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Making Little Bets
I’ve written about Peter Sims and his book Little Bets before. Such a perfect way to think about getting to a home run idea. Often times the best entrepreneurs don’t start with a huge concept. They build in to one. One move at a time. It’s a lot of smart, fast iterations that make winners. Check out the Change This manifesto PDF. Awesome stuff. Start taking lots of...
Use "Plussing" to Build an Idea
Heard a very cool idea from Peter Sims this morning, author of “Little Bets.” In a creative setting and in order to build an idea, Walt Disney (and now Pixar), use a concept called “plussing.” They key to plussing is banning the phrase “yes, but…” in place of “yes, and..” Instead of shutting down ideas, accept and build upon them. This...
Why do Startups Fail?
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Minneapolis Heroes Head in to Work!
It’s a perfect fall day in Minneapolis/St Paul and our Heroes are just getting the day started. We love the Twin Cities - it’s the home of Heroic and one of the first locations where people will be able to use the service. Why are we launching with Minneapolis/St Paul? A number of reasons: 1) Minneapolis is one of America’s e-Commerce Capitals. Ranked in the top ten cities...