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  1. Lean Analytics en français !

    We’ve seen copies of the Polish and Korean versions of Lean Analytics in the wild, and spoken with a few of the other translators. We’re excited to see the book reach so many new readers. In the meantime, we’ve been doing a bit of translation of our own! Last week, I spoke at Web A Québec, […]


  2. Lean Analytics for Intrapreneurs

    Later today, I’ll be speaking at the Lean Startup conference in San Francisco. It seems like only yesterday that Ben and I first taught a workshop on Lean Analytics, prior to the book’s launch. Since that time, we’ve visited a dozen countries, spoken with hundreds of founders, and found out that it’s being translated into […]


  3. Freemium and the feature/business tension

    Ben pointed out this week in a great post that the key to success for many businesses is to convince users to adopt a tiny, new, addictive behavior. This is essential for the stickiness phase of a company, because it’s what keeps people coming back, and using your product, from which you can then learn […]


  4. Guest post: Vanity Celebrations

    Brydon Gilliss founded the shared office space ThreeFortyNine in Guelph where he plays with Startupify.Me, Ontario Startup Train and 20 Skaters. A serial entrepreneur and fervent community builder, he’s also busy organizing a train-full of founders for this summer’s International Startup Festival. One of the most often-repeated themes from Lean Analytics has been this: If a metric […]


  5. SXSW, bikes, and the Zen of finding things out

    This is a really long post. It’s overly personal. It’s a bit of a travel triptych. But if you read through it, I hope you’ll find that there’s an important lesson in here for entrepreneurs. I was in Austin for SXSW this year. It was my first time there—I’ve always had some other event to […]


  6. Startup Metrics Toronto 2013

    Last week, Paul Dowman launched the Toronto Startup Metrics Meetup. It was a great chance to talk Lean Analytics with dozens of founders and analysts in the city, and the Bitmaker Labs offices were the perfect venue for the evening event. Here are the slides, for those who asked. Startup metrics toronto March 19 from […]


  7. Fast boat, fast river

    Paul Graham has a simple definition of a startup: an organization designed to grow fast. Steve Blank adheres to a different one: an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. They’re both right, in a way. And that has important implications for entrepreneurs Many people think a startup is a small […]


  8. Siliconangle at Strata

    Last week was Strata, O’Reilly’s conference on Big Data, ubiquitous computing, and new interfaces. While most of the discussion focused on the event itself—and the widespread adoption of Big Data—I got a chance to talk Lean Analytics with the Silicon Angle crew who were covering the event.


  9. An intro to Lean Analytics at GROWTalk Montreal

    The Montreal GROWTalk event is a pretty packed lineup, with each speaker only having 20-30 minutes to explain a few aspects of their business or idea. I’m presenting a quick introduction to Lean Analytics, before heading off to Superconf the following day for a workshop. Here are the slides from the event.