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…

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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…

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

    … much more likely to see it through...​ More... Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail "You Are Here" If you've found yourself struggling along with building a business, putting in a lot of work seemingly without payoff, it's likely that you're stuck here:​ That's when your motivation to learn new things and develop your entrepreneurial skills is already…

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

    … to validate any new business idea in any market.​ More... Simple Business Validation To learn about this process in step-by-step detail, check out The Impact System. Here's a quick summary of the steps from the video: ​Look for an Active Marketplace The number one thing you need to validate for a new business is that there will be customers. Look…

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

    … skills and improving them effectively, you can make bad business decisions and hamper that payoff curve. This is one of the reasons I advocate building a mailing list and creating & selling products so much. Think about it: ​Your mailing list grows over time (even if it grows slowly) and the more it grows, the more reach you have. The more…

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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

    … here to download the MP3 file for this episode. Links & Resources for this Episode: A look at the hugely successful launched we mentioned at the beginning: Part 1, Part 2. Thrive Themes – the new business all this fuss has been about. Learn about the SCRUM method that we apply for our development team. Learn more about rapid…

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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

    … they are small in scope and cover a very narrow topic. And they were both created and released very quickly. These are the two major aspects that make an MVP work. The Pricing Question Both of these examples are free products. Does that mean your information MVP has to be a free product? No. I could easily charge a small amount for these products and I’m…

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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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