More than 1.5 year ago, I was lucky to be allowed to “experiment” a bit on my colleagues, preparing a course that was based on the theories from Steve Blank, Eric Ries and Ash Maurya, having to do with the lean and lean-like approaches in developing a product or even better, developing your customers. I am still… Read More Startups: Lean 101 – A short and flexible course, on the house!
The other day, I received an e-mail (addressed to Kimolia Art Cafe), from a group of undergraduate students from a department (I will keep the department secret) in the Athens University of Economics & Business. They were researching for an assignment in a course they attended, related to a new business idea, addressed to cafe/bar… Read More Inspired by preaching the lean approach to a small a group of undergrads
The first phase of our first attempt with “Lean”, in Lean AKademy is coming to an end! Only one meeting left, and the teams have really started to grasp the problems they are tackling, acknowledging their customers as well as the alternatives they currently use to solve their problems! For this sixth meeting, once more,… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode VI
The fifth episode of our Lean AKademy, was completed on Tuesday (29/4) afternoon! This was the first meeting where we really focused on some concrete outcomes of interviews that the teams have carried out so for. This time, we skipped the theoretical part that was about metrics and channels, and postponed it for the next time,… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode V
Today, the Lean AKademy teams met for the fourth time since March 26th when the first iteration of the Lean AKademy started! In this workshop, our theoretical part covered a discussion on cost structure and revenue streams. In this workshop we talked about money for all the ideas that we are working on! We analyzed… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode IV
The third meeting for the first iteration of the Lean AKademy is now history! We have met today for the third time, to work on our ideas in the “lean way”! With the exception of Nikos Manolis that was working with our Chinese and Italian guests, we took our notes and spend a fruitful three hour… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode III
Yesterday, the second part of the Lean AKademy took place in AK, with the same excitement (if not more), as the first one! Continuing on the idea of letting you all in on the secrets of lean, we will try to recap what was carried out in a few sentences for all of you to… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode II
Last Wednesday (26/3/14) we started our Lean adventure in AK, kicking off, our very own, Lean AKademy! After quite some time of planning, reading, preparing and arguing about it, the time came for me personally to welcome six colleagues into the first iteration of the Lean AKademy three-phase cycle! I was thinking the other day… Read More Lean AKademy – Episode I
For the last six months or so, I have the opportunity to work in my part-time occupation in Agro-Know, with the lean startup approaches as well as the lean canvas and business model generation. I had the opportunity to study the works of Eric Ries, Ash Maurya and Steve Blank and apply their principles and… Read More My attempt with lean startups!
For the past few months, almost a year now, I have had the opportunity to experiment and work with the latest approaches in business & product development! I started working with the Lean Startup methodology by Eric Ries and the Lean Canvas of Ash Maurya and worked my way back to the origins of the entire approach, going through Alex… Read More Start-up Owner’s Manual – Book and online course reviewed