Quitting isn't a full stop, it's a detour & more
The Growth Letter #93
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Today at a glance:
Article: Tactical Advice for Founders Facing Tough Company Building Decisions
Post: 7 fundamental lessons
Media: Saastock 2022 with Team
Tool: Entrepreneurs’ toolbox
Framework: Value Matrix
Quitting is like a dagger in the heart within the startup space. It’s unheard of and looked down upon. So then, what happens when Annie Duke set out to write her latest book, titled “Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away”?
An entrepreneur herself, she states “Success comes from sticking to the stuff that’s working and quitting the rest. That’s why quitting is a skill you need to get good at.”
A great article that unpacks psychology, decision making & mental models to help you understand what quitting means and how you can leverage it.
Alex Lieberman shared 7 lessons from Ryan Holiday’s book. This list provides the fundamentals that you need to remember. If done well, you are well above the average who thinks and takes no action.
I am at SaaStock 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. When in Dublin, do like the Dubliners!
It’s a great time to connect with 2 colleagues GQ Fu & Tshili Khupe from Recover Payments & LTVPlus!
With over 5000+ Founders & key decision makers in the Saas world, I am keen to connect and learn from great innovators!
LEANSTACK is a leading provider of Lean Startup and Lean Business Modeling tools, content, and coaching resources that are used by thousands of makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. They help early-stage entrepreneurs find repeatable and scalable business models.
A value matrix is a breakdown of each buying center persona, their business problems, and how your product is valuable in solving those problems. This is done once you have mapped out your buyer persona.
The value matrix will also include a relevant marketing message tying the problem and solution together.
Create a chart with each persona in one column. Below each persona, list the pain points they face daily. If your product can solve or ease any of these problems, include them in the row below.
Make sure your product is bulletproof and should solve the problem and not just be a bandaid.
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