Product Testing

Instagram

Instagram Offers Access to DM's on the Web

The social network is rolling out desktop direct messaging to a 'small percentage' of users worldwide

How Rapid 'Testing and Learning' During Product Development Saves Time and Money

Investing money and design work is all very well. But what do your (potential) customers think? That's what really counts.

Validate Your Startup Idea by Doing the Things That Don't Scale

Scaling happens when you roll up your sleeves and get hands-on with solving real problems and selling quickly before hiring in response to demand.

How to Test a Business Idea Without Spending a Fortune

Use landing pages to validate demand and build a pre-marketing list.

Why Startup Founders Must Go Slow to Go Fast

A conversation with Will Herman and Rajat Bhargava, authors of 'The Startup Playbook.'

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