“You need a very product-oriented culture… Lots of companies have great engineers and smart people. …..there needs to be some gravitational force that pulls it all together.” – Steve Jobs
Keeping aside “Jennifer Lawrence” , focus on a product is key than wondering here and there .
Product is the key
1. Focus on the product, MVP, the flow of the process and project.
a. Do you have clear guidelines?
b. Do You have MVP?
A strategy used to rapidly test the core assumptions of a product or feature. The goal of a MVP is to establish as much validated learning as possible while doing with so the minimal amount of effort.
The term was coined and defined by Frank Robinson, and popularized by Steve Blank, and Eric Ries (for web applications).
A MVP is an integral part of the Build-Measure-Learn methodology of The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. ( from Quora.com)
c. Are you solving some problem?
What problem’s you solving?. How unique is the idea?
d. Hope this is not copy of some xyz product?
Rather than creating X for Y and Y for X create some thing very unique . Build a house or apartment, as if you are going to live?
Vision and Mission
Every founder or meeting attend to boasts about their vision and mission. They are so fascinated about the product.
Vision and mission are like fruits, where it is difficult to reach
Start-up salaries and perks
Only few start-ups take care of the employee benefits and salaries as they promised
- andani draksha pallu pullana..అందని ద్రాక్ష పళ్లు పుల్లన..
Literally, this proverb means unreachable grapes are sour. It is similar to the proverb “The grapes are sour, said the fox, when he could not get at them”. This can be used in context when a person fails to achieve something and he says it was not worth it.
( The following is in south Indian “telugu” language )
It is well known, start-ups founder, Vision and Mission does not fill the needs of the people associated with them .