Age of Product food for thought for September 20th, 2015 on the missing European unicorns, how to create a new Silicon Valley, and why managers hate Agile:
Andreessen Horowitz): What It Will Take to Create the Next Great Silicon Valleys, Plural(via
Except… this approach to innovation clusters hasn’t really worked. Some have even dismissed these government-driven efforts as “modern-day snake oil.” Yet policymakers are always searching for the next Silicon Valley because of the critical link between tech innovation, economic growth, and social opportunity.
Why is Europe Failing To Create More Unicorns?:
Out of 108 startups with a valuation of more than one billion dollars, 78 are from the US and only nine are from Europe. Whats going on? Before you read…
(via First Round Capital): The Simple Rules That Could Transform How You Launch Your Product
To troubleshoot and help economize your language, try asking yourself the following questions:
What is the hallmark superpower of this product?
What is the primary problem this product fixes?
Who cares about the challenge that this product solves?
Age of Product): Agile Software Development for Starters – Workshop in Berlin on October 22nd, 2015(via
Age of Product workshop in Berlin: Agile software development for starters – learn how to build better software faster, while reducing risk and saving money.
Medium): Don’t build it in-house. There is an API for that.(via
Don’t waste time building things that somebody else has already built. In most cases, if there’s a service you can rely on, you should use it. It will speed up your development, so you can focus on your core competence — which is your real IP.
Agile Alliance): More On Why Managers Hate Agile(via
So the question is not whether the transition is going to happen. It’s when. The question is: will the change be agonizingly slow and ugly and bloody? Or will it be quick and elegant and intelligent? The movement towards the Creative Economy, with Agile, Scrum, Lean, DevOps and its analogs, is about generating the latter outcome.