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Zero to One ~ A great read

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Just completed zero to one by Peter Thiel. Such a great read. Any one working in this fast paced world, working in tech sector with ambitions to put a dent in the universe and more precisely someone with a dream to start a company in future, this is a must read.

One thing that stuck with me is the question he posed – What is something you think is true, but that most people disagree with you on?’

You will have to dive onto yourself to think long and hard to come up with an answer to that.

link on good reads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18050143-zero-to-one?ac=1

There are 7 questions every company that wants to become a lasting monopoly must answer:

  1. The Engineering Question – Can you create breakthrough technology instead of incremental improvements?
  1. The Timing Question – Is now the right time to start your particular business?
  1. The Monopoly Question – Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
  1. The People Question – Do you have the right team?
  1. The Distribution Question – Do you have a way to not just create but deliver your product?
  1. The Durability Question – Will your market position be defensible 10 and 20 years into the future?
  1. The Secret Question – Have you identified a unique opportunity that others don’t see

more details in here - http://www.getnugget.co/zero-to-one-nuggets-from-peter-thiels-bestselling-book/


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August 30th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

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5 Key Skills Great Product Owners Have ~ Neat list

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This one sums up pretty well -

Skill #1: Clearly express the connections between larger business goals and small backlog items

Skill #2: Write user stories in a way that allows the team to contribute to the “what”

Skill #3: Modify the backlog in response to change (without having to throw out lots of work)

Skill #4: Say “no” appropriately when necessary to maximize the value of your product

Skill #5: Split big slices of value into small slices of value

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August 25th, 2015 at 3:38 am

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Creating a MVP (minimal viable product)

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It’s all about finding your early adopters and their feedback. You don’t necessarily have to even create a prototype – but that will be greatly helpful.

The most important aspect is to create a communication channel and get an early feedback and then develop in iterations.

Here’s a great list of tools to help you with the MVP:


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October 15th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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VT Nostalgia

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Everytime when I miss my days at VirginiaTech, I try to treat myself with the Buruss Hall live web cam.


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November 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 am

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