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Startups

Helping new ventures break the rules, through the valley of death, and across the chasm.

Startups Are Schrödinger’s Cats

Among the fundamental misunderstandings that I try to tackle from time to time in these articles, many of them revolve around the fact that a startup is not « a smaller version of a larger company ».  This single point is the source of the vast majority of all the problems encountered by startups when they have to do anything about their [...]

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A Roadmap to Disruption

I discussed Uberization at length in a recent article. But this is just a model of disruption, among many others. To be complete, I should at least also speak about teslaization which I believe to be more dangerous for many companies, and their relation to by-the-book disruption. These are the three states of disruption that will shape [...]

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It’s Not Uber, It’s You!

There is this fear syndrome that has been running for a few months amongst the leaders of every single market in the western world: are we going to get uberized? As they are asking themselves this question, you’ll probably detect a hint of a smile in their eyes. Not many corporations really believe that someone will just “walk in”, and [...]

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Launch early enough to be embarrassed by your product first version.

Reid HOFFMAN