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What happens after your product launch? More customer conversations!

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What happens after your product launch? More customer conversations!

Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

Like bears coming out of hibernation, two Founders are coming out of beta development phase and back into customer conversations. It’s exciting now to be coming out of the relative isolation of programming and back into the Springtime of launch, iterate, revise. Our conversations with college, university students and staff led us to develop Motee….

The Danger of Ignoring the Warning Signs of…Comfort!

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The Danger of Ignoring the Warning Signs of…Comfort!

Erika

Erika Williamson, founder of Protagonist Lab. Database developer and IT consultant. Future philanthropist.

There we were, one recent day at P-lab, my co-founder Paul and I, working furiously on app development for Motee. We were diligently moving back and forth between our customer interview notes, our wireframe, and our screen mockups. At every step, we tried to make sure that every last one of our customers’ needs was…

Magician Joshua Lozoff: Trust is a Paradox

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Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

Protagonist Lab took some time to interview Joshua Lozoff, an amazing magician.  We talked about mentalism, connecting with people, and trust. Who better to learn about trust from than someone who professionally tricks people for entertainment? He shares insights into creating trust and discovering gratitude. What does it take to become a happy person and…

KISS Your Customer

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KISS Your Customer

Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

KISS your customer. Do that by connecting earnestly with them. Oh, of course you are not stupid. I’ve been so intelligent, I was stupid. Let me explain. It happened maybe 6 years ago. I used the word mucilage. Mucilage.Look it up. Mucilage is “a polysaccharide substance extracted as a viscous or gelatinous solution form plant…

Karen Tax: Our Coach for a Day

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Erika

Erika Williamson, founder of Protagonist Lab. Database developer and IT consultant. Future philanthropist.

Karen Tax is a life, career, and workplace coach who has developed a comprehensive life transformation program called the I Am Way. With her unique coaching, Karen’s clients work through those “stuck” places in life to engage and feel empowered in work and at home. We sat down with Karen for a few minutes the other day…

Question your Minimum Viable Product

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Question your Minimum Viable Product

Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

At the lab we started approaching developers for creating our minimum viable product. Those conversations are a lot like a pitch. You offer an overview of your market, how you anticipate serving them and what your payment strategy is all about. We spoke with Oak City Labs in Apex, NC. and Big Pixel, Raleigh, NC…

Finding the Fun

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Finding the Fun

Erika

Erika Williamson, founder of Protagonist Lab. Database developer and IT consultant. Future philanthropist.

It’s month six of the Protagonist Lab startup venture, and that puts us toward the end of our second 3-month sprint. We started with a 3-month customer sprint, which was SO FUN. Talking to college students about how they form study groups and what motivates them in school was just about the coolest thing I would…

Make a Shitty First Draft a Priority for Your Startup Project

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Make a Shitty First Draft a Priority for Your Startup Project

Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

Make a shitty first draft a priority for your startup. Your shitty first draft needs you. What I mean is that your service, product or killer app needs a version of itself. And that means you need to be Dr. Frankenstein and birth that monster. Mark it. Draw a circle on the calendar. We started our…

Erika Reviews Paul

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Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

Collaboration. How to collaborate? Why do you collaborate? The peer review offered me a critical piece of information to help the collaboration wheels rolling. Listen to the needs of your partner. Adjust accordingly. Great key to success.

Create a Startup Company: Who Me?

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Create a Startup Company: Who Me?

Paul

Paul Mosca founder of Protagonist Lab. MA Social Science, Essex University. Business ideation and execution consultant. Avid reader. Loves playing the drums. Information Technology is only as interesting as the people it serves.

How do I know I can create a startup company? I woke up and checked my social media. A friend posted this meme. “Whatever you are meant to do. Do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” Social media posts slipped bright faces of children marching off to the first day of school.  It’s probably…

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