Don’t Build a BUM: Avoid overbuilding your Minimum Viable Product to save yourself time and money

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Don’t Build a BUM: Avoid overbuilding your Minimum Viable Product to save yourself time and money As I advised corporate executives and founders on product launches over the past few years, I have seen both groups encounter the same challenge: overbuilding their initial product. The problem exists in small companies and large corporations alike for […]

Finding the “Soft Spots” and Productive Iteration, What it Really Takes to Launch a New Product

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Finding the “Soft Spots” and Productive Iteration, What it Really Takes to Launch a New Product Teem Ventures’ Founder and Managing Partner, Raj Amin, recently appeared on This is Product Management; a podcast produced by leading research and experimentation firm AlphaHQ and hosted by Mike Fishbein. Raj discusses lessons learned from his extensive career launching […]

The Imperative for Corporate Entrepreneurship

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The Imperative for Corporate Entrepreneurship In my conversations with executives charged with innovation and corporate transformation, I hear a pretty consistent refrain: innovation is friggin’ hard work. Even with a commitment to “innovation” from the top, real impact takes unwavering focus and often new DNA that isn’t resident in the current organization. It also requires […]

Startup Notes: How you approach corporate partnerships makes a huge difference in the outcome

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Over the years as I have operated or worked at early stage ventures, I have built relationships with many Fortune 500 companies as customers, investors, and distribution partners for my products. Most of the time their relationships grew with us over the years, became our friends, and these relationships had a huge impact on a […]