Disrupt Your Business: Think Like an Entrepreneur

  We want the work that we do to mean something. In order for our work to have meaning, we have to really make products or services that add value and change people’s lives for the better, that do good in the world. That’s the vision of the future that we strive for. Hopefully, the … Continue reading Disrupt Your Business: Think Like an Entrepreneur

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Scale Retention and Optimize Your Business With Your Email List

The number of people going to your site doesn’t matter. You may be getting tons of traffic but if people are bouncing away from your site, then that is not effective at all. If you’re not spreading the word about your product or service and just throwing up ads, that is not connecting with your … Continue reading Scale Retention and Optimize Your Business With Your Email List

Building Sustainability with Validated Learning

Companies exist not to make stuff, make money, or serve customers. They exist to learn how to build a sustainable business. This learning can be validated scientifically, by running experiments that allow us to test each element of our vision. The term “validated learning” was coined by Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup. Validated … Continue reading Building Sustainability with Validated Learning

Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

Design is about human experience. What’s a better way to learn how to think and how people think other than learning some philosophy? Especially if it can be applied daily to realistic circumstances and is not abstract or controversial. Stoicism: What Stands In the Way Becomes the Way I highly suggest that you learn the … Continue reading Applying Philosophy to Design Thinking: Stoicism

Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking

  So, you gave the Design Thinking process a shot at work and it didn’t work out? That sucks, but there’s an alternative to that approach. Some argue that Design Thinking falls short as it doesn’t address issues that happen downstream and that processes are not measurable in action (this can be debated). According to … Continue reading Lean Startup: The Alternative to Design Thinking