Every day, there is a new story that the predictable adoption of innovations by Everett Rogers can explain (yes, we can predict it and reduce the product failure rate).
Today is a conversation with my mom. And I love to share it with you!
Some context: I arrived last week at my mom’s place. The Internet has not enough bandwidth (speed) to have my video calls.
Me: “Mom, our internet speed is not enough to have video calls. I’m not sure if it’s the wifi or what. Do you know what speed did you hired from our service provider?”
I‘ve learned as a founder and startup mentor that business idea validation is not a one-step waterfall process. Instead, it is an agile loop process with several factors to validate before moving on and investing more time and money.
The sooner we launch, learn and pivot or adjust, the sooner our innovations will help the human being progress. Thus, it is essential to learn and validate as fast as possible to quickly make the correct decisions to build new profitable products.
After a weird conversation with the first user utilizing our web chat support tool, I reflected and concluded with some thoughts to remind myself of the influence we have with others and how important it is to lead by example. I’ve decided to share them as I thought it might be valuable for some readers.
To provide you with the full context, I’m sharing the full transcript of the conversation. The parenthesis words are my comments to clarify the context for you:
User: what does this cost? (to join our community)
Me> Hi there! This is Jose
Me> It is FREE
Last Thursday, I was lucky to interview Warren Schirtzinger during a live webinar, one of the co-creators of the “Chasm” framework in the 80s, later polished and popularized by Geoffrey Moore in the book “Crossing the Chasm”.
During the interview, Warren explained clearly how people’s behavior affects our innovations and new product adoption. He provided valuable tips to help us grow with our innovations, crossing the famous “Chasm”. Keep reading for an introduction to the “Chasm” and the key takeaways of the interview.
I’ve launched a Twitter poll to see what people think is the best approach while developing new products/services. The poll has been featured among people with startup or entrepreneurial interests.
After looking at the results, I was surprised. To be honest, I was expecting a 65–70% for the “people buy progress” approach. So far from the results! Right now, it’s 47% for “people buy progress”.
After reflecting on it, I’ve come to two potential reasons for these results. On the one hand, probably not everybody understands what do I really mean with the question. …
It has been almost one month since I started working in GrowthSeeker.io project, a virtual startup incubator that focuses on generate custom content for the problems of our entrepreneurs in order to accelerate their product-market fit.
In this article, I’ll share the process and tools I’ve used to go from problem to MVP test in just two days and 0 dollars for an entry-level tool for my new venture.
While thinking about the different customer segments and the different problems to solve, we hypothesized the next Job-To-Be-Done to solve for early or technical entrepreneurs, and SMB managers without experience/education in…
It all started on November 19th, 2019, with the purpose of help others sharing experiences, reflections, and thoughts on Medium. After publishing some blog posts, I decided to push a little bit more for readers on Twitter and learn on the experiments to apply what best works to my company.
My Twitter account has been dead for almost three years, so I did some experiments to resurrect it and grow Twitter followers based on the readings of other blog posts and experts. Let’s explore what I tried, and the results observed during this month:
No matter if your Twitter account…
During the past vacation period, my partner and I reflected on what happened to us during the hotel checkout, and how hard it is to unveil the real Jobs-To-Be-Done the people are trying to do.
It was Jan 26th at Maui Kaanapali Villas, Hawaii. That day we had to take the flight back to Seattle at 11:20 PM, so we had plenty of time to relax and enjoy our last day at Maui. Under that circumstance, we were discussing the convenience of doing a late check-out at the hotel at 1 PM instead of the standard check-out at 11 AM…
Ultimately, I am facing multiple questions about what is or what is not disruptive in sites like Quora, and reading posts with misconceptions about disruptive innovation. I love to think about all of those questions and opinions. They help me to keep reflecting, and asking questions, to understand and keep learning. Besides, I admit that at some point, the original disruption theory of Dr. Clayton Christensen could be hard to apply or may not even be applicable.
Culture eats strategy for breakfast — Peter Drucker
This quote to Peter Drucker, commonly considered as the father of management, briefly summarizes the power of culture in all the elements composing a company. If culture eats strategy, it can eat whatever it wants.
But what is corporate culture? I would define it as the set of behaviors, values, and beliefs predominant on how the people of a company make decisions and interact with their workmates, industry peers, and market environment. If you want to deepen the cultural elements, I strongly recommend this HBR article describing the six components of culture.