The Book Publisher of the Future – an Open Spec

Ever since writing Lean Analytics I’ve been thinking about what a new publishing company might look like, one that is designed to do more than print books. I even contemplated starting a new company to tackle the problems in book publishing (but I decided against it). Still, I can’t help but get aggravated about how […]

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The Importance of Understanding Your Best Users

Every startup has a certain percentage of “good” users. I put good in double quotes because the definition of a good user will vary depending on the startup. You need to define what a “good” user is for your startup. Let’s look at an example… For an early stage startup that’s got an MVP in […]

Don’t be Data-Driven, be Problem-Driven

Recently a founder of an early stage startup asked me, “How do I convince my co-founder and team to be more data-driven?” I think I surprised him with my answer, because I told him that the key issue wasn’t being more data-driven, it was being problem-driven. Or more specifically, problem-aligned. Being data-driven (or at least […]

Lean Analytics in Polish and Some Great Posts on Analytics (from other people)

Yesterday I found out that Lean Analytics is now available in Polish! I’m still sort of amazed by it, so I figured I’d share it here with folks–and who knows, some of you may know Polish and be interested in analytics too. Alistair and I were told awhile ago that O’Reilly was translating the book […]

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Tiny, New, Addictive Behaviors (or How to Build an Awesome Minimum Viable Product)

Early on, once you’ve identified a problem genuinely worth solving, you need to build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and put it into the hands of early adopters. In Lean Analytics, we call this the Stickiness Stage. I recently wrote that most startups fail at this point–they simply don’t get the traction they need (in […]

Lean Analytics is Now Available to Order (and you can win great prizes too!)

I know this blog has been quiet of late, but it’s with good reason. Lean Analytics is finally done and available for order. Find it in a bookstore near you soon. Or, if you’re too eager and can’t wait to get to a bookstore (yes, they still exist!), you can buy the book on Amazon […]

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Buy Lean Analytics and Win Some Amazing Prizes

Lean Analytics is almost finished. It’s being printed as we speak and should be available in mid/late March. You can pre-order the book today. And if you do, you’ll have a chance to win some incredible prizes. You can learn more here about our sweepstakes: http://bit.ly/15a5ObV All you have to do is pre-order the book […]

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Check out a Sneak Peek of Lean Analytics Book

In July I announced that I was writing a book on Lean Analytics with Alistair Croll. Today I’m very excited to be sharing a sneak peek of that book with you. Download the Lean Analytics book sneak peek! (pdf) The sneak peek contains the first few chapters of the book. Hopefully it shows you the […]

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Doing a Lean Startup Conference Workshop on December 4th in San Francisco

The Lean Startup Conference is the top Lean Startup event, hosted by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein. The event is on December 3rd and 4th, with a week of activities planned beforehand as well. It’s going to be a great event. And I’m very excited that Alistair Croll and I will be doing a half-day […]

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How Many Metrics Do You Need to Run Your Startup?

Answer: Only one. One of the concepts we’re pushing hard in the Lean Analytics book is the One Metric That Matters (OMTM). The idea is this: at any given time in your business there’s one key metric you should be focusing on. Not two, or three, or four. Just one. And that one metric becomes […]

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