eric ries


You Da University At Udemy

  • February 21, 2013

Sure, playing Angry Birds is one way to deal with job frustration during the morning commute. Another way is to take an online course that will teach you the skills necessary to land more satisfying employment. For the self-motivated and adaptable candidates that startups love to welcome, a class at Udemy…


Should You Release A Minimum Viable Product?

  • February 19, 2013

With all of the buzzwords in the tech startup community, one of the top phrases I hear, day in and day out, is MVP: Minimum Viable Product. Although I do believe in the concept, the term itself has gotten so popular that people are quick to use it – without genuinely understanding what it is, or what its…


Lean, Mean Hiring Machine: How To Successfully Staff Your Bootstrapped Startup

  • August 22, 2012

I recently had an interview with Sharon Schneider, founder of Moxi Jean, who said if she ever applied to another job after starting her own business, she would be immensely more employable. It’s true that founders, especially bootstrapped ones, have the inevitable tasks of becoming the PR, business planner, marketing, social media guru of their startups. There comes a time when you need to take some of these hats off and put them on better-fitting heads.

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More Reinvigorates The Cause Economy With Crowdfunding

  • July 23, 2012

The first Rally cause that I read about involved two friends looking to raise money in order to race across the Moroccan desert for 9 days in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles using 1950s navigational techniques. One of the pair had faced down breast cancer, so additional funds brought in above their target goal will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Only 8 other US women have attempted the crossing in 20 years. Pretty cool stuff.

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The Young Leader’s Reader: Seven Books For Better Leadership

  • June 8, 2012

Effective leadership is always the crucial ingredient in making a startup idea into a profitable business. To be an effective leader you must stay enlightened and inspired by the strategies and experiences of those that have been shaping the markets of tomorrow. To get yourself up to speed, grab some old-school technology and bring a book to the beach this summer. It’s better than sand in your Kindle.

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