This was my second year attending the Lean Startup Conference. Last year I was an attendee, and this year I was honored to have been selected as a speaker. I’ll admit that having my own dedicated timeslot (at 2:30pm the final day of the conference) meant I was never completely in “learner” mode, in the[…]
They say you can’t learn ’til you launch, but you need to truly launch. Don’t solely rely on internal feedback or solve a problem so specific you can never grow the business.
According to McKinsey & Company, an organization must have initiatives in each of the three horizons to ensure long-term success.
This session, which was quickly renamed “Awesome combos” by the panelists, was described as follows: Some of the most transformative new ideas and products are being created in both the skunkwork labs of tech giants and by digital artists, hackers, and other collectives; and in some instances the two sides are joining forces. The thread[…]
As a product strategist here at ReadyTalk, I help to identify customer needs and market opportunities within our industry. Our organization is still relatively small (180 employees), and lately we’ve been discussing how lean methodologies may or may not be able to be applied to our business. As I recently finished courses in Entrepreneurship and[…]