Notes on Running Lean by Ash Maurya - The Three Stages of a Startup
Most entrepreneurs start with a strong initial vision, and a Plan A for realising that vision. Unfortunately, most Plan A’s don’t work.
Smart people are great at rationalising almost anything, but entreprenuers are especially gifted at this. It’s important to realise that your initial vision is built largely on untested assumptions.
Lean methodologies can help you systematically test and refine your initial vision. Running Lean by Ash Maura outlines, and gives practical examples on how to do so.
Running Lean has four parts:
- The Three Stages of a Startup (covered in this post)
- Documenting your Plan A
- Identifying the riskiest parts of your plan
- Systematically testing your plan.