THE LEAN STARTUP

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
Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash
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

Wrap Up

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +755K people. Follow to join our community.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store