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Adam
September 25, 2021
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How to go from user interviews to building our MVP

Previously, we talked about prioritizing the features and had an introductory look into the matter. In this post, we will dive deeper and take into account the time and resources that it takes to develop a feature. After talking to users, we will have a good idea about the set of value propositions we can […]

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Adam
September 19, 2021
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How to prioritize features based on user needs?

There are two factors that we should pay attention to when developing the product. How important the need for the features is to the user and how satisfied they are with the existing solutions out there. According to Dan Olsen in his book “The lean product playbook”, the hierarchy of web user needs from the […]

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Adam
September 4, 2021
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The process of discovering customers

Knowing your customer is the very fundamental step in finding a product-market fit. Different customers will have different needs. It is the job of the founders to probe and tune the product to an identified need. We can make all kinds of assumptions about our market, but we will never truly know if the customer […]

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Adam
September 3, 2021
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Building a business: Chess or Backgammon?

Random or organized, luck or hard work? Which one is it? I used to think building a successful business is just like throwing the dice. I could not be more wrong. That’s why you should not give up easily when things go south as they always do! Things always go wrong. What matters the most […]

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Joe Prishna
September 2, 2021
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What should we do after coming up with an exciting new business idea?

The first thing that happens to us after coming up with a new idea is getting excited. The more excited we get about an idea, the more we just want to do it. Starting on a new and exciting idea is like falling in love at the first sight, exciting, pure, and wild. Those feelings […]

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Adam
August 30, 2021
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The destructive power of distraction

Every day, every hour, every minute, everywhere we look, there is something that is trying to steal our attention. Ads on the walls, flashy websites, phones in our pockets, smartwatches on our wrists, they are all trying to make someone money. Never in the history of humankind have we had so much distraction in our […]

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Joe Prishna
August 24, 2021
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Customer Discovery Template

Hi all, how are you doing? My name is Joe and I’m helping IdeaCooker with its awesome mission alongside with Adam. We’re helping companies build something that people want. Whether what people want is a new product or just a simple feature that we’re adding to our existing product. We have talked about customer interview […]

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Adam
August 22, 2021
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About mental health awareness for startup founders

You’re building a ship in the middle of the ocean. You’re building a plane after jumping off a cliff. These are some of the metaphors you hear about being a startup founder. If you’re a normal human being, these words should scare you. Your friends are making money in this or that big company while […]

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Adam
August 21, 2021
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Which no-code tool to use to build our MVP?

Even if you’re a full-stack developer, it would be idiotic to build an MVP from scratch. I’ve made that mistake before. Kill that urge for perfectionism inside you and stop yourself from building things from the ground up. If humanity had to build everything from scratch, we would never make so much progress. Just like […]

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Adam
August 15, 2021
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The pains of being an innovator, an outlier

If you’re an innovator and you’ve been burnt because you constantly come up with new ideas, you’ve come to the right place. I don’t think we’re alone. We’re just a minority who likes to do things differently. We like to make a difference in the world. We like to do things the way others are […]

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