The Entrepreneurial MVP

As many in the entrepreneurial world, I have become a big fan of Eric Ries and his Lean Start-up philosophy. The big idea is that instead of creating a fully featured, branded, buttoned up product or service, you instead create a series of Minimum Viable Products (or MVPs). The beauty of the MVP approach is […]

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Lean ways to test new product ideas

I have an equation written on the whiteboard at our offices: 15 minutes watching a real user with your product in their environment = 10 hours talking/planning at the office. This equation saved my company. Pablo Fuentes, CEO and founder of Proven Do you have a great idea for a new product or service? The […]

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Why big data matters…big

“The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus.” Research Study by MGI and McKinsey’s Business Technology Office  Have you heard of a relatively new entrepreneurial framework termed the Lean Start-up? […]

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