The Lean Community needs to come together and it needs to innovate again.
Back in 2012, the Lean Community was magical. We helped so many entrepreneurs focus on the right things and see through Silicon Valley’s smoke and mirrors. I haven’t felt the same energy since then and I can’t tell you how many restless nights it’s caused me.
We hope we can make a difference with Javelin, but far more important than any technology or new method is the way we treat each other. We have to focus on helping each other first and bring the overwhelming positive karma back into our community. We have to promote those who actually make a difference and NOT those who just hold all the power.
There are selfless heroes in every startup community; the organizers and mentors who help for no reason other than that they know it’s the right thing to do. These people are the backbone of our progress as people, and my heart goes out to them.
Today I want to talk about one community hero: Luke Szyrmer. Luke is part of the team that organizes Lean Startup Machine in London and the Lean Circle Meetup. It’s a lot of work and it has a huge impact on people.
He’s also written a fantastic book called Launch Tomorrow. As an author, I’m very critical of new books written for entrepreneurs. Luke’s book has a ton of practical advice around Landing Pages and testing ideas I wish I wrote myself. In fact, I liked it so much, I asked him to offer a discount for our community. So, thanks to Luke’s desire to help others, you can get the digital version for just $3 if you buy it this weekend.
To the community heroes–keep doing what you’re doing. We need you and I can’t even tell you how much I have your back. If you’re doing good work like Luke, ping me. We need to amplify open discussion and new ideas that have substance. Let’s work together; there’s so much more we can do.