Minimum Viable Resistance

I have recently encountered several young entrepreneurs who have been resistant to the idea of creating a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for their business idea.

Through my observations, I have found two reasons that people resist creating an MVP:

You Are Stubborn - You know what you want to make and you know exactly how people are going to react to the product, and there is no way you are even slightly off base

You Are Scared - You think you have a good idea but it will be easier on your ego if you spend months/years perfecting your idea, rather than producing a product and hearing what the world has to say about it.

There are many reasons that a new business should create an MVP:
- Reduce your costs (time, money, ego) before getting user feedback
- Get the product into user’s hands faster
- User feedback can shape future iterations of the product
- You won’t spend months/years developing a product that people don’t really want
- Many more

Beacons on Moving Targets

After watching a developer video from Apple where they suggesting putting iBeacons on moving targets such as subway trains, I have been interested in the idea.

These are just ideas, I am not saying they would all be ethical:
- Trains / Buses
- Cars
- Bicycles
- Pets
- Children
- Students
- Car Keys
- Shopping Carts
- Joggers on a running track
- Security Guards
- Prisoners
- Suitcases

Micro 3D Printer

It is the most affordable 3D printer that can be used right out of the box. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, just plug in the printer, download or create models, hit print, and watch your custom creations form right before your eyes.

Podcast 3: Experimental Gamer / Boot Hill Heroes

An interview with Dave Welch of Experimental Gamer, developer of Boot Hill Heroes.
Experimental Gamer
Welcome to Experimental Gamer Studios, where we believe that video games have the power to make us feel, think, and experience things in ways not possible by other non-interactive media.  Our goal is to explore these possibilities by creating games that deliver unique experiences to gamers.
www.ExperimentalGamer.com

 

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Groupon’s Gimmickry

The only time I hear about Groupon these days.

Groupon Gets You to Use Its Search Bar, So Wall Street Can Get What It Wants

So yesterday, Groupon sold a $5 deal for a $10 digital gift card to Whole Foods. The catch? Groupon told deal seekers that they had to type “Whole Foods” into the search bar atop Groupon.com to be eligible to purchase the gift card.

Groupon says Presidents’ Day gaffe was no mistake

“Most Presidents’ Day promotions make people fall asleep, so we wanted to do something different that was in line with our brand and sense of humor that got people talking and writing about Groupon,” the spokesman said.

My guess is that 90% of Americans did not know that Hamilton was not a President.