“We aren’t losing deals to other VCs, we are losing deals to startups that continue to bootstrap.” -anonymous venture capitalist lamenting the state of affairs to me We’re now long into a new startup reality. One that will be characterized by constant change. The rules of the game are changing,…
The mania and confusion about the concept of a Growth Hacker is now getting ridiculous. As one of the three people who helped to define (but I am certainly NOT a Growth Hacker)  in 2010 over mint juleps, let’s set the record straight. @PatrickFoley @leanstarter @danmartell I was first to blog about…
Today, the 500 Startups Mentor thread has had some very interesting back and forth about how to mentor startups  and more importantly,  how to measure mentor quality and advice.  While I cannot share the previous thoughts on the thread, I can share my two cents: A lot of thoughtful comments…
TL;DR: Brant Cooper & I have a new book coming soon. Go buy The Lean Entrepreneur AppSumo Bundle while you can. It is 96% off, has a bunch of apps + pre-order of The Lean Entrepreneur.     It has been too long since I last blogged. This blog post…
I really should update my blog more often — but, until I do…. 1) If you’re in the Los Angeles area, come by the next LeanLA meetup and see Jason Calacanis interview Eric Ries.  All attendees also get a copy of the The Lean Startup.  You should RSVP ASAP. 2) …
FYI your life is now complete: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development t-shirts have arrived. Steven of CargoHawk has put together a suite of startup-themed t-shirts that I suggest you check out. For example: One of my favorite analytics tools, Crazy Egg, has it’s own shirt. Notable investor and great…
My buddy, Dave Binetti of Votizen came down this last Monday to present on False Prophets at LeanLA.com’s last meetup (a meetup I co-organize).  In his talk, about the subject of False  Negatives and False Positives came up. In the context of startups, a False Negative means that while your…
So, I am heading off to SXSW today – I will be speaking in a Core Conversation titled “Conference Startups: Grassroots Innovation Rocking the Event World“.  I will be staying with my friend Noah — you might know Noah as Chief Sumo of App Sumo. Noah looks just like this. …

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