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How Superhuman Built an Engine to Find Product/Market Fit | First Round Review
A leading indicator for product/market fit — and the exact four-question survey Superhuman uses to measure it. Why you should segment to find your supporters and build a high-expectation customer profile to narrow your market. How Superhuman retooled its product roadmap and nearly doubled its product/market fit score in just three quarters.
ESB6  ch4  feasibility  fit  survey  pivot  customerdevelopment  customersurveys  segmentation 
6 days ago by jeromekatz
Find Innovations | AIM
Database of tech transfer projects from AUTM member schools. Over 17,000 entries.
ESB6  ch4  TechTransfer  database  databases  innovation  Technology  Tech 
5 weeks ago by jeromekatz
Missouri has a new law defining ‘meat.’ That’s just the latest round in the battles over your food. - The Washington Post
Talks about efforts of big meat producers to get protection through legislation, against a lot of smaller businesses. Classic case of disruption and backlash.
ESB6  ch4  ch3  ethics  innovation  contrarian  backlash  legislation 
9 weeks ago by jeromekatz
The Idea Funnel – Love the Problem
A funnel focused on the idea creation and testing process, ending in a business that is growing. The stages are described. Some typical times are given.
ESB6  idea  funnel  ch4  ch1  stages 
9 weeks ago by jeromekatz
Book - Permissionless Innovation
Will innovators be forced to seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and services, or will they be generally left free to experiment with new technologies and business models?

