The validated learning (VL) process is one of the pillars of the lean startup movement, initiated by Eric Ries. This process, based on the customer validation concept developed by Steve Blank, is derived from the lean manufacturing philosophy. Its framework is based on the assumption that we need to first validate our basic ideas with […]
goals and objectives
3 ingredients of an effective business plan
Approximately 543,000 new businesses get started each month. Eight out of ten of them will fail within the first 18 months. Faced with these numbers which show that the possibility of failure is extremely high, preparing oneself for the challenges of new business and the continuous monitoring of its progress is an absolute necessity. The […]
Leadership: is it possible to do it in humane way?
Recently, I watched the movie Whiplash starring JK Simmons, the winner of this year Academy Award for best supporting actor. I was absolutely shocked by the way that the fiercely demanding conservatory music teacher motivated his students. His goal was absolutely clear: to get more and more from them. I have begun to wonder: is […]
How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Year
New Years Resolutions, or in other words, a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year, is not a new custom. The ancient Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects […]
4 steps to aligning your actions with your goals
In our previous article we offered you some advice that can help us to keep our motivation on a high level, which is, in a nutshell: Prioritization of our goals and deciding which objectives will bring us the greatest value, Keeping our tasks small and constantly tracking our progress, Small but persistent changes will bring us, significant, long-term results, Always ask ourselves why […]
What are the best tools that you can use to keep yourself motivated?
We all have a list of tasks (personal or work related) that we need to finish, but we often postpone them to give us a little more time and avoid the work that we really should be doing. For example, I remember when I was a student, and the final exam date was approaching quickly, and there was no […]