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How to be a Christian Entrepreneur

Here’s my “Startup” column from the June 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past few months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups.  We’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is a new venture working…

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How to be Lean

Here’s my “Startup” column for the May 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past couple of months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups.  As you’ll recall, we’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is…

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Introducing the Lean Startup

Here’s my “Startup” column from the April 2015 issue of Christian Computing magazine. Over the past couple of months, I’ve introduced the concept of a “startup” and we’ve discussed why the church should really care about startups.  As you’ll recall, we’ve developed this definition for our discussion: A startup is…

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Why Startups Matter

Continuing on my “Startup” series, here’s my article from the March 2015 issue of Christian Computing. Last month I started a new series titled “Startup.”  In that first column I defined what I mean by “a startup.” This month I’ll discuss why Christian Computing readers should really care about startups….

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What is a Startup?

Last year I began a  new series for Christian Computing (now called MinistryTech) magazine on Startups.  Here I’ll share those articles for your benefit.  The series is continuing, so as new articles are published, I’ll post them here as well. Over the past several months I’ve introduced the Intelligence Revolution….

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What is Google Really Doing?

A month and a half ago, I wrote a series of posts around Google’s announcement that they would become an MVNO and offer wireless service. The final post in that series was titled “What Might Google Really Do?” and it included my predictions on Google’s potential plays, based on what…

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The Watch Analogy is Coming True

This story about the swiss watch industry getting on the smartwatch bandwagon caught my eye. Specifically, the story references forecasts from Strategy Analytics that “28.1 million smartwatches will be sold this year, almost matching the 28.6 million Swiss timepieces that were exported last year.” For a very long time and…

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Market-Value-Model Matrix

Last week I had a mentoring session with a startup that was wrestling with a couple of critical questions. First, they had identified six potential target markets. Second, they were wrestling with which of several different business models to pursue (sell the product, sell a subscription, sell customer data, or…

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What Might Google Really Do?

Google’s entry into any market is cause for existing players to pay attention and potentially be alarmed, so it’s no surprise that the news that Google will become an MVNO and provide wireless services has many forecasting doom and gloom for the existing mobile operators. Before we can jump to…

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What Did Google Really Do? – Historical Perspective

Just as Sundar Pichai did, I think it makes sense for us to look historically at Google’s forays into mobile and connectivity. I think there are three historical precedents to consider: Android, Nexus, and Google Fiber. Android Google followed Apple into the smartphone market. You can either say that, together,…