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The Pivot (or How to Learn Humility in 4 Steps)

The Pivot (or How to Learn Humility in 4 Steps) | FastStart | Scoop.it
Start-up founders don't just wake up one day and decide to launch something entirely different. It's a gradual--and more grueling--process.
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Customer Journey Map - Service Design Tools

Customer Journey Map - Service Design Tools | FastStart | Scoop.it

Building a customer journey implies the observation of the user experience and the representation of that experience through its touchpoints.
The example shown here is a rough sketch used for the construction of a customer journey map (in this case the map is referred to a simplified train ride). The starting point is the identification of the touchpoints as the elements of the service interface that establish the relation between the user and the organization. The touchpoints can be physical, virtual or human. The user experience is obtained by connecting the different touchpoints in a sequence.

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Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall

Nail the Customer Development Manifesto to the Wall | FastStart | Scoop.it

"When Bob Dorf and I wrote the Startup Owners Manual we listed a series of Customer Development principles. I thought they might be worth enumerating here: A Startup Is a Temporary Organization Designed to Search for A Repeatable and Scalable Business Model"

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Analysis Paralysis (and Blaming Lean Startup)

Analysis Paralysis (and Blaming Lean Startup) | FastStart | Scoop.it
Lately, I'm getting more and more feedback from entrepreneurs that Lean Startup is holding them back.
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The Great Repeatable Business Model

The Great Repeatable Business Model | FastStart | Scoop.it

Differentiation is the essence of strategy, the prime source of competitive advantage. You earn money not just by performing a valuable task but by being different from your competitors in a manner that lets you serve your core customers better and more profitably.

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You’re a Startup. But Are You Searching Or Executing?

You’re a Startup. But Are You Searching Or Executing? | FastStart | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard at one point or another that the key to startup success is execution.  I’ve said as much myself.  In the harsh reality of building businesses, ideas are commodities and successful business models are luxury goods.  Except that...
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Your startup's moment has come (Wired UK)

Your startup's moment has come (Wired UK) | FastStart | Scoop.it
There’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur in the UK. Investors have zero-tax breaks, universities and corporates want to help you, and failure is an option -- and often a valuable lesson.
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Benefits Of Working At A Startup

Benefits Of Working At A Startup | FastStart | Scoop.it

"Seems he's in two minds whether to take the awesome engineering job at the startup or to go with the big boys."

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The Anatomy Of A Perfect Landing Page

The Anatomy Of A Perfect Landing Page | FastStart | Scoop.it
Although there is no exact formula to making a perfect landing page, there are some common rules of thumb to increase your chances of making a winning one. The infographic is a great place to begin.
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Valuable Ideas Are Worthless.

Valuable Ideas Are Worthless. | FastStart | Scoop.it

I don’t know how many times I hear people talking about their top secret “valuable idea".  They get paranoid about sharing it, they worry about people discovering it, they want people to buy it off them and they think that it’s worth millions.

Let me categorically say that valuable ideas aren’t worth anything. The valuable part of any idea is its implementation.

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Top 20 Young Entrepreneur’s of 2011

Top 20 Young Entrepreneur’s of 2011 | FastStart | Scoop.it
Some entrepreneurship stories captivate, while others inspire. If you think you're alone in your journey - think again.
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The Lean Startup: The Science Of Entrepreneurship

The Lean Startup: The Science Of Entrepreneurship | FastStart | Scoop.it

"This talk draws on stories and insights from the book, explaining the new science of entrepreneurship. Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable."

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How to Start a Startup

"You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible. Most startups that fail do it because they fail at one of these. A startup that does all three will probably succeed."

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2005-ben elhangzott előadás... Paul Graham blogján.

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'Pivoting' Pays Off for Entrepreneurs

'Pivoting' Pays Off for Entrepreneurs | FastStart | Scoop.it
Today's tech entrepreneurs often cycle quickly through different ideas until they find one that sticks, and the 'pivoting' is paying off.
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Personas - Service Design Tools

Personas - Service Design Tools | FastStart | Scoop.it

The personas are archetypes built after a preceding exhaustive observation of the potential users. Each persona is based on a fictional character whose profile gathers up the features of an existing social group. In this way the personas assume the attributes of the groups they represent: from their social and demographic characteristics, to their own needs, desires, habits and cultural backgrounds.

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Put Your New Business Model to the Test

Put Your New Business Model to the Test | FastStart | Scoop.it
When a consumer product company wants to know how a new product or new marketing campaign will perform, it doesn't rely solely on traditional market research surveys. It goes to test markets.
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7 Questions to Assess Your Business Model Design « Business Model Alchemist

7 Questions to Assess Your Business Model Design « Business Model Alchemist | FastStart | Scoop.it

"Ultimately, customers are the only relevant judges of your business model. However, even before you test your model in the market, you can assess its design with 7 questions that go well beyond the conventional focus on products and market segments."

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How to Get Great Traction for Your Startup!

How to Get Great Traction for Your Startup! | FastStart | Scoop.it

Last Thursday we were featured on a site for startups called Betali.st (www.betali.st). We enjoyed watching the effect it had on growing our business and building awareness for our product. We saw our highest day ever of traffic and saw a 200% increase over our previous high day.

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500 Startups Increases Focus On International Entrepreneurship and Investment of Emerging Markets

500 Startups Increases Focus On International Entrepreneurship and Investment of Emerging Markets | FastStart | Scoop.it
Startup World is an initiative to promote startups, entrepreneurship and technology globally by sharing Silicon Valley culture with the world and bringing startups from around the world to Silicon Valley.
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Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

Should You Really Be A Startup Entrepreneur? | FastStart | Scoop.it

 

I was asked by somebody recently in a private message on Quora about whether the individual should leave his comfortable job to become an entrepreneur. You would think the obvious thing I would tell somebody is, “yes, of course it’s a great idea.” You’d be surprised. I often advise against it. I really have to know somebody’s personal story and circumstances to know whether it is suitable for that person.
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3 Fundamentals of Building a Great Business

3 Fundamentals of Building a Great Business | FastStart | Scoop.it
Whether you’re launching a start-up or looking to grow a mature business, you won’t get very far unless you stick to these basics.
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Success in a Connected World | Ross Dawson: Futurist, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor

Success in a Connected World | Ross Dawson: Futurist, Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Strategy Advisor | FastStart | Scoop.it

This diagram brings together the foundations of success in a connected world: Relationships, Visibility, and Execution, and how to achieve these.

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Your Business Can Be More Than Just a Job

Your Business Can Be More Than Just a Job | FastStart | Scoop.it
Did you fantasize about the lifestyle you would have as an entrepreneur? Surprised it hasn't turned out that way? It's not too late to turn things around.
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The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time | FastStart | Scoop.it
Why is it that between 25 and 50 per cent of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?
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