Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

Author(s): Bill Aulet


24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren't born with something special -- they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the "F" word -- focus -- is crucial to a startup's success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face -- and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd -- it's not just about technology Whether you're a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit disciplinedentrepreneurship.com


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PREFACE xiii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xv INTRODUCTION 1 SIX THEMES OF THE 24 STEPS 11 STEP 0 Getting Started 15 STEP 1 Market Segmentation 23 STEP 2 Select a Beachhead Market 41 STEP 3 Build an End User Profile 49 STEP 4 Calculate the Total Addressable Market (TAM) Size for the Beachhead Market 57 STEP 5 Profile the Persona for the Beachhead Market 69 STEP 6 Full Life Cycle Use Case 83 STEP 7 High-Level Product Specification 91 STEP 8 Quantify the Value Proposition 103 STEP 9 Identify Your Next 10 Customers 113 STEP 10 Define Your Core 121 STEP 11 Chart Your Competitive Position 131 STEP 12 Determine the Customer's Decision-Making Unit (DMU) 139 STEP 13 Map the Process to Acquire a Paying Customer 149 STEP 14 Calculate the Total Addressable Market Size for Follow-on Markets 157 STEP 15 Design a Business Model 163 STEP 16 Set Your Pricing Framework 173 STEP 17 Calculate the Lifetime Value (LTV) of an Acquired Customer 181 STEP 18 Map the Sales Process to Acquire a Customer 195 STEP 19 Calculate the Cost of Customer Acquisition (COCA) 203 STEP 20 Identify Key Assumptions 219 STEP 21 Test Key Assumptions 225 STEP 22 Define the Minimum Viable Business Product (MVBP) 235 STEP 23 Show That "The Dogs Will Eat the Dog Food" 245 STEP 24 Develop a Product Plan 253 POSTLUDE: A BUSINESS IS MORE THAN 24 STEPS 261 GLOSSARY 263 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 265 INDEX 267

General Fields

  • : 9781118692288
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : August 2013
  • : 250mm X 150mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Aulet
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 338.04
  • : 288