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Lean Enteprise
z2014-07-06- Ai Assisted Coaching
Wiki Web Dialogue

Ash Maurya is working on moving from the Lean Canvas to process/tools helping structure the assumptions/risks/experiments that it contains: he's calling this the "Lean Stack". You start out by drawing a line in the sand with your initial Lean Canvas, prioritizing risks, and systematically testing those risks through experiments. There is a built-in learning feedback loop from experiments back to risks back to the business model. While this process works conceptually, I often field questions from other entrepreneurs specifically on how to: correctly prioritize risks and define experiments; track those experiments so it scales over time (and with more people); reflect the learning from experiments back on to the canvas.

  • The lowest layer of the stack, your vision or why, is still best captured by a Lean Canvas. It’s meant to document your current best guess at realizing a working business model.
  • The middle layer (Strategy And Risks board) of the stack is the glue that connects the other two layers that was missing from my previous attempts.

  • The top layer of the stack is intended to capture the actual work that goes into building the product(s) that realize the vision... I capture this work on a Validated Learning Board which is similar to the Feature KanBan board but with a few additional tweaks. For one, it’s been generalized to support any kind of product (not just software)... But the big change here is that it models both product and experiments on the same board using a two-tiered board implemented using horizontal swimlanes... The top tier captures the state of the product. A “product” on the board can represent a minimum viable product (MVP), minimum marketable feature (MVF), or a related sub-product. At any given time, a product can only be in one of the four stages.

Jun27: more details. The first step of the process is still capturing the essence of your vision as a single-page Business Model diagram using Lean Canvas... With your vision documented, you then move on to the Strategy And Risks board. The goal here is to formulate an appropriate plan of attack – one that prioritizes learning about what’s riskiest above everything else... With your strategy and risks documented, you are now ready to move on to experiments.

z2012-06-15- Maurya Lean Stack
Javascript Client Framework
Schrodingers Cat Trilogy

Aldo De Moor post to BlueOxen list about Fernando Flores' Coordinator software. The loop consists of four stages (the 'quadrants'):

  • Preparation: the Customer requests the Performer to do something
  • Negotiation: the Performer promises (Commit Ment) to satisfy the request

  • [the Performer acts]
  • Performance: the Performer reports to the Customer that the act has been performed
  • Acceptance: the Customer replies that (s)he is satisfied

The field of communication modelling and technology analysis that emerged from Language Action Perspective uses such communication loops as one of its main paradigms...

z2003-11-19- Flores Software
Black Board
best makers?
Architecture School
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Arnold Kling on the differing wings/Coalit Ion-s of the Democratic Party, and where Libertar Ian perspectives fit with each. Health Care, Energy Policy, Foreign Policy, etc.

Assuming that the Democrats win in a rout in 2008, those of us who are libertarians will be on the sidelines. I wish that I could swallow Brink Lindsey's liberaltarian Kool-Aid, but the blend between liberalism and libertarianism just won't go down. And the Democrats themselves don't seem to want to touch it.

If politics were football, then I would say that the Clinton and Bush years saw little forward progress for either side. Clinton might have moved the ball toward the progressives' goal line, but only a few yards. I would say the same about President Bush--he moved the ball a few yards in the direction of the progressives' goal line.

z2007-07-03- Kling Libertarian Democratic Wings

Brink Lindsey sees Libertar Ian folks moving from Republican to Democratic parties. Libertarian-leaning voters started drifting away from the GOP even before Katrina, civil war in Iraq, and Mark Foley launched the general stampede.

See z2004-12-03-NolanProgressiveLibertarians

Apr'2009: Matt Welch doesn't see much happening here. By the time Bruce Schweitzer sidled up to the convention podium (in 2008), any libertarian notion beyond refusing to torture U.S. citizens was going to be about as welcome as a nude calendar of Karl Rove.

Apr'2013: Ross Douthat sees evidence on both sides: Obama isn’t the Marxist of conservative paranoia, but his economic vision is far more dirigiste than libertarian — which is a big reason why many of the economic libertarians who had soured on the Bush-era G.O.P. ended up returning to the Republican fold. (Though not Lindsey himself, I should note.) On national security, meanwhile, the Democratic Party is plainly much less libertarian — and the Republican Party, mostly thanks to Rand Paul, slightly more so — than it was when Lindsey was drawing up his form of fusionism. But on most cultural issues, the Democratic Party clearly has grown steadily more, well, “liberaltarian” since Lindsey coined the term. Sounds pretty much like Democrats being Democrats, with less support for Civil Liberty than in the past.

z2006-12-15- Liberaltarian

Chris Nolan identified a group back in April she calls Progressive Libertarian - Progress Ive for their good-hearted desire to change and order their world, Libertar Ian for their cold-eyed faith in the bottom line. (DynamIst)

Since the Presidential Election, she's noted that the Democratic Party is moribund, and that this new group is a growing force for change that crosses party lines. She also notes its Small World orientation - Progressive Libertarians' "Small Is Beautiful" attitude - the emphasis on the stripped down corporate attitude the entrepreneurial "what works best" approach to solving problems - is well suited to the U.S. return to its Federal Ist roots.

A Third Party?

She has a whole category on her blog now to track them.

z2004-12-03- Nolan Progressive Libertarians
Chris Nolan

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