In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living. Full text available for free on the website.
esb6  ch4  innovation  innovation&entrepreneurship  Ideas  fulltext 
12 weeks ago by jeromekatz
Don’t Start With an MVP – Love the Problem
Why TALKING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS is the most important part of any MVP effort.
ESB6  ch4  ch9  CH10  customerdevelopment  MVP  advice  leanstartup  lean 
march 2018 by jeromekatz
How Much Traffic Do You Need to Get to $100/Day with Adsense? - RankXL
How to estimate online traffic needs to achieve a desired level of income. A way to figure your magic number.
ESB6  ch4  Online  rates  income  ads  traffic  estimates  magicnumber 
january 2018 by jeromekatz
What percent of patents make money? | andrew.spriegel's blog
Great blogpost giving the low success rates for inventions and patents, with original sources noted.
ESB6  ch4  invention  innovation  patent  patents  success  rates 
january 2018 by jeromekatz
Validation Board - FREE tool for testing startup ideas, stop wasting time and money
An alternative to an RBI scan or feasibility study. Tied to the lean startup model and the business model canvas.
ESB6  ch4  feasibility  leanstartup  canvas 
january 2018 by jeromekatz
Lost Einsteins: The Innovations We’re Missing - The New York Times
Linking tax and patent and educational data, these studies show that the opportunity to become an inventor depends more heavily on where you are than we thought.
ESB6  ch4  innovation  creativity  statistics  inequality  children 
december 2017 by jeromekatz
Exercise: 60 Minute MVP - Teaching Entrepreneurship
Create and launch a landing page in 60 minutes. From Doan Winkel's Teaching Entrepreneurship program.
ESB6  ch4  feasibility  landingpage  MVP  leanstartup 
november 2017 by jeromekatz
(4) The 10 Myths of Entrepreneurship - YouTube
Video on the effectuation approach. Contrasts entrepreneurs to managers and super entrepreneurs to regular ones.
ESB6  ch4  ch5  ch6  effectuation  bricolage  comparison 
october 2017 by jeromekatz
Four Tips to Persuade Others Your Idea Is a Winner
Advice on how to pitch an innovative idea so that it gains traction better.
esb6  ch4  pitch  pitchdeck  pitches  pitching  innovate  innovation  phrasing  language  how-to  howto  advice 
february 2017 by jeromekatz
Keith Mcgreggor, Director of venturelab at Georgia tech | SlideShare
Great run through of how to structure a business model canvas, relating the different parts of the canvas, like customer segments related to channels and relationships.
esb5  mgt621  mgt421  businessmodelcanvas  customersegments  how-to  ch4  ch10 
march 2016 by jeromekatz
AUTM Canvas Pressures - Innovation & Competition
Sources of innovation from a business model canvas perspective. Used for BMC explanation in chapter 4 ESB.
esb5  mgt621  mgt421  ch10  businessmodelcanvas  innovation  competition  ch4 
march 2016 by jeromekatz
10 (Or So) Steps from New Venture Opportunity to Crowdfunding Campaign - Google Docs
Craig Armstrong's guide for do-it-yourself killer crowdfunding efforts, with a lot of lean startup along the way.
esb5  ch4  ch15  ch10  ch12  crowdfunding 
march 2016 by jeromekatz
A Power Point template for the Lean Canvas - Digital Evolution
Basic powerpoint and Google template links for lean canvas. Basis for ESB adaptations.
esb5  ch7  ch4  leancanvas  examples  templates  PowerPoint 
february 2016 by jeromekatz
Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back
Why innovations that make a real difference in peoples' lives should be your focus.
esb5  ch2  ch4  ch7  innovation  unsexy  contrarian  simplicity  impact  dotherightthing  ethics  help 
january 2016 by jeromekatz
Small business ideas | SME Pals
Listing of business ideas for use by all.
esb5  ch4  creativity  idea  Finding  Ideas  for  Your  Business  lists 
october 2015 by jeromekatz
Creating Value Through Business Model Innovation | MIT Sloan Management Review
As the article says, "how companies do business will often be as, or more, important than what they do."
esb5  ch7  ch4  businessmodel  innovation  contrarian 
april 2015 by jeromekatz
5 Ways to Know If Your Business Idea Is Brilliant or a Bust
Using mentors and face-to-face meetings with customers to test your idea. Reads like a MGT421/621 how-to.
esb5  ch4  feasibility  ideas  evaluation  how-to  networking 
april 2015 by jeromekatz
SPA Treatment: How do you Segment your Customers? - Customer Development Labs
How to decide what segment to pursue - depends on market size, pay for value and accessibility. Check with Justin for the updated SCALE version.
esb5  ch10  ch12  ch4  segmentation  feasibility  customers  prioritizing 
march 2015 by jeromekatz
Inventors Eye | Toying with Success
Story behind the team that brought Furby's to market.
esb5  ch4  ch3  entrepreneur  teams  inventors  toys  Furby 
january 2015 by jeromekatz
Kauffman Sketchbook - "Go Be An Entrepreneur" |
A great overview of a basic approach to entrepreneurship - team based, action oriented.
esb5  esb.esb5.videos  videos  ch1  ch2  ch4  ch19  ideas  teams  problemsolving  businessmodel 
january 2015 by jeromekatz
Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Itch" |
What makes a great entrepreneur? Someone who is bothered by something (has an itch), is impatient about solving it, is monomaniacal about solving it, and has some skill as a consumer of that kind of product.
esb5  esb.esb5.videos  videos  ch1  ch2  ch4  passion  ideas  DIY  ideaspotting 
january 2015 by jeromekatz
QuickMVP Demo at the NY Tech Meetup - YouTube
Video on a program that lets you test ideas online. The service costs as do the Google Ads, but it provides concrete results and projections.
esb5  ch4  ch10  online  feasibility 
december 2014 by jeromekatz
Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations) | LinkedIn
Why physical proximity helps creativity and lessons of the early tech revolution.
esb5  ch4  innovation  creative  teams  design  invention 
october 2014 by jeromekatz
Article: 7 Taboos of Business Pitching
Solid advice to strategize you pitch. Note the mood analysis.
ch4  esb5  pitching 
august 2014 by jeromekatz
Use Language to Shape a Creative Culture - Tom Kelley and David Kelley - Harvard Business Review
The vocabulary used by your company's leaders and employees can shape attitudes toward innovation, write Tom Kelley and David Kelley of IDEO. They recommend ditching negative wording and embracing more constructive phrases such as "How might we ... ?" This phrase suggests that anything is possible and emphasizes that improvement is a team effort, they write.
esb  esb5  ch4  creativity  language  communication  communicating  mgt620  mgt621  mgt421 
january 2014 by jeromekatz
Article: The 5 Stages of a Breakthrough Idea
Great advice on stages. Weak on how to get a breakthrough.
ch4  idea 
november 2013 by jeromekatz
How to Evaluate Your Business Idea
Awesome flowchart to check if you're ready to start your business from
ch4  feasibility  esb  flowchart  advice  esb5 
august 2013 by jeromekatz
Odd Jobs: The Picasso of Parking Lots - Businessweek
Great example of a pivot (or Ronstadt's corridor principle) - As co-owner of a landscaping operation in Connecticut, he had “horrible experiences with line painters.” He soon proposed a new business venture to his landscaping partners, Daniel Rella and Tom Darrow. “One of the things that attracted us about line painting was that it’s largely off the radar,” he says. “There’s virtually no competition. Everybody knows that parking lots have lines, but nobody knows how they get there. There’s no premier provider.”
opportunity  opportunityrecognition  ch4  pivot  corridorprinciple  vignettes  esb 
october 2012 by jeromekatz
How to Bring Innovative Ideas to Market
Everyone longs for a "eureka moment" in which they come up with a killer idea or industry-changing product, writes Chris Grivas. The reality of innovation is much more mundane, Grivas argues. "[O]ften the key to innovation lies not in the big idea, but in discovering a new way to look at the problem," he writes.
ch7  strategy  contrarian  invention  innovation  ch4  esb5 
september 2012 by jeromekatz
5 Ways to Generate Genuine Feedback About Your New Product |
If you ask your family and friends for feedback about a product, you might get an overly rosy review, Brian Ballan of A&B; American Style writes. You can avoid this problem by requesting negative feedback, interacting with strangers and studying how people react to your product. "[P]ay attention to body language and what is not being explicitly stated," he advises.
negativefeedback  ch9  customersurveys  leanstartup  ch4  esb5 
september 2012 by jeromekatz
9 Brilliant Inventions Made by Mistake |
Some of the most popular products we use today were accidents stumbled on by clumsy scientists, chefs who spilled things, and misguided inventors who--in the case of the glue used on Post-it Notes--were trying to create the opposite of what they ended up with. But we can all take comfort in knowing even some huge mistakes can come with silver linings, sometimes big enough to change entire industries. And sometimes, even forgetting to wash your hands has its advantages.
contrarian  slinky  inventions  creativity  ch4  esb5  esb4 
august 2012 by jeromekatz
Feasibility Study Template
A Good Feasibility Study Helps to Objectivly Decide Whether to Proceed with a Proposed Project.

