This article touches on many things that I think are needed to create a sustainable and happy business.
Find a higher purpose.
Don't think, do.
Share what you believe and build a tribe.
Embrace the entrepreneurial mindset, more specifically the growth mindset (fav. topic of mine).
Create your own luck.
When first starting out on a venture, the main focus should be to remove uncertainty and risk as fast as possible .
@alexosterwalder has 5 essentials that you should think about. My personal faves are:
"2) Start testing the riskiest assumptions: What’s the most important thing that needs to be true for your idea to work."
"3) Start with cheap and fast experiments when uncertainty is high. Invest more with decreasing uncertainty. "
Ah.. the Pivot!
A concept that, like the MVP, has been adopted outside Lean Startup Circles and is often misused.
Steve Blank reminds us what a pivot is in the context of Lean Startup and why almost every startup or innovation will face a pivot or persevere moment.
"How can Automattic consistently hire the best people without ever having a single voice conversation?"
I'm on board with Sir Richard Branson and believe that remote working is the future. This awesome step-by-step guide details how Automattic (Wordpress et al.) hires remotely.
So apparently transparency is now a movement. If you are a regular reader you will know that I'm a fan of transparency.
You don't need to go as far as sharing your revenue in a public dashboard, but Josh does a great job of going through the benefits and drawbacks of being transparent and sharing.
As an organiser of Leancamps and other events, this post really struck a cord.
It outlines why an organisation may want to run and internal innovation event and how you would go about achieving it. I really like the idea of having a structured follow-on. Give the incentive for winning ideas go into a week long sprint to get developed further.
If you have any questions or need and help you can always ping me for advice :)