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Eric Ries

Lean Startup and Design Thinking: 5 Things I've learned From Eric Ries

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

There is a reason for which entrepreneurs call their companies "startups" and not "endups". The name basically designates a small enterprise that begins somewhere at the bottom of the unknown, from where it begins to climb up.

You Don't Have to Be a Product Visionary to Create a Great Product

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.19.2012 | Small Business
Michael B. Fishbein

So everyone's heard the buzzwords and maybe even read the book, but is lean start-up methodology (Lean) really a smart practice, and how can it help s...

The Difference Between a 'Pivot' and a 'Reboot'

Tom Grasty | Posted 04.30.2012 | Small Business
Tom Grasty

Of course, we all know that if there's one truism in entrepreneurship, it's that change is the only constant we can rely on. And sometimes we really do need to change course. So how do you know if you should pivot or reboot?

The Startup Skill Set

Daniel Tenner | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business
Daniel Tenner

Success in the startup world has more to do with skills than with ideas. The best approach as a new entrepreneur is to try and fill the glaring gaps in your skill set, so that if your startup fails, at least it will be failing for an interesting reason.

How The U.S. Education System Is Failing Students

Posted 01.30.2012 | Education

The debate surrounding the so-called broken education system in the U.S. has drawn input from leaders across industrial sectors, and in a conversation...

How to Win the Talent War

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Dorie Clark

Being certain about what really works means you're selecting the best people -- without the potential bias of pattern recognition. And that means a better return on investment.

What It Means To Be 'Lean'

Fred Wilson | Posted 11.16.2011 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

To me, lean is a state of mind that a founder and team needs to have across all aspects of the business. The specific product and engineering approaches are at the core of the lean startup movement. But if you can apply lean to hiring, sales, marketing, customer service, finance, and everything else, you will be rewarded with a fast, nimble company.