template  feasibility  ch4  esb4 
march 2012 by jeromekatz
Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas
Let me conclude with some tactical advice. If you want to take on a problem as big as the ones I've discussed, don't make a direct frontal attack on it. Don't say, for example, that you're going to replace email.

Empirically, the way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things. Want to dominate microcomputer software? Start by writing a Basic interpreter for a machine with a few thousand users. Want to make the universal web site? Start by building a site for Harvard undergrads to stalk one another.

Empirically, it's not just for other people that you need to start small. You need to for your own sake. Neither Bill Gates nor Mark Zuckerberg knew at first how big their companies were going to get. All they knew was that they were onto something. Maybe it's a bad idea to have really big ambitions initially, because the bigger your ambition, the longer it's going to take, and the further you project into the future, the more likely you'll get it wrong.
ch4  ideas  paul  graham  inspiration  startup  start-up  strategy  ch7  esb4 
march 2012 by jeromekatz
Franchise Opportunities: Directory of Franchises and Businesses for Sale
You have landed on the Number 1 source for information on franchises and small businesses for sale. Throughout the pages of Franchise Opportunities you will find franchises all along the spectrum: from large to small, from local to international.
franchising  franchise  ideas  ideamarket  ch6  ch4  esb4  Finding  for  Your  Business 
march 2012 by jeromekatz
Franchise Opportunities, Franchises for Sale, & Business Information at Franchise
Franchise Gator has the tools to help you find the right business and franchise opportunities. We pride ourselves on linking real people with real opportunities, and we've been doing just that since 2002. We'd love to hear from you, so please let us know how we can improve by
ideas  ideamarket  ch6  franchising  franchise  ch4  esb4  Finding  for  Your  Business 
march 2012 by jeromekatz
Business Planning For Enduring Social Impact | Root Cause
Business Planning for Enduring Social Impact applies the strategic rigor and financial savvy of traditional private-sector business planning to social problem solving. This practical guide provides an introduction to business planning for enduring social impact and leads readers through a four-step process for creating an actionable business plan.
book  pdf  free  socialventure  nonprofit  businessplans  businessplan  ch4  ch2  ch8 
march 2012 by jeromekatz
iBridge Network | University Research - Technology Transfer
Welcome to the iBridgeSM Network—the destination and vibrant online community for sharing ideas, research and knowledge.

It is well known that university-based research is responsible for some of the world’s most profound discoveries, spurring breakthrough products and technologies that have markedly improved the way we live. A key to our nation’s long-term success and our ability to remain competitive in the global economy is ensuring that all of universities' promising research is given a chance to make it into practical use.

Today, the iBridgeSM Network provides the centralized online source for research and innovations.

While traditional search engines provide a means for looking for information, the iBridgeSM Network provides a public, centralized source for unbiased information about early stage technologies and inventions.

