Lean in Memes – 10 Lean Startup Ideas Explained in Memes

782 Flares Filament.io Made with Flare More Info'> 782 Flares ×

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!

Enjoy:

 

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 LandPivot, 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? 

Hope you enjoyed this as much as we (the Buffer guys), did creating it. :)

Ideas for more? Post them in the comments below:

About the Author

Leo Widrich

Co-founder and CMO at Buffer. I enjoy writing about lifehacks, social media tips and updates to Buffer. For some more personal posts, check out leostartsup.

  • http://www.sparringmind.com Gregory Ciotti

    I’ll just leave this here for ya Leo :)

    —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alZqXA4R2dI

    • http://www.wpoets.com/ Amit Singh

      good one, all the right keywords  are covered :)

  • Bill

    Leo,

    This post totally cracked me up. Bravo!

    You’re the reason Buffer is going places – I hope you’ve secured your equity.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Bill, that is awesome, so glad you like it. Thanks, this one was a joint effort of Joel and me. Always feels good to make people laugh, haha! :)  

  • https://www.facebook.com/DakinAssociates Shaun Dakin

    ha !

  • http://twitter.com/keithrozario Keith Rozario

    Just a quick comment, the link for 
    Idea to paying customers in 7 weeks: how we did it. isn’t working. It’s got some additional characters in it, not sure why. 

    • http://joel.is Joel Gascoigne

      Thanks Keith! Just fixed it.

  • http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog Mandy Kilinskis

    Haha – what a perfect post for starting off Monday morning.

    All you need is a Rebecca Black meme and a “what I do” meme and you guys are all set. :)

    • http://www.pmhut.com/ PM Hut

      Or a Friday! It would be very nice or project managers (especially the ones working with lean) to see this on a Friday afternoon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bufordtaylor Buford Taylor

    Haha, nice post.  I’m a big fan of memes and startups.  So much, in fact, that I’m building an iOS game about memes.  It’s called Meme Defense - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bufr/meme-defense-an-iphone-tower-defense-game

  • http://twitter.com/mikerice Michael Rice

    the slowpoke one killed me. 

  • http://thirdteam.org/ Fleire Castro – Third Team

    Lean Memes! WTG!

  • Robzidar

    Very well done

  • http://www.markgraban.com/ Mark Graban

    I don’t always post comments on blogs, but when I do…. 

    Nice work, especially the Dos Equis guy. 

  • Karen Letts

    Just the laugh I needed!

  • http://www.endlessrise.com/white-label-seo.html White Label SEO

    Now that’s a pretty cool way of sharing ideas about start up businesses. With a lot of people looking at these kinds of memes, I bet some will be able to get these. I had a pretty good laugh, by the way!

    = Gerald Martin =