32

    … information products is so valuable. My product creation case study. How to create a minimum viable information product (lean startup for info products). What are your thoughts on this episode? Do you have questions about how to apply the methods to your own business? Let me know by leaving a comment! …

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  • How to Create a Minimum Viable Information Product

    … 0 How to Create a Minimum Viable Information Product Some of the web’s most successful businesses swear by the lean startup method. I’ve also personally used this method and I’ve written about minimum viable products as one of the pillars of successfully starting an online business. In a nutshell, the idea is to create the smallest possible…

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  • Why You Should Publish Crappy Landing Pages

    …. Read the excellent book, The Lean Startup. Publish crappy (or even really good) landing pages really quickly with Thrive Landing Pages. Thoughts or questions about this video? Let me know by leaving a comment below! …

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  • 23 Seldom-Used Ideas for How to Use Twitter Lists

    … that totals over 2,700 list members. 3. Mini-communities of those with shared interests Here’s a great opportunity for a little community outreach and engagement. If you know a group of folks on Twitter who share a common interest with you or your business—lean startup for Buffer, for instance—collect these users into a list. This comes…

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  • How to Increase Landing Page Conversions With the Psychology of Desire

    … incentive to stay at one. Airbnb pays professional photographers to photograph the vacation properties listed on their site – without charge to the property owners – because they understand the importance of beautiful photographs in creating desire. This strategy has been extremely successful for the company. In a presentation for The Lean…

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