April 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Customer Growth Hacking for Lean Startups: How Silicon Valley is Creating Billion Dollar $tartups

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Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are becoming obsolete. Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are not keeping pace with the high rate of change and innovation in the startup world. Many startups are no longer using traditional business plans. Many startups do not formally start with applying Porter's Competitive Strategy or Value Chain. For the many billion dollar startups that…

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Added by Rod on April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Customer Growth Hacking (CGH): The First Thing You Need to Know

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The late Peter Drucker once said, "The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer." How wise!

And what a customer-centric presentation of a business's main goal especially for startups: create and keep customersBut, how can entrepreneurs as well as startups rapidly and inexpensively acquire, retain, and grow customers?

To answer the above question, this article introduces the concept…

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Added by Rod on April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Family Owned Business: How to Start Your Own Restaurant

Starting a family restaurant can be a wonderful way to bring your clan together. However, rush in without the right research and your venture could tear your family apart. Read on to discover how to launch a successful family restaurant.

 

Make a Plan

Gather your family members and make a plan for your business. Think carefully about the food you’ll serve and your preferred restaurant style. Consider the dishes you enjoy and the restaurants you frequent. If your…

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Added by pritam on April 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

To Burn a Business Plan or NOT to Burn a Business Plan? Can You Help Me, Now?

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Dear Colleague,

It would not come as news to many that use of the traditional business plan is steadily declining especially in the world of Lean Startups. 

 

Some advocates in the Lean Startup world have even issued a war cry: “Burn the Business Plan!” But, should the business plan be burned?

Right now, we simply do not know whether the business plan should be burned. We…

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Added by Rod on April 14, 2015 at 5:15pm — No Comments

5 Principles for Radically Improving Your Creativity: The O.T.H.E.R. Loop

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"The art and science of invention can be effectively learned as well as taught." Rod King

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Almost twenty years ago, there was a polarizing argument in the magic (conjuring) community. Some magicians were arguing that invention of magic tricks could be learned but cannot be taught. In other words, learning to invent takes place mainly through tacit knowledge and experiential learning. Other…

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Added by Rod on April 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

What Shaka Zulu Can Teach Us About Marketing/Sales

For most solopreneurs, marketing and sales are tough.  By definition a solopreneur hates working with other people.  The idea that you now have to go out, contact them, interact and convince them of your worth is truly painful.  And by go…

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Added by Tim Rudkins on April 7, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

How the Market of Business Model Engines Evolves in the Computing Industry: The 5 Stages

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The computing industry has transformed and continues to transform our lives beyond our wild imaginations. In spite of its transformative power and accelerated rate of change, the computing industry evolves just like other industries as well as living organizations. Products, services, industries, and business models continuously emerge and compete to ideally solve B.U.M.P.S.: Big Urgent Market Problems.

The fractal model of…

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Added by Rod on April 4, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Certified trainers as a resource

I have moved the list of certified trainers to the Blog Section to keep thin formation accessible to anyone who may wish to link with a resource support.

AustraliaJames King: james@kingsinsight.com

BelgiumMatty Paquay: matty@paquay-group.com ; Bruno Wattenbergh: bwa@abe.irisnet.be

BrazilFabio Nunes:…

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Added by Mike Lachapelle on April 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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