THE STARTUP PLAYBOOK

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The Startup Playbook

Author : David Kidder
ISBN : 9781452105048
Genre : Business & Economics
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Outlines the managerial decisions and leadership goals that guide a startup business to success, and provides tips and advice from the founders of such companies as Spanx, Zipcar, Flickr, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn.
Category: Business & Economics

The Startup Playbook

Author : David S. Kidder
ISBN : 9781452124049
Genre : Business & Economics
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According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, more than 565,000 new businesses were created in 2010 in the United States alone—each one of them hoping to strike gold. The Startup Playbook will help them succeed. Going insider to insider with unprecedented access, New York Times bestselling author and Clickable CEO, David Kidder, shares the hard-hitting experiences of some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and CEOs, revealing their most closely held advice. Face-to-face interviews with 40 founders give readers key insights into what it took to build PayPal, LinkedIn, AOL, TED, Flickr, and many others into household names. Special sections include topics ranging from how to select the right idea to pursue to finding funding and overcoming inevitable obstacles. In an economy demanding change, The Startup Playbook is the go-to for entrepreneurs big and small.
Category: Business & Economics

The Lean Product Playbook

Author : Dan Olsen
ISBN : 9781118961025
Genre : Business & Economics
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The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.
Category: Business & Economics

How To Start A Startup

Author : ThinkApps
ISBN : 0997268514
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How to Start a Startup is based on material from a Stanford University course taught by Y Combinator, the prestigious startup accelerator behind billion-dollar companies like Airbnb and Dropbox. This in-depth reference guide to creating a successful startup reveals the secrets to raising money, building products users love, hiring a great team, getting press coverage, attracting customers, scaling your business, and more.
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Regulatory Hacking

Author : Evan Burfield
ISBN : 9780525533214
Genre : Business & Economics
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Every startup wants to change the world. But the ones who truly make an impact know something the others don't: how to make government and regulation work for them. As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they're taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to face governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation. Love it or hate it, we're entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era--in terms of both impact and financial return--will need skills they won't teach you in business school or most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Here, for the first time, is the playbook on how to win the regulatory era. "Regulatory hacking" doesn't mean "cutting through red tape"; it's really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets. Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries. Burfield has coached startups on how to understand, adapt to, and influence government regulation. Now, in Regulatory Hacking, he draws on that expertise and real startup success stories to show you how to do the same. For instance, you'll learn how... * AirBnB rallied a grassroots movement to vote No on San Francisco's Prop F, which would have restricted its business in the city. * HopSkipDrive overcame safety concerns about its kids' ridesharing service by working with state government to build trust into its platform. * 23andMe survived the FDA's order to stop selling its genetic testing kits by building trusted relationships with scientists who could influence the federal regulatory community. Through fascinating case studies and interviews with startup founders, Burfield shows you how to build a compelling narrative for your startup, use it to build a grassroots movement to impact regulation, and develop influence to overcome entrenched relationships between incumbents and governments. These are just some of the tools in the book that you'll need to win the next frontier of innovation.
Category: Business & Economics

The Startup Law Playbook

Author : Scott Edward Walker
ISBN : 9781478300489
Genre : Business & Economics
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Best Practices & Advice From the "Entrepreneur's Lawyer," Scott Edward Walker. This eBook is an organized and structured compilation of Scott's Edward Walker's best advice and practices from his blog, www.walkercorporatelaw.com/blog. For entrepreneurs of all sorts, The Startup Law Playbook is a roadmap for all legal issues and concerns related to startup endeavors. Scott is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Scott has over 17 years of broad corporate law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms, where he represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in billion-dollar transactions. Known as the “entrepreneur’s lawyer,” Scott launched Walker Corporate Law Group in 2004 and has built a strong team of lawyers who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C. Chapter Outline: Introduction Letter To Readers Chapter 1: Launching A Venture 101 — Formation Issues 10 things to get you thinking like a lawyer Chapter 2: Show Me The Money! Raising Capital Dealing with investors & securities laws The Top 10 Dos & Don’ts For Raising Capital Chapter 3: But I Don’t Know Any Angels! Where to go if you’re not connected Chapter 4: Pitching Your Potential 5 common mistakes to avoid in your pitch deck Chapter 5: Doing Deals Like The “Big Boys” How to negotiate like a big industry player Chapter 6: Who Gets What? 5 tips for founder vesting & splitting equity Chapter 7: How Do I Value My Startup? Figuring out what your company is worth to investors Chapter 8: Issuing Stock Options 10 tips for entrepreneurs Chapter 9: Minority Stockholder Rights Get familiar with state law rights Chapter 10: How To Cut Your Legal Bills In Half & Should you use your investor’s lawyer? Chapter 11: Conclusion Guts, Desire and Passion
Category: Business & Economics

