How to Get 100 Customer Development Interviews the Easy Way

In the latest episode of the Building in Public Podcast, I interview Desi Saran of Lean Startup Machine and QuickMVP. We talk about Lean Startup methodology, how to build a minimum viable product and why it’s so important, asking the right customer development questions, and his favorite hack for getting 100 customer development interviews for […]

Customer Development in Public: 7 Lessons Learned

Earlier this month I started The Building in Public Podcast to share my experiences starting a business. The idea was to do documentary style coverage of my startup process starting from zero. Last week I conducted about a dozen customer development interviews. I asked a few of the people I was interviewing if they would allow me […]

Announcing The Building in Public Podcast

I might fail in front of everyone. I’m excited to announce the launch of my podcast, Building in Public! In this podcast series, I’ll be starting a business from scratch…in public. I wanted to fully document starting a business from scratch (for several reasons discussed below) and I also wanted experience the pain points of podcasting […]

How to Avoid Building Something No One Wants By Solving Known Problems

Entrepreneurs have been solving the same problems for ages…and making billions of dollars in doing so. Some of today’s most successful startups are solving age old problems but with 10x improved solutions. There are some needs that nearly everyone has. Needs that people have been finding ways to meet since the beginning of time. These […]

Recapping the First Half of 2014 and Looking Forward

The past 6 months have been the most productive 6 months of my life. Probably not the healthiest. But most certainly the most productive. I’ve fulfilled a lifelong dream of founding a company. I’ve built multiples streams of passive income. And I’ve learned a ton. I’ve also had some time to pursue a passion project, […]

How I Started 3 Companies in 3 Months

2014 has been pretty “cray cray.” Before I dive into the juicy details of how I started 3 companies in 3 months, that are making money, without spending more than a couple thousand bucks, and without a technical co-founder, let me clarify something: “starting a company” doesn’t actually mean anything. Anyone can declare “I’m starting […]

Applying Lean Startup to Content Marketing

People use products and services that provide value to them. Customer development and iterative product development are used to gain customer insights to build the most valuable product possible (“product/market fit”). Content is no different. Similar strategies can used to develop content for either marketing or paid products (i.e. “content/market fit”). Products that are most […]

The Ultimate List of Customer Development Questions

I’ve had a few requests for this post. I’ve compiled all of my favorite customer development questions into one place! I’m sure I’ve missed some great questions. Please let me know your favorites in the comments sections and I’ll continually update this post. Included are questions that can be asked throughout the product development lifecycle – […]