Our objective is to drive transparency and access to university developed innovations that are available today as well as to field experts, ideas and info
mgt621  mgt620  technology  networking  ideas  innovation  collaboration  science  research  intellectualproperty  IP  ch4  ch2  esb4  Finding  for  Your  Business 
december 2011 by jeromekatz
The Secrets of Compelling Presentation Design: A Guidebook | SlideRocket Online Presentation Software
When structured properly, a slide deck can significantly enhance your presentation, enabling you to make what you are saying more impactful, more understandable, and more memorable. This guidebook is a compilation of proven presentation design tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create winning slide sets.
esb4  mgt620  mgt621  slide  slidedeck  how-to  ch4  ch8 
december 2011 by jeromekatz
NISTAC is dedicated to the start-up and expansion of technology-based, high growth enterprises and enabling the commercialization of university and under-utilized corporate intellectual property. Our organization provides opportunity assessment; strategic partnership design; technology acquisition, management and licensing; business development; and technology transfer support activities for entrepreneurs to commercialize intellectual property emanating from basic research at Kansas State University and other intellectual property portfolios.
Our capabilities range from opportunity assessment to building the successful enterprise
esb4  ch4  mgt624  624  TechTransfer  idea  ideas  ideamarket  idea_buyer  technology  Finding  for  Your  Business 
november 2011 by jeromekatz - Home - Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Patent Exchange, IP Licensing Marketplace
Founded in 1999, is focused on bringing buyers and sellers of technologies together so that all parties maximize the return on their investments. Whether you are working with a team of our licensing experts or using our virtual technology marketplace, offers companies and individuals the tools and expertise to acquire, sell, license, and leverage some of the world's most valuable intellectual assets.
esb4  ch4  mgt624  ideas  ideamarket  idea  innovation  technology  collaboration  patents  exchange  crowdsourcing  ip  idea_buyer  Finding  for  Your  Business 
november 2011 by jeromekatz
Inventions for Sale or License
The following inventions have all been patented by clients of Michael Kroll, Patent Attorney. The web pages below represent only a small portion of the 1300+ patents obtained by inventors using his services. For more information on the patent, trademark, copyright, and invention development services offered by Michael Kroll, go to his web page or call 1-800-367-7774
esb4  ch4  ch18  idea  ideas  ideamarket  idea_buyer  ip  intellectualproperty  invention  Finding  for  Your  Business 
november 2011 by jeromekatz
Change This - We're on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds.
Our mission: to support and spread great ideas.

Great ideas = Passion. Conviction. Knowledge. Education. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Change. Point-of-View. Self-Betterment. Inspiration.

For more information on what a manifesto is, visit the Help section. To learn more about submitting your proposal, visit the Proposal section.

ChangeThis was built in the summer of 2004 by Amit Gupta, Catherine Hickey, Noah Weiss, Phoebe Espiritu and Michelle Sriwongtong. The original idea behind ChangeThis came from Seth Godin. You can read about him on his website.

In the summer of 2005, ChangeThis was turned over to 800-CEO-READ. In addition to selling business books, they keep ChangeThis up and running with their love and tender care. To learn more about 800-CEO-READ, read their daily blog.
esb4  ch4  idea  ideas  ideaspotting  inspiration  innovation  manifesto  manifestos  creativity  Finding  for  Your  Business 
november 2011 by jeromekatz
999 Ideas
Your Source for New Ideas

Inventions, political theories, mind experiments, business concepts, story ideas, philosophic thoughts, economic ideas, and new ways to make money. Follow the links and have fun!
esb4  ch4  ideas  ideaspotting  idea  business  creativity  invent  creation  Finding  for  Your 
november 2011 by jeromekatz
Free Entrepreneurial Ideas
As a former entrepreneur, I am continually coming up with ideas to create viable products and markets. Unfortunately, with my focus on writing the Pursuit of Happiness Series these ideas mainly languish doing nothing. So, I'd like to give them away to those other entrepreneurs out there interested in creating a business. There's no strings attached, though I'd appreciate you letting me know how the ideas worked out if you actually tried starting a business with one of them.

I've classed the ideas according to projected markets. In general, smaller companies are easier to start, have less risk, and turn a profit quickly, whereas the bigger ideas would take a long time to execute, be much more risky, yet have a considerably larger payoff if successful. All the ideas are technically feasible, though some clearly require more technology development than others.

esb4  ch4  ideas  ideaspotting  newideas  Finding  for  Your  Business 
november 2011 by jeromekatz
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