13. November 2016

Silicon Germany – book recommendation

There are many books about startups and lean thinking from USA. They have one big problem in common. These books does not match with situation and environment in Europe. Buying those books and trying to apply them in Europe is in many cases waste of time.

I’ve been searching for books based on European context. I have found only few European authors.

Prof. Günter Faltin wrote book Kopf schlägt Kapital which apply similar thinking like Steve Blank and Lean Canvas.

Stefan Merath wrote several books about customer relationship and how to build working business model. He has similar style like Eric Rise and Lean Startup.

Recently I discovered very intriguing book with the title Silicon Germany written by Christoph Keese. Christoph is investigating reasons why products from German or other European companies are simply bellow average and why they struggle so much to catch with latest products from California.

silicon-germany

If you want get better understanding why Europe has so many problems with innovations then I recommend this book to you.

 

26. August 2012

WebExpo Startup Camp – summer 2012 – materials

I’m glad that I had opportunity to join Startup Camp in Trhový Štěpánov as mentor. Together with startup teams we were discussing and preparing new sites for their products. People were learning how to use Git, how to program in Python and how to create sites in Django. At the end of the day they were able to create prototype or deploy it to Heroku cloud.

Yyou can find my slides at SlideShare or download it as PDF.

Examples of Python code and simple Django testing project are available at GitHub in repository try_git.

Read more about WebExpo Startup camp.

18. May 2012

StarCube Show – demo day for projects participing in StarCube

StarCube Accelerator 2012 was great boost for new startups. There was cool event: StarCube Show in Observatory and Planetarium Brno.

StarCube team prepared for you recordings of this spectacular event. Check it out at: http://www.superlectures.com/starcube2012/.

24. March 2011

Large corporations don’t hire innovative people

Is that title strange?  Or do you find it familiar?

I’d like to share something interesting with you.

I’m happy that there is video from Steve Blank’s talk about Democratization of Entrepreneurship.

He’s clearly talking about many aspects of building companies. You probably won’t find these kind of information in common business books.

Here is the video:

You can find further information and slides at his blog: steveblank.com

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