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Never Consider A Startup Idea Without Reading & Ensuring That Your Entire Team Read All In Startup and Use It As A Yardstick!
on September 10, 2014
I am currently the partner in charge of a business incubator in the New England area. Having read and practiced the principles espoused by Steve Blank, Eric Ries and so on, combined with my over two decades senior I-banking and M&A experience, I knew cold how to evaluate any venture: new, growing or matured.
Being an Amazon Prime Member, I received a Kindle promotion for All In Startup without any idea who Diana Kander was. Upon a cursory review, I Knew A.I.S (as we now call All In Startup in my office) is something of a rare gem. Since reading it, I am confident it will be an entrepreneurial classic! It is now a must read for every member of my team:
The story in the book is your story. It is mine. It is every entrepreneur's story. Diana is not just a successful entrepreneur, she is also an amazing writer who had captured the essence of the Entrepreneurial process no matter how it is lived, where it is being pursued or by whom.
The Customer Pain Discovery Process, Proving Demand by Finding The Shortest Path to the Ultimate Customer Action, & How Not to Commit All-In until You Prove That Customers Want Your Product and There is a Business Model To Support It, among the amazing insights contained in the book will change the way startup is done for ever. In fact it will also impact the venture financing process: You may not need to WASTE as much money as is being preached before the arrival of A.I.S in turning your idea into a thriving startup!!!
Since reading the book, I've scurried the internet to get every presentation and writeups Diana has written. I will suggest you do yourself and startup vision a favor: Get this book now and a copy for every member of your team. I guarantee it, it may be the greatest protection and insurance policy you will ever take against your startup failure. You don't have to wait till everything is on the line to get it right. You can engineer success into your startup DNA from the word go by buying and using this book now!
I promise you: You will be glad you read it!!!