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Final Advice On Executing Lean Startup Introduction The media portrays startup success incorrectly as fatalistic — if you have the right stuff a good idea, determination, timing, and luckyou will inevitably succeed.
This idea is seductive because it both promises easy success and justifies failure. To succeed, all you need is the right stuff — easy!
And yet if you fail, you can simply justify failure as not having the right stuff, rather than making poor decisions.
This is softer on the ego. This is the wrong way to think about entrepreneurship. Startup success is NOT fatalistic. There is a rigorous, repeatable method to achieve startup success — the Lean Startup. Origins of the Lean Startup The ideas in The Lean Startup came about when Eric got frustrated working on products that failed to get traction.
As an engineer, he initially thought they failed due to technical problems, but this was never the right answer.
In reality, they just spent a lot of time building things nobody wanted. So when he started his new company, IMVU, he wanted to try something different. The job of a startup is to learn who their customer is and what their product should be.
This learning should be treated rigorously and scientifically. We define what an entrepreneur is and how startups learn through experimentation. We step through the Build-Measure-Learn loop in technical detail.
We learn how to step through the Build-Measure-Learn loop faster. Startups are worried management will squash energy and creativity. The problem is, startups go too far in the other direction into chaos. They often take a shoot-from-the-hip, hail-Mary, undisciplined approach to company development.
This leads unfortunately to failure, spending years of your life building something no one gives a crap about. Startups really DO need management, but a new kind of management catering to high-risk innovation.
Surprise — that method is the Lean Startup. The Roots of Lean Startup The goal of a startup is to learn what their customers want and will pay for, as quickly as possible. Because startups face so much uncertainty, you have to make continuous adjustments to your startup plan, based on the information you get back.
This is the Build-Measure-Learn loop. Think about it like driving a car. When you get on the road, you make constant adjustments to the steering wheel, based on where you see yourself on the road. Veer a little right, and you turn to the left before you go offroad.
You collect information about your customer, just like seeing where you are on the road. Based on this new information, you adjust your strategy, like turning the steering wheel.
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