#LeanStartup’s Hidden Gem – Built-in Risk Management for Creation

The Lean Startup approach to managing the uncertainty of creation contains hidden gems that seamlessly harness the most powerful risk management techniques helpful to anyone trying to create something new

Borrowing a soccer strategy to displace an entrenched market leader

In soccer, players “form a square” to outmaneuver an entrenched, stronger defender. This same strategy can enable small, agile challengers to form a square of market niches that enable them to outmaneuver and displace an entrenched market leader.

What is the ‘Magic Number’ of market leaders in Tech?

Jack Welch used to say, “Be Number 1 or Number 2 (or else get out of the market).” Does this same “Magic Number” apply in the information technology and software world (where innovation is continuous and Moore’s Law applies)?

Start-ups: Three execution activities that separate successes from “interesting ideas”

The sense of freedom in a start-up (or incubation) environment is incredibly exciting. However, it is very easy to let this freedom lead you down the path of “what if”, distracting you from achieving success. You only have – at most – three years (many would argue two) to go from spending the “first opportunity dollar” to demonstrating commercial success. This leaves little room for distraction.