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Visual book review: Running Lean–Ash Maurya

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If you’re starting a technology business – or other kinds of businesses – you’ll find many tips in Ash Maurya’s book, Running Lean. In particular, he provides step-by-step guides for conducting problem interviews, solution interviews, and MVP interviews, all great ways to validating your business assumptions and make sure you’re on the right track.

Here’s a sketchnote that summarizes the key points from the book. Click on the image to see a larger version.

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The business model canvas in Running Lean is released under the Creative Commons Sharealike Licence, so this image is as well. Enjoy!

Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works, Second Edition (O’Reilly). (affiliate link) Copyright 2012 Ash Maurya, 978-1-449-30517-8. Recommended for startup founders and early employees.

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Sketchnotes: Angel Hack Toronto pitches!

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Sketchnotes from today’s pitch afternoon – 62 2-minute pitches from the different teams in Angel Hack Toronto. Lots of great stuff! Feel free to share these visual summaries under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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See the AngelHack Toronto presentation list for links to short descriptions.

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Sketchnotes: Startup Communities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

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This is from Brad Feld‘s talk last night on Startup Communities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems at the Toronto Reference Library.

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Startup Communities and Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – Brad Feld

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I received a free ticket to attend the event. Thanks to Brad Feld, David Crow, William Mougayar, and the sponsors!

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Sketchnotes: #ENT101 Entrepreneurial Management–Jon E. Worren

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This talk is part of the free MaRS Entrepreneurship 101 series (webcast and in-person session every Wednesday).

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MaRS ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 (#ENT 101)
ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT – JON E. WORREN
Identify a sustainable business model with minimum waste
– Search
– Business Model
– Start-up
– Growth
– Execution
Customer Problem
Product solution ?
Business Model
Exit (it’s Okay!_
Evaluate
Yes O NO
assumptions
Test
Measure
Time studies
– Taylor
+ Work studies
Steel factories
Managers plan, workers work
Scientific management
Waste Time
Muda:
Hansei: learning
Kaizen: improvement
Jidoka: self-learning

TOYOTA PRODUCTION SYSTEM
agile Development Manifesto
Customer collaboration
Dev Dev Customer
Fewer documents
More conversations
iterations
Lean Thinking
From factories… to all businesses
customer value
Customer Development
Prioritizing business problems to solve
Customer acquisition
Scarcest resource, so understand the process
BUSINESS MODEL CANVAS
Value proposition –> core
What you offer
How you offer it
$ value/ benefit
how value is generated
difference from others
Summary
startups are different
focused on learning
$ most will bootstrap wade
Minimize risk by breaking up the process
Customer problem
Minimum viable product
Customer acquisition
Human element: have someone keep you accountable!
PROCESS> idea
Q&A: Don’t ask people to be your customers in your interview! asking w/o selling
LEAN STARTUP
Customer development + agile development
Build – Learn – Test – Measure
Lean Coffee, Toronto
Company building
Customer creation
Customer validation
Customer discovery

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