mentor mentoring for startups

Hiring a mentor, I’d die first! Why do I need to hire a mentor?

‘I need to concentrate on reducing costs, increasing value or improving efficiency not get all touchy feely about business and certainly not having a mentor.’ I’ve heard this so many times. Business people across the globe hold those three Greek phrases close to their hearts. In a streamlined, cut down, lean and agile business model there’s no time for mentors. As a colleague would say:[...]

lean startup

Is the Lean startup model outmoded or does it just need a tweak?

Are our lean startup metaphors outdated? I work with start-ups at every stage of their evolution. It’s exciting, addictive and a positive challenge. But sometimes I wonder whether the lean startup model is creaking at the seams. Let me explain why.   We’re all happy with the concept that The Lean Startup provides a more scientific approach to[...]