Lemon #68. How to calm your nerves

Lemon #68. How to your nerves While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned about how to calm your nerves, especially if you’re running a startup:  Make some friends. Although it’s nearly impossible to get high-quality advice on the tough …

Lemon #67. Key Concepts: Tech products.

Lemon #64. Getting to fit While reading ‘Inspired’ from Marty Cagan, we learned about key product concepts:  Marty says that we need to discover the product to be built, and we need to deliver that product to market. Discovery and delivery are two main activities …

Lemon #66. The root causes of failed product efforts

Lemon #66. The root causes of failed efforts While reading ‘Inspired’ from Marty Cagan, we learned about the root causes of failed product efforts:  If you didn’t see the post about stages of a tech product, I suggest you taking a look before reading this …

Lemon #65. Stages of a tech product

Lemon #65. Stages of a product While reading ‘Inspired’ from Marty Cagan, we learned about the stages of a tech product:  He says that everything starts with ideas. In most companies they’re coming from inside (executives or key stakeholders or business owners) or outside (current …

Lemon #64. Getting to product/market fit

Lemon #64. Getting to fit While reading ‘Inspired’ from Marty Cagan, we learned about how to get to product/market fit:  In the technology world, we generally have three stages of companies: startups, growth-stage and enterprise companies.  He loosely defines startup as a new product company …

Lemon #63. Scaling a company

Lemon #63. Scaling a While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned about scaling a company:  If you want to build an important company, then at some point you have to scale. If you want to do something that matters, …

Lemon #62. Why dogs at work and yoga aren’t culture

Lemon #62. Why dogs at work and yoga aren’t While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned why dogs at work and yoga aren’t culture:  Startups today do all kinds of things to distinguish themselves. Many great, many original, many …

Lemon #61. Programming your culture

Lemon #61. Programming your While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned about how to program your culture:  Ask ten founders about company culture and what it means and you’ll get ten different answers. It’s about office design, it’s about …

Lemon #60. Old people

Lemon #60. Old While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned about old executive people: Your startup is going well and as your business expands you hear the dreaded words from someone on your board: «You need to hire some …

Lemon #59. How big should the titles be?

Lemon #59. How should the titles be? While reading ‘The hard thing about hard things’ from Ben Horowitz, we learned about how big the titles should be. «Should your company make Vice President the top title or should you have Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Revenue …