Category: LEAN Startup

Lean startups and methodology for product development and business operation.


These are the top Y Combinator companies of all time, based on valuation

While the top ten companies remain largely the same from 2018, a few of them have danced around a bit while others have disappeared entirely. Most of the companies on the list are at least 4 or 5 years old, which makes sense – it’s pretty uncommon for companies to hit massive, record breaking valuations right out of the gate. Read More:

‘Sleeping at the right times, such as the night before ideation and evaluation tasks, will improve outcomes.’

ENTREPRENEURS WHO SLEEP MORE ARE BETTER AT SPOTTING GOOD IDEAS: Two of the three ideas had both superficial and structural alignment, meaning that these ideas were more promising for commercial success. Compared to well-rested entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs who slept less the previous night frequently ranked the ill-conceived idea above one or both other two ideas. Read More:

DAD Lifecycle

The Exploratory lifecycle is based on the Lean Start-Up principles advocated by Eric Ries and improved with strategies for complex adaptive systems from Cynefin. As described above, although you may choose to continue following this lifecycle, a common decision is for the team to adopt one of the other DA lifecycles – such as the Scrum-based agile lifecycle, the Kanban-based Lean lifecycle, and so on – and effectively treat the time they spent following this lifecycle as their Inception phase. Read More: