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25 December 2017

Top 150 Books for Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs

I’m sure this Top 150 list is both inspiring and incomplete, fascinating and controversial. Either way, it is worth checking out for yo...

For Startups, Free Is Stupid

You need to learn a.s.a.p. if anyone will want to pay! The only way to find out is to ask for feedback and payment.

What Does an Agile Coach Want for Christmas?

Dear Santa, I am an agile coach. My work-life is quite a challenge. Please give me something that will help with these problems.

Startup Funding, the Agile Way

Being more agile as a startup founder means funding iteratively and trying alternatives without making irreversible commitments.

Don’t Change Too Much!

When everything you do is an experiment, there is nothing that looks familiar to others.

Individuals and Interactions Thanks to Processes and Tools

Humans are toolmakers. Tools are, among some other things, what sets us apart from other animals.

Consultants, Certificates and Conferences: Let’s Try Something Else

Few people are incentivized to speed up change, continuous learning is rarely validated, and the feedback cycles between authors and user...

Fake Agile

Many attempts at achieving business agility are misguided and fake. But I consider the glass half full, not half empty. Fake Agile is a s...

“I Want It Now!” (No, You Can’t)

It’s not possible to start at the end. Every successful large project begins with a successful small project. What we want is real ...

Frameworks Are the Past; Platforms Are the Future

Frameworks don’t work. No pile of boxes, circles, and lines on a PowerPoint slide has ever triggered a change in me. If you really want...

My Next Seven Years (Depend on You)

I dedicated most of my life to Big Projects that lasted six to seven years each. Now I started another Big Project, called Agility Scales...

I Am Looking for Co-investors

My brain is bigger than my budget. And thus, I’m looking for co-investors.

I Suck

I do a good amount of bragging, marketing, and self-promotion. But I suck at many things.

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