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Esther Gons
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Co-Founder NEXT.amsterdam. Innovation, visual change maker, lean customer development, kickstarter.
Co-Founder NEXT.amsterdam. Innovation, visual change maker, lean customer development, kickstarter.

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Progress board: tracking learnings over time
For the sake of learning and progress it is important to be able to keep track of what happens in terms of the changes and adaptions to your #BusinessModel in every stage of your #startup. Every update due to an #experiment, the things you have validated or dismissed over time. The closer you get to product market fit, the more likely it is that you can show metrics like traction or retention, but are those the metrics you can account your decisions on, put milestones on or determine your roadmap on? From the very first start you want to be able to account for the decisions made towards building a viable business model, you want to see the progress you are making towards a this. Most likely (in the very first fase of your startup) you will start off with multiple possible options and models. The goal is, over time, to validate and de-risk as much as possible, ending up with one that actually works. Going through the phases, experiment by experiment, means you are making decisions and setting milestones along the way. To account for those, it makes sense to document the learnings in such a way that it gives insight in this learning progress.

Read the rest of the article here https://next.amsterdam/blog/progress-board-track-learnings-over-time/
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Doing customer interviews, how to get real value!

Avoid questions where people can give socially engineered answers or simply lie to you... 

The Basics:

Stop fishing for compliments, this is not about you or your product, this is about the world of the customer and how they perceive their problem.


Avoid generics or abstracts, this will only lead to guesstimates. Ask about real events and what they did dealing with them.


Never ask questions that contain would or should, nobody can predict their future. Ask what they are doing to solve their problem right now instead.


What you do want is to know what they perceive as a problem, what they are doing to solve it, and ‘why’ they are doing this.

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Mijn moment voor dit jaar. #mijnmoment Loslaten, normaal helemaal niet moeilijk, maar soms is het besef voor je eigen leven daarin heel confronterend. Klein moment, groot geluk.
http://www.mijnmoment.com/momenten/2015/1326-esther-gons

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An introduction to #Lean #Startup: How it all started.

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Miffy Parade #nijntje  
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Lieve #UberNL: Ik hou van Uber, Uber maakte van mij weer een taxi gebruiker, het zorgde voor meer vertrouwen en fijne chauffeurs. Op dit concept en de convience vertrouw ik ook als ik in het buitenland ben. Ik geloof in dat systeem, heck I even helped it getting started here in AMS. Maar waarom op deze manier omgaan met het niet werken van #UberPop hier? Het geeft ten eerste Uber een slechter imago, veel mensen weten het verschil niet tussen Uber en UberPop. Verder, als dit volgens de Nederlandse wet een illegale en dus criminele activiteit is omdat er nu eenmaal regels zijn om consumenten tegen frauduleuse praktijken te beschermen ( of deze nu wel of niet outdated zijn) waarom dan deze petitie? Jullie zijn een creatieve en disruptieve startup die de wereld van consumenten 'transportation' willen veranderen. Gebruik dat mooie imago van Uber en 'hack the system', verander, lobby, doe andere mooie acties.....Is er een NL versie te bedenken voor UberPop? een kruising tussen taxi en rideshare die wel kan? Waarom zo rigide, jullie zijn toch verdorie geen corporate. Regels zullen altijd achter innovatie aan blijven lopen, juist door positieve verandering kun je dit aanpassen. Stop blaming it on the government, start being different again... 
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Scheidsrechterdiploma! #Basketball #BVAalsmeer 
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