I found a half written blog post that I never published. Honestly, I did not know if I wrote it myself or if I was intending to quote someone. Because I don't like to take credit for other people's work, I began a search. After about 10 minutes, I found it. Entrepreneur Jason Calacanis wrote the quote below, back in May of 2010. Rather than keep it hidden in the lost-and-found of my blog, I thought it was worth publishing.
Step 1: Find a need, trend and/or pain point... Step 2: Discuss possible solutions and products to address #1. Step 3: Prototype the solution in step two and share... Step 4: Discuss the possibility of scaling the prototype with the smartest folks in that vertical. Step 5: Find a team to manage the growth of this product and give it the support of a couple of partners... Step 6: Debate, iterate, engage, recruit, inspire, pivot and communicate...
Though I trimmed a few words for brevity, what I like about these 6 steps is you can take them out of context and the formula still works. Jason was writing about how to be an angel investor & business creator. I am writing about how to be a Product Owner or Agile Team Lead.
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