5 Things Product Teams Get Wrong About the Lean Startup

An honest account on how The Lean Startup is being implemented in practice and why 90% of the Startups still fail

Asaf Atzmon
Jan 14 · 9 min read
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Apple iPhone 4 “you’re holding it wrong”
Apple iPhone 4 “you’re holding it wrong”
“You’re holding it wrong” (source: Apple)

#1 — Don’t Sell, Learn

Early-stage companies must realize they are not in the business of selling, but rather in the business of learning.

#2— Stop Confusing Products with Experiments

#3 — Just Because You’re Agile Doesn’t Mean You’re Lean

If you’re heading towards a chasm, you might want to slow down a little.

#4 — Allow Yourself To Be Wrong

#5 — Knowing When You Reached ‘Minimum’

MVP, Not like this, like this!
MVP, Not like this, like this!
Source: Henrik Kniberg

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