Dialogue vs Directional Talk and the Tell Sell Yell Escalation

Our need to be right is pervasive. Suspend your assumptions, create a conversational space and have a dialogue, less a … Read More

Sprint Till You Drop, and three other tales of Scrum gone wrong

(This post is an excerpt from our earlier article A Pretty Good Summary of Lean, Agile, Scrum.) ‣ The Spiritless … Read More

Vision Hierarchy: Making Your Vision Connected with Your Team – An Agile Exercise

Sharing your Vision Leaders, why is it all so often that when you “share” your vision to your people, you … Read More

Spirit of Agile/agility

(This is an excerpt post from Coach Takeshi’s Agile 101) Agile is about relentlessly pursuing customer value. We accept uncertainty … Read More

Lattice Work of Mental Models

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet’s 95 years old “right hand man,” on “lattice work of mental models”: “You’ve got to have … Read More

Great Product, Not Selling

Sound familiar? Let’s talk about product market fit. Your angel investor invested in your idea. Your VC and series A … Read More

How to Fix Startup Marketing

Four Areas of Focus We focus on the following four areas to help startups build strong foundations for marketing and … Read More

The 3 Challenges Of Startup Marketing

My name is Takeshi. I am the founder of Lifecycle. We help startups succeed with better product development, and marketing. … Read More

Start From Here: 5 Recommended Reads For Learning Lean & Agile

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, 2011 Scrum, Jeff Sutherland, 2014 The Startup Owner’s Manual, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf, 2012 … Read More

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