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  1. Lean Lunch with Move The Needle

    Last year, Ben and I presented a workshop at the International Startup Festival with Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovitz, the co-authors of The Lean Entrepreneur. It was a highlight of the festival for us, and we realized the four of us have a lot in common—and a lot to learn from one another. Fast-forward a […]


  2. Quantitative Interviews: the importance of scoring customer feedback

    Back in December, Roger Huffstetler of Zillabyte contacted us to say he’d applied some of Lean Analytics to his startup, and wanted to fill us in on what happened. At the time, by his own admission, he was “Up to my ass in alligators” But now, a few months later, is his story. I had […]


  3. The Lean Enterprise Experiment Canvas

    This is a guest post from Eric Klaassen of Bloom, a consulting firm that helps companies grow online. We first met Bloom late last year in South Africa, and they’ve been pushing the envelope of applying Lean Startup concepts to big, established companies. The success of the lean start-up methodology is increasingly resonating in large enterprises. […]


  4. 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, […]


  5. 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 […]


  6. 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 […]


  7. 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 […]


  8. 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 […]


  9. 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 […]