Category: Executable Ideas

Thinking Out Loud

Sell the problem you solve. Not the Product.

People do not want to spend money on another product. They don’t even want to download another piece of software. They want a solution to their immediate problem. Often, startups concentrate so much on thinking through their product, adding features, and convincing themselves that this is the best (insert product category here) that’s ever been seen. […]

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Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

I just found this brilliant article by Alex Iskold… alexiskold.stfi.re/2015/10/07/re-thinking-viability-of-your-mvp He argues that the key to the vitality of new business ideas are feedback loops. This is what makes natural systems alive and this is what makes great software alive as well. To arrive at your MVP, strive to create a minimal product that has correct feedback loops. […]

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The Next Feature Fallacy

The Next Feature Fallacy

A few weeks ago, I read this tweet, and found myself nodding my head in vigorous agreement. The Next Feature Fallacy: the fallacy that the next feature you add will suddenly make people want to use the entire product. — Joshua Porter (@bokardo) May 14, 2015 For people who love to build product, when something’s […]

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Once upon a time

The industrial era was a time where people learned a useful skill set, took a job, crafted a lifetime career, and retired on a pension. A lot of people found jobs that allowed them to coast along doing the same old stuff for decades. Then the world discovered computers and joined them together, and created […]

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