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Lean Startup Circle is dedicated to applying lean startup thinking and building lean startup leadership. We bring the Silicon Valley lean startup community together in a variety of formats (many of which involve beer) to learn from each other. What works? What doesn't? Is lean just a buzzword? Or can it really help build businesses? * The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries. *

Upcoming events (4)

Accidental Learnings from an Accidental PM

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Business is a complex (not just complicated) endeavor. Most successes happen in spite of errors. And most successes are temporary, depending on your time horizon. Depending on the sources of errors, and your mindset, these can be insanely frustrating, or liberating. Bill Seitz will share some of his learnings, so you can experience more "interesting" errors.

About Bill Seitz

  • Bill started his first Internet startup the year Mosaic came out.
  • He has built a half-dozen product teams, as combo CTO and CPO, all in different industries, leading to 2 IPOs (1 long-delayed), and 1 strategic acquisition.
  • But he still can't afford to retire.

Lean Product Principles in a B2B Environment

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How do you apply continuous product discovery and lean product principles in a B2B environment?

While the core methodology remains, a number of differences in a B2B setting require tailoring our practices. Join us for this webinar and we'll share our approach to:

  • Collaborating with sales/marketing teams to gain access to customers
  • Implementing lean discovery practices for the multiple roles involved in the buying process
  • Drawing evidence-based conclusions despite a harder-to-reach set of customers and/or smaller pool of users
  • Responding to product requests from key clients

This is a live webinar, so you'll have a chance to ask questions during our Q&A session.

About Holly Hester-Reilly
Holly Hester-Reilly is the Founder and CEO of H2R Product Science, a product management coaching and consulting firm that teaches the science of high-growth product development, and the host of the Product Science Podcast. Holly is a former Columbia University research scientist and has spent the last 15 years leading product initiatives at startups, high-growth companies, and enterprises like FalconX, MediaMath, Shutterstock, The Lean Startup Co, Unilever, Capital One, and Weight Watchers.

Holly also teaches at NYU Stern School of Business as well as public and private workshops and has spoken about building high-growth products for events such as Lean Startup Summit Europe, the Women in Product Annual Conference, ITX Product + Design Conf, Parsons School of Design, and INDUSTRY: The Product Conference.


What you need to know about google analytics changes

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The deadline to move to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is fast approaching. But there’s no need to panic! Norbert Korny will explain what the changes mean for you and important deadlines you won’t want to miss.
Topics included:

  • What’s different for Google Analytics 4 and why it’s happening now.
  • Why moving over today helps you build the necessary historical data
  • Things you should consider to make the migration smoother

About Norbert Korny
Norbert Korny is a Software Architect with a couple of decades of experience in systems integration, building data processing pipelines, and data visualization.

Directed Opportunism: a Summary of The Art of Action

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How to create aligned, autonomous action to achieve a collective goal.

About Jason Yip
Jason is a Staff Agile Coach at Spotify NYC since 2015, supporting Spotify Advertising R&D, mostly around managing the effects of scaling and supporting leadership teams. Prior to Spotify, he was a Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks since 2001, mostly in Australia. While at ThoughtWorks, he was a committer on CruiseControl, the first Open Source continuous integration server. He first encountered Extreme Programming in 1999. He mostly writes on Twitter (@jchyip) and Medium (https://jchyip.medium.com).

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