When this idea started out it was very much focused on delivering personal development to individuals. As I have spoken to more people I have recognised that it is about effectively changing behaviour and habits in our daily lives across a wide range of areas to try and reduce the gap between what we set out to achieve and what we ultimately end up doing.
I have started to think that this blog offers a great opportunity to test some of the theories I have around the delivery and implementation of theory and concept. I still need to think through a few of the points but think of this as an early stage test of the theories and some of the delivery methods.
Even among those who are aware of the theory behind the Lean Startup movement there is poor implementation of the basic principles. I have lost count of the number of startups who have told me they have spent the past x months (or sometimes years) developing a product without so much as discussing it with anyone never mind customers or “I know it is a good product but I just don’t know who for…”
The way I see it is that I am already writing the blog and I have wanted to tidy up the delivery any way, so it makes sense to try and add a little structure around it and hopefully increase the value delivered to readers. When I look back on this blogs short history and my experience of implementing the principles I can see that there has been a lot confusion around what exactly it all means.
This is still a massive learning experience for me and I don’t pertain to be an expert by any means and I welcome as much input from readers as possible. I truly believe that we will be more successful if we work together. Hopefully we can continue to change the conversation both among founders and between investors and founders.
I will explain in more detail tomorrow what I am looking to achieve and how I will go about doing so, until then…..