Entrepreneurial Ninja

The Art of Startups and Entrepreneurship

By Daryl Lu

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I just wrapped up The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. I’m finally crossing off books that have been recommended to me several years ago. This was one of those books that I had already heard so much about, especially given my highly habitual life. The book centers around 7 habits that […]

Recently, my company and I left @ATLTechVillage. It was bittersweet — a place I visited right after @davidcummings bought the building, and always wanted to be a member of. As I left, I wanted to write a letter, but decided a list of lessons from my time would be more welcome… — Daryl Lu (@TheDLu) […]

I just finished The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni on why organization health is the number one reason companies succeed. Lencioni argues it’s the true competitive advantage companies have. The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni I’ve read a lot of business books and have gone through an MBA program to learn about competitive advantages and the “it” […]

“Business insulation” – I’m going to trademark that to stand for both the visible and hidden layer(s) that stops/ slows businesses from learning outside processes and systems. I think about business insulation for two reasons: It’s common for companies in “typical” industry positions to operate much like they have operated since inception. Many industries and […]

I know a few folks who are diving into new ideas. One way of starting up has been fleshing out the Lean Canvas — a simple one-pager in lieu of a business plan.  Like a business plan, the Lean Canvas helps folks capture the key elements of a business without building out a detailed, largely […]

Finally, I wrapped up Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. I was recommended the book years ago to better understand psychology. Understanding psychology has many benefits for entrepreneurs, sellers, marketers, and others – better understand people improves interactions within teams, with customers, and even provide hypotheses for product direction. Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow […]

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