Justin Time

December 19, 2013

Introduction Cross-posted — with permission — from the blog at Oasis School of Human Relations. Post from Oasis Last week we had time with a quirky, energetic, knowledgeable, and bright eyed IT and social media consultant and developer who is into lean start-up, helping ventures succeed and cutting through the BS. He visited us to […]

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Lean Conf 2013 – Reflections

November 1, 2013

Intro A super-quick post with some thoughts about Lean Conf 2013, and my attendance. Lean North East – Represent It was great to travel to and from the event with Umar Yusufu, as part of the Lean North East contingent. Also, we had Peter Nelson in the house, which was great. I believe we were […]

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Lean Sales & Marketing – slides and photos

November 1, 2013

Intro Hey folks – thank you to everyone who attended last week’s “Lean Sales and Marketing” event. It was a great turnout – and you can still give us feedback via Survey Monkey. Thank you to our Speakers A huge thank you to Ellie Mirman, Richard Lane, and Saul Gowens for their talks. Slides Ellie […]

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Lean Conf Panel: “Lean Startup & Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

October 15, 2013

Introduction This post is about a Panel — on innovation and entrepreneurship — I hope to be chairing in a couple of weeks. Lean Conf Lean Conf styles itself as a “A conference for entrepreneurs, designers and innovators: Two days of workshops and talks with highly practical lessons and stories that can be applied at […]

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Lean Sales and Marketing event, 21st October

October 9, 2013

[Cross-posted from Lean North East] Introduction Can the principles of Lean Startup – release quickly, test with real customers, measure and iterate – be applied to sales and marketing? Join us at our next event on Monday 21st October when we’ll be exploring this idea with speakers from HubSpot, Websand and Lean Sales Panel. This […]

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Interview with with Carl Jones, MD at Technically Compatible

September 23, 2013

Cross-posted from Lean North East. Interview by Emma Robinson. Lean Startup 101: Interview with Carl Jones, Managing Director at Sunderland startup Technically Compatible. After the recent Lean Startup 101 course we caught up with Carl Jones, Managing Director at Technically Compatible, to chat about his interest in Lean Startup and how his company is applying […]

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Write up: Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day

September 19, 2013

Intro This post is a rapid reflection of Saturday’s proceeding, delivered by Tendayi Viki. Please cross-refer to my earlier post Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day for more info. Slidedeck Lean Startup 101 – One Day Workshop from Tendayi Viki Links The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less Stumbling on Happiness […]

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Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day

August 29, 2013

Cross-posted from the Lean North East website. Lean North East, ignite100 and Gateshead College are teaming up to bring ‘Lean Startup 101 – Lean Startup in a Day’ to Newcastle on Saturday 14th September. Financial support from the ignite100 community fund means that we can offer heavily discounted tickets to the 24 course participants, so waste no time in […]

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My excellent new role – Programme Manager, Searchcamp

April 18, 2013

Introduction As many of you will know, I am a consultant by background, with a passion for coaching and advising others to succeed through spotting opportunities, and acting on them. Originally working as a business consultant at an IT outsourcer, latterly I have been active in the startup sector, both working in startups, and advising […]

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Join us at Minimal Viable Wednesdays

March 26, 2013

Cross-posted from Lean North East. Hello folks – I’m a big fan of the wisdom of Brad Feld and his insight into the Boulder startup scene. A number of us have been meeting since this New Year on Wednesdays at 5pm — in Central Bean in Newcastle — to chat through Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Business […]

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