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Lean in Memes – 10 Lean Startup Ideas Explained in Memes

Feb 20, 2012 2 min readOnline Marketing

Have you yet heard your startup should be Lean? I bet you did.

So with internet memes finally going completely viral and mainstream, thanks to 9gag, Reddit and co, we thought of doing a set of memes just for the Lean Startup.

Here are just a few of the most important concepts of lean startups, explained with the latest internet memes!


1.) “How minimal should your MVP be?” “Probably much more minimal than you think”

Related post: Idea to paying customers in 7 weeks: how we did it.

2.) You will never have complete information – act anyway

Related post: Acting with incomplete information in a startup

3.) Good guy Greg startup founder: “Validate your assumptions”

4.) Use 5 Why’s to get to the root cause of a problem

Related post: 5 Whys

5.) Don’t get stuck in “No one cares” land with your idea

Related post: Lean Failure and the Risk of No-Man’s Land, Pivot, don’t jump to a new vision;

6.) Hmm…

Related post: Get the hell outside the building

7.) Scumbag startup founder

8.) Time to rethink A/B Testing?

9.) Don’t bullshit yourself

10.) Maybe Eric Ries screwed us all over

Pro Tip: Personally email your first 1000 signups

Related post: It’s the CEO’s job to email the first 1000 signups

Did you catch them all?

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