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Want to know what Hackership is all about? And/or whether it's a fit for you? Or have any other questions you'd like to ask the team? Join us for this google hangout.
 
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"We all lead self-directed lives, why not self-directed learning?"

- great take on coding schools by +Anouk Ruhaak on the +Hackership blog
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Great article! Reading this some memories came up when I was a student and want to change the school - bringing up new ideas on learning and teaching. Never get the chance to do so, because no jobs for teachers at that time. Now I'm working in IT business. Anyway, it's great to see that +Hackership​ offers such an interesting learning environment
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Seriously – Don't use the Lean Startup Canvas to build your tech ventures. It is just the wrong tool for the job.
 
Thinking further about the Lean Startup Canvas in regards of tech ventures or any tech driven initiative, I can only come to the one conclusion: it's the wrong tool! Let me explain, why and why you probably shouldn't be using it after all.
<p>I already <span class="strikethrough">ranted</span>wrote about the <a href="/2014/07/21/warning-lean-startup-canvas-may-derail-your-tech-venture">Lean Startup Canvas last week</a>. After giving it some more thought, I now realize that the problems with the canvas extend beyond its focus on profit as the main purpose for any venture. In fact, I argue that the canvas fails to capture the nature of many tech-driven ventures and the motivation of ...
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What a lovely Monday morning to discuss how to derail your tech venture – by using the Lean Startup Canvas.

"But, when you talk about *tech startups, community-driven, or inherently open and social ventures*, the Lean Canvas doesn’t only fall short in describing it, it *is outright harmful*. Similar to the saying "bad information is worse than no information at all", the Lean Canvas could give you false confidence by putting you and your idea into a certain structure. Yet this structure is not necessarily suitable for your endeavour and could actually drive you off your path,"
<p>One of the first things I do when thinking about new projects, or even existing business models, is mapping it out on the <a href="http://practicetrumpstheory.com/2012/02/why-lean-canvas/">lean startup canvas</a>. I am a big sucker for the lean canvas, it captures more on one page than most business plans in over thirty pages. That said, I am getting increasingly frustrated with it. The Lean Canvas, as an evolution of the Business Model Canvas...
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Interesting perspective!
Now I understand much better what you are thinking about while sitting in the sun at the Côte d'Azur with your notebook :-)
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Quick reminder,
if you want to take part in +Hackership , +OpenTechSchool Berlin's full-time code learning programme and hacking master-class, applications for Batch-1 Summer-2014 are due tonight.

Just apply now and then go out and enjoy the sun!
Hackership is a self-directed, hands-on learning programme for Coders, Programmers and Software Developers to acquire new skills or become better at what they already do.
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Great Interview of why designers love +Hackership !
 
"Designers should learn to code", interview with Stephen Koller:
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Best wishes from +Hackership  in Las Palmas!


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Enjoy your brake and best wishes for the second half! Greetings from Berlin.
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Seriously – Don't use the Lean Startup Canvas to build your tech ventures. It is just the wrong tool for the job.
 
Thinking further about the Lean Startup Canvas in regards of tech ventures or any tech driven initiative, I can only come to the one conclusion: it's the wrong tool! Let me explain, why and why you probably shouldn't be using it after all.
<p>I already <span class="strikethrough">ranted</span>wrote about the <a href="/2014/07/21/warning-lean-startup-canvas-may-derail-your-tech-venture">Lean Startup Canvas last week</a>. After giving it some more thought, I now realize that the problems with the canvas extend beyond its focus on profit as the main purpose for any venture. In fact, I argue that the canvas fails to capture the nature of many tech-driven ventures and the motivation of ...
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Thinking further about the Lean Startup Canvas in regards of tech ventures or any tech driven initiative, I can only come to the one conclusion: it's the wrong tool! Let me explain, why and why you probably shouldn't be using it after all.
<p>I already <span class="strikethrough">ranted</span>wrote about the <a href="/2014/07/21/warning-lean-startup-canvas-may-derail-your-tech-venture">Lean Startup Canvas last week</a>. After giving it some more thought, I now realize that the problems with the canvas extend beyond its focus on profit as the main purpose for any venture. In fact, I argue that the canvas fails to capture the nature of many tech-driven ventures and the motivation of ...
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You make a lot of good points about the trade off between profit focus and product focus. I need to finish reading Maurya's article that you linked to in your previous post, but my first impression is "survivorship bias." It is interesting to ask how large organizations made it through their startup periods, but you might be able to learn more from all those startups that didn't make it.
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Alright, everyone. This is it. The final day. If you want to become a learner of +Hackership 's Batch-1 Summer-2014, apply now. Applications are due tonight!
Hackership is a self-directed, hands-on learning programme for Coders, Programmers and Software Developers to acquire new skills or become better at what they already do.
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