Why We’re Not LinkedIn

The on-going flurry of requests to connect on LinkedIn compels me to write this post explaining why not.

#1. I don’t know youintl-stop-sign

Never heard of you… no clue why I should add you to my network.  Then I google you and don’t find much… and what I do find is vague.

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How to Build Your Lean Startup: Intensive Workshop

Six Hours of Practical Methods & Tactics

Minimize risk and waste in your customer development process and MVP build out.

Sunday, March 16th – 10:30am to 5:30pm

A few words on what to do… followed by LOTS of how to do it:

  • Hands-on learning… develop your startup during the workshop
  • Insider advice on how potential investors will view your startup
  • Questions and answers on your specific startup idea

This is a how-to workshop.  Come prepared to do real work and make significant progress on your startup!

Results: 1. you get coherent, actionable customer development steps that help you build your MVP and pivot when necessary… 2. you learn how to build an effective Minimum Viable Product that can scale up.

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Build Carefully: a Cautionary Tale for Startup Founders

It’s rare to find a startup that’s breaking new ground and has the potential to disrupt an industry.  Occasionally I have the pleasure of working with a founder who has a unique take on things.

I’m working with one now… let’s call him Leonard (I love Big Bang Theory) .

Leonard uncovered a unique angle in a deep vertical and he decided to launch a startup to take advantage of this opportunity.

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