Category Archive: Startup

Mar 03

Should You Have Faith in Lean Startups (or In Your Startup)?

Technology Adoption Lifecycle

Ash Maurya is asking a very good question: Do you have faith in lean startups? He goes on to digest the “faith” in lean startups and cautions the practitioners to have a healthy dose of skeptism: Observe the Stockdale Paradox at play – faith of ultimate result must be compartmentalized from the brutal confrontation of …

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Mar 01

Recruiting and Attracting Technical Talents

Summary of the thread over in Lean Startup Circles discussing how to compensate technical talents, which then turn into its prerequisite on attracting the talent in the first place: It is currently a supplier’s market – there are more demands for technical talents than there are supplies Startup’s compete with each other, as well as with …

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Feb 24

Lean Startup != Cheap Startup

One of the biggest misconceptions about the Lean startup concept is “Lean = Cheap”, i.e. the startup will be under-capitalized, the team should live off little, etc. Encouraging a start-up to run on a little budget is almost redundant, by nature a start-up has very little capital and especially when pre-revenue, founders often work very …

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Feb 23

Choosing a VPS Provider

As a first-time customer of VPS services, my choice of VPS is based on the following criteria: Reputation – positive word-of-mouth from its users is a must.  Well-known is better than non-well-known Cost – the cheaper the better of course, but well-known and pricier is better than non-well-known and cheaper Location – prefer to be in …

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Feb 23

Moving Servers Out of Garage

I have been running production servers from my garage in the past few years, but this approach suffers from the following issues: Consumer broadband is not reliable enough – although broadband such as cable or DSL are much more reliable then before, they are no where near the 5-9s needed for production servers Home power …

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