Start Up Nation

Author : Dan Senor
ISBN : 9781455503469
Genre : Business & Economics
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START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
Category: Business & Economics

The Start Up Of You

Author : Reid Hoffman
ISBN : 9780307888921
Genre : Business & Economics
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A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you. Why? Start-ups--and the entrepreneurs who run them--are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today. This book isn’t about cover letters or resumes. Instead, you will learn the best practices of Silicon Valley start-ups, and how to apply these entrepreneurial strategies to your career. Whether you work for a giant multinational corporation, a small local business, or launching your own venture, you need to know how to: * Adapt your career plans as you change, the people around you change, and industries change. * Develop a competitive advantage to win the best jobs and opportunities. * Strengthen your professional network by building powerful alliances and maintaining a diverse mix of relationships. * Find the unique breakout opportunities that massively accelerate career growth. * Take proactive risks to become more resilient to industry tsunamis. * Tap your network for information and intelligence that help you make smarter decisions. A revolutionary new guide to thriving in today's fractured world of work, the strategies in this book will help you survive and thrive and achieve your boldest professional ambitions. The Start-Up of You empowers you to become the CEO of your career and take control of your future.
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The Startup Playbook

Author : Rajat Bhargava (Chief executive officer)
ISBN : 1619618648
Genre : High technology industries
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Where Startup Ideas Come From

Author : Mike Fishbein
ISBN : 1500815896
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to Get New Business Ideas -- 4 Proven MethodologiesMost startups fail. But with the right approach to developing new business ideas, many of these failures could be avoided. At the core of every successful business is a product or service that people want. This book includes four methodologies that focus on learning what customers really want before building a product or trying to validate it. What The Most Successful Business Ideas Have in CommonLearn what thousands of the top technology startups and some of the most disruptive innovation in history all have in common. This book includes case studies on how these four methodologies apply to the world's most successful and innovative companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, Kraft, Salesforce, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Twitter, and more. The Startup Idea PlaybookThis book includes: An ideation framework for new business innovation -- four proven methodologies How to get new business ideas -- that customers will love! How to evaluate and test business ideas The best business to start given your goals, abilities, strengths, and assets Why Start a Business? Software is eating the world...and disrupting nearly every major industry in its path. Software development and customer acquisition are getting cheaper and easier...and there has never been so many people using the Internet on their computers and mobile phones. There has never been a better time to start a business! Entrepreneurship can provide you with financial freedom, the ability to monetize your passion, and the ability to provide meaningful value to society. In today's uncertain economy, starting a business is not just an exciting thing to do; it may be essential for safety and security. Stop waiting for that elusive “stroke of genius”! Instead of waiting for business ideas to come to you, go find them. After reading this book, “coming up with startup ideas” will no longer be preventing you from starting a business. Learn from the success of some of the most innovative ideas in history and start your own business today! You don't need an MBA, a business plan, venture capital funding, or exceptional creativity, creative thinking, or brainstorming skills to get a great business idea. How to Build Products People LoveAn entrepreneur's job is to serve his or her customers by solving a problem and delivering value. In a free market, entrepreneurs who don't serve customers fail. To execute, an entrepreneur must identify customer demands and how to meet them. This book covers four frameworks for obtaining customer insights about problems and demands. A Playbook for Entrepreneurs and InnovatorsThis book provides four methodologies to apply even before you start running Lean. For entrepreneurs - from bootstrapped startups to intrapreneurs and corporate innovation teams. Drawing from lessons from top innovators like Eric Ries (Author of The Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Author of Four Steps to The Epiphany and The Startup Owner's Manual), IDEO (Design Thinking), Chris Dixon (Partner at Andreessen Horowitz), Paul Graham (Founder of Y-Combinator), Dave McClure (Founder of 500 Startups), James Altucher (Author of Choose Yourself), Clayton Christensen (Author of The Innovator's Dilemma), Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple), and more. The 20th century startup strategy was to (1) generate an idea, (2) build a product, and (3) see if it has market demand. The Lean Startup taught us to (1) generate an idea, (2) see if it has market demand, and (3) build a product if it does have demand. In this book I propose to(1) generate an idea based on what market demand data you have or can get quickly, and (2) iteratively develop the product to ensure it meets demand. You will walk away from this book with four methodologies for efficiently and effectively generating new business ideas.
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