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  • The Green Knight: Sales Forecasting For a Mobile Startup
    you will reach them how much they will pay for it etc In a mobile startup the barriers to test those hypotheses are much lower than in most other types of businesses In a few months and for a few thousands not millions of dollars you can develop a minimum viable product and begin experimenting with different techniques to drive conversions sales This type of validated sales forecasting is worth infinitely more than made up numbers wishes which will be thrown out by any investor anyway and will put you in much stronger negotiating position if indeed you do seek investment If you are desperate for comparables though check out the Google Play Store which does publish download numbers What do you think is this a useful answer or just lean startup soap boxing Posted by Bryan Hassin at 13 56 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels entrepreneurship sales No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 26 November 4 October 3 August 3 July 3 June 7 April 1 March 3 February 1 January 1 2013 32 December 2 November 3 October 3 September 2 August 1 July 1 June 2 May 2 April 1 March 2 February 2 January 11 2012 35 December 2 November 1 October 4 September 3 August 6 Sales Forecasting For a Mobile Startup Entrepreneurship Full time or Part time

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  • The Green Knight: Entrepreneurship: Full-time or Part-time?
    said It depends how you define start Everyone germinates and researches their ideas while working on something else but at a certain point definitely by the time you start to raise capital you have to take the plunge Thursday August 23 2012 at 11 43 00 AM EDT Jordan Elpern Waxman said Does anyone still answer questions on LinkedIn Thursday August 23 2012 at 11 44 00 AM EDT Bryan Hassin said Well obviously I do Ironically my recent increase in quora activity motivated me to revisit LinkedIn Answers for the first time in years People are still asking and answering questions there I like that I can set up RSS feeds for specific topics which I don t believe I can do with quora Thursday August 23 2012 at 11 47 00 AM EDT Veronica Rae Saron said Hmmm I like that thought of burning the boats behind me kinda pushes me into an absolute no fail zone gotta sink or swim Thursday September 27 2012 at 2 28 00 AM EDT Veronica Rae Saron said Hmmm I like that thought of burning the boats behind me kinda pushes me into an absolute no fail zone gotta sink or swim Thursday September 27 2012 at 2 28 00 AM EDT Veronica Rae Saron said Hmmm I like that thought of burning the boats behind me kinda pushes me into an absolute no fail zone gotta sink or swim Thursday September 27 2012 at 2 29 00 AM EDT Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November

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  • The Green Knight: Financing Your Big Idea
    kickstarter which is essentially a pre sales tool provide this benefit if you are targeting many smaller customers If your product is more enterprise in nature though you will need to do the selling yourself Posted by Bryan Hassin at 09 12 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels entrepreneurship fundraising No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 26 November 4 October 3 August 3 July 3 June 7 April 1 March 3 February 1 January 1 2013 32 December 2 November 3 October 3 September 2 August 1 July 1 June 2 May 2 April 1 March 2 February 2 January 11 2012 35 December 2 November 1 October 4 September 3 August 6 Sales Forecasting For a Mobile Startup Entrepreneurship Full time or Part

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  • The Green Knight: Recommended Entrepreneurship Books
    I ve ever read on negotiating Do you agree with my recommendations Do you have any others to contribute Posted by Bryan Hassin at 10 43 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels books entrepreneurship No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 26 November 4 October 3 August 3 July 3 June 7 April 1 March 3 February 1 January 1 2013 32 December 2 November 3 October 3 September 2 August 1 July 1 June 2 May 2 April 1 March 2 February 2 January 11 2012 35 December 2 November 1 October 4 September 3 August 6 Sales Forecasting For a Mobile Startup Entrepreneurship Full time or Part time Financing Your Big Idea Recommended Entrepreneurship Books Entrepreneurship Advice Growing a Consumer Web Bu IMD

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  • The Green Knight: Entrepreneurship Advice: Growing a Consumer Web Business
    with this second type of if you build it the advertisers will come model and if you seek additional investment you will need to show traction with advertisers or at least user numbers especially high value users that are so massive as to convince any investor that SURELY some advertisers would want to reach them Recently some very public flops of advertising driven consumer web companies e g Facebook s IPO and Digg s acquisition have made investors in this space particularly wary Generally the two metrics that an investor will focus on are your Cost of Customer Acquisition How many marketing dollars do you have to spend for each new customer to join your site and Lifetime Customer Value How much revenue will that customer make you either through paying you directly or through advertising dollars over the entire time that you expect that customer to continue using your site If LCV is significantly higher than CCA it allows an investor to think If I invest X it will generate a return of more than X with high probability Do you have convincing data to quantify your CCA and LCV both today and how you believe these numbers will evolve in the future Almost every startup that becomes successful that is grows into a big company with sustainable profits looks very different by the time it achieves success than it did at the time of founding The key success attributes for entrepreneurs these days are not great vision or even incredible execution to achieve that vision Rather the most successful entrepreneurs exhibit outstanding ability to test products with their target markets rapidly collect feedback interpret it and adapt or pivot the company s business model based on that learning and or based on partnerships or other new means that the entrepreneurs are able to bring to their ventures This has been the case for a long time but recently it has gained traction under the buzz categorization of lean startup principles My favorite book that espouses these principles and provides a step by step guide to implementing them in your startup is The Startup Owner s Manual and I would highly recommend that you read it It is unfortunately only available as a big heavy hardback but the process diagrams and writing inside are very valuable Another challenge you might face IF you seek additional investment will be your team Investors tend to invest in teams before they invest in ideas There is nothing wrong with you being a first time entrepreneur but it would be ideal if you could strengthen your team with other experienced entrepreneurs Previous startup experience success or failure of the founding team has the highest correlation with the success rate of entrepreneurial ventures and investors know that especially those who would complement your skillsets fill your skill gaps Finally from a cost perspective I wanted to check with you on your technology infrastructure I believe I saw you post on facebook before about costs

