Lean, Product Thoughts, Startup

If you don’t launch the product, the kitten gets it!


Office kitten

Originally uploaded by gregmeyer

Sometimes, the world of the lean startup feels like the world as experienced by a kitten — everything’s exciting, we make big movements and try to catch every shiny thing that comes our way. And other days, we just have to take a nap.

Having just been through a couple of hectic sprints, I had the chance today to take a breather and think about the last couple of weeks: some big launches, exciting days, long nights, and great teamwork. The key factor in all of this? The ability to maintain the excitement that our one-day office kitten showed when he sat on my keyboard (all of my emails that day looked like erhi;wr;ehpi4t43tp) and the discipline to make sure that the product still got done and shipped.

So, the idea for the day? Keep the kittenish wonder; pounce on some stuff even if you’re not sure you can make the leap, and make sure to catch the mouse.

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