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6 things wrong with the 'Lean Startup' model

6 things wrong with the 'Lean Startup' model | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
I’m sick and tired of hearing about "lean startups." No offense to Eric Ries, who’s coined some very corporate Bingo-worthy phrases now enmeshed in Silicon Valley culture (such as pivot, minimally ...
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Amen to that.

I agree to the lean model but the MVP concept really proved more and more annoying.

It is a bit too easy to build and launch a minimum which does not really translate into a product and a company.

MVP leads to Minimum Viable Companies where minimum and failure are far more than just options.

Maximize the viability and minimize the failure.

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Not to be "Lean" in social media ......

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Silicon Valley sheeps or builders of tomorrow ?

Silicon Valley sheeps or builders of tomorrow ? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Why Silicon Valley Funds Instagrams, not Hyperloops.

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For once, a very (very) long article. Yet an interesting reflection on the current business in the Valley (and the World I would say) and the trend towards some kind of "MVR" ("Most Viable Risk" ...).

At a recent startup meeting the question was asked to founders : How many want to build a million Dollars startup ? Hands raised, almost the whole crowd.

How many want to build a billion Dollars startup ? One cheeky hand only.

Founders - like investors - do not tend to aim that high. Everybody wants money and ROI, not really the building of something new and great.

This post does indeed ask some fair questions in this regard and makes some good points.

With the matter of "future" in the background. Are we moving towards an era of "un-innovation" ?

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How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But somewhere along the way, it got to be uncool to reduce one’s risk of failure.
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An interesting point about failure and the somewhat switch to "failing is just plain ok".

That is still not true everywhere (countries like France or Japan, for instance, do not accept failure (much)). But that certainly is some old habit in the Valley. With the point that failing is like losing. Ok sometimes but efforts are required, at some point, in order to go back to winning.

I mention efforts as I also think about the fashionable "MVP". Delivering the minimum requires far less efforts and engagement. Yet the concept is more or less accepted. 

However, as an end-user and customer, when I buy something I want it to work. What is the point in having an ok-looking, ok-working, so called wonderful app if it is bound to crash every minute.

Hence, I tend to agree with the point made here and would even push it further, it is also killing startups somehow.

Let's just hope it only kills the minimum viable ones.

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