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  • The Green Knight: IMD Alumni Event in Boston
    tied with 1982 for the most alumni in attendance 3 and it was fun reconnecting with my former classmates Years go by but relationships pick up right where they left off We shut down the restaurant stopped in a bar for some Olympics watching and then turned in way too late Sunday morning began very early We had lined up seven excellent IMD faculty presentations at the Harvard Club of Boston so we needed plenty of time to squeeze them all in IMD President Dominique Turpin Introduction to the day s program Professor Margaret Cording Identifying Valuing Capturing Strategic Synergies Professor Bala Chakravarthy A New Type of Country Manager for Winning in Emerging Markets Professor Martha Maznevski Developing Responsible Leaders Through Action Learning Professor Michael Watkins Moving Up The Seven Seismic Shifts Professor George Kohlrieser Care to Dare Secure Base Leadership in Action Professor Maury Peiperl What Makes a Global Leader Global Professor Suzanne de Janasz Beyond Juggling Achieving a Sustainable Work Life Balance It was a long day but so packed full of great discussion and learning It was like a shot in the arm a reminder of what it was like to be at IMD when every day covered so much ground that you felt almost like a completely new person by the end of it As someone dedicated to constant self improvement I was grateful for such a dense opportunity to learn and grow And besides exhausted as we were by the end of it several of us still found the energy reserves to go out for drinks and plenty of seafood afterward It was an excellent weekend and I hope we can build on the success to bring more IMD activity to North America Posted by Bryan Hassin at 22 03 Email This BlogThis Share to

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  • The Green Knight: School Pride Continued
    MBA year on Corporate Social Responsibility efforts by large corporations The conclusion was that generally these have been ineffectual and are not being approached correctly at all I then followed up with my case study of Smart Office Energy Solutions which we have designed from the ground up to have social value creation inextricably embedded in its DNA It would be absolutely impossible for us to achieve economic success without also doing some good and the more of one we achieve the more of the other we achieve Furthermore we create that same alignment of economic and social value for our clients suppliers employees and investors such that this good capitalism spreads virally My conclusion therefore was quite optimistic that capitalism can align with social good but we need business leaders to search out business models that feature that alignment Our final practitioner as we non academics are called was Lynellyn Long who concluded with a much less optimistic reality check based on her experience in human rights activism working with non profits NGOs and governments Her conclusion was that yes perhaps it can be done but that Smart Office Energy Solutions is by far the exception to the rule and that the current landscape for corporate social value creation is actually quite bleak Finally we launched a session wide discussion about not only these topics but also more pointed for the business school professor crowd how can social value or attempts to align it with economic value be taught to future generations of business leaders The discussion was quite lively as we had a packed venue and I was encouraged by how much interest there was in the topic Regarding social value pedagogy I get the feeling that it may be like entrepreneurship for which the consensus is that it can t be taught theoretically instead it has to be developed experientially That corresponds with my own experience I certainly didn t develop a passion for using business to do good in the classroom I was really honored to be included in this session and it felt good to dip a toe back into the pool of academia Who knows maybe some day in the future I will expand my academic pursuits in the meantime though I m focused on getting things done In addition to the session it was a good chance to catch up with other IMD professors including the few minutes I spent psychoanalyzing Jack Wood over coffee I thought I was turning the tables on him but he was probably actually just gaming me the entire time And on top of it all it was a lovely 30 hours or so in San Antonio with my beautiful bride tough to beat that Posted by Bryan Hassin at 15 24 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels academia imd Smart Office Energy Solutions No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me

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  • The Green Knight: Keys for US Job Creation
    on our laurels though as Asia and even Africa are developing their own brands of entrepreneurial culture The difference between a job taker and a job maker is often psychological Someone who is laid off or whose company fails might file for unemployment benefits and complain about the lack of opportunities while someone else in the exact same situation with the exact same means might start a new business launch a consulting practice or use the transition as a time for a major career change What can we do to empower the former to feel more like the latter One of the greatest barriers to would be entrepreneurs taking the plunge is not having a secure base As children we gain confidence to learn to walk for example because we have the secure base of our parents to pick us back up when we fall and this mentality stays with us for life Secure bases for entrepreneurs can be personal finances friends and loved ones or even missions values I proposed that the POTUS could be a secure base for potential and existent entrepreneurs alike inciting them to take the plunge as part of a US strategic imperative In much the same way as JFK inspired engineers in the 60s for the Space Race the POTUS could inspire entrepreneurs today I have to imagine that such visible support of entrepreneurship would be embraced by both sides of the aisle Thomas Friedman recently posted a piece on how the US should be THE destination for people of any country who want to launch a new venture In fact it was after reading Friedman s book Hot Flat and Crowded that I left a lucrative job in Switzerland to return to the US and launch my current startup I don t believe I m the only one with whom a message of entrepreneurship as patriotic duty would resonate EDUCATION I also saw your recommendation to improve education to better prepare today s and tomorrow s workers for jobs IF you believe me that entrepreneurship is critical to the future of America s economy competitiveness then our system of education must be updated especially K 12 I mentioned in our meeting the difference between convergent thinking What are the walls of this building made of and divergent thinking How many different uses can you think of for a brick The former is the focus of most education but the latter is significantly more useful in entrepreneurship albeit perhaps harder to test with standardized exams Add to that our changing world of ubiquitous information access shifting the value from memorizing facts to efficient searching for answers and critical thinking judgment and the growing importance of cross disciplinary everything Our world is too complex for people to learn in silo ed environments Reading writing and rithmetic as separate areas of learning makes no sense in the business academic or public sectors anymore The rate of change is so fast that employees must be able to

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