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Henry Latham

Henry Latham

Berlin, Germany

I'm a product coach helping teams build products that actually matter: solving a specific customer problem & making it good enough that customers are willing to pay for.

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About the author

I've spent 7 years working across different design & product leadership roles studying the factors involved in startup success & failure.

I now apply that knowledge in my own company, Scribe, a journaling application my team have bootstrapped to profitability within 12 months, as well as with clients, helping them define a product vision, strategy & process of execution to help them achieve success & longevity.

I believe that work that matters comes from a calm, rational, honest & adaptive team, and that practices such as meditation or radical honesty within our team are more important than years of experience on your CV.
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If Why Your Startup is Failing hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 31 August 2019 3 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 52 traditional publishers when the campaign ends. If Why Your Startup is Failing hits 250 pre-orders by Saturday 31 August 2019 3 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 36 hybrid publishers when the campaign ends. If Why Your Startup is Failing hits 500 pre-orders by Saturday 31 August 2019 3 A.M. UTC, then it will be pitched to 120 publishers when the campaign ends.
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Why Your Startup is Failing

Learn how to be one of the 10% of startups that succeed

Build products that actually matter - and make a profit - by following a process I've used to bootstrap my own startup, Scribe, to profitability

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Synopsis

You want your startup to succeed. Yet considering nearly 90% of startups fail, how can you ensure that you are part of the 10% that actually succeed?

In 2013, I started my first business. The first year, we nearly failed because of my ego & an unwillingness to adapt & listen to our customers. The second year, we did fail, despite an efficient process, investment & experienced mentors. I was left lost & lacking purpose. I asked myself why, despite all these supposed advantages, we did we still fail?

And then it struck me: That startups focused so much on process, applying buzzwords like “Agile”, but not enough on themselves. They focused on becoming more efficient, but not on delivering actually value to their customers and to their business.

After researching the factors involved with startup success & failure, my beliefs were confirmed; that approaching product decisions with calm, focus & objectivity was the foundation for making great decisions that delivered customer value &, ultimately, product & business success.

Driven by my desire to finally build a successful business, I’ve spent the last 6 years researching startup success & testing out this philosophy, now applying it within my own business Scribe, which we have bootstrapped to profitability within one year.

Unfortunately, I know that there are far too many founders & product leaders like me back in 2013, lost & unsure of where to turn to. That’s why I’ve written this book: I want to offer you a guiding path for you to engineer product - and ultimately business - success.

Why support this book?

  • Understanding the factors driving startup success or fail is essential to your startup's future
  • Most product/startup books fail to look at broader factors involved in startup success: objectivity, openness & robustness
  • Philosophy meets the hard reality of startup life, blending the wisdom of Ancient Greece & Zen Buddhism with modern product work
  • The future of work is different. It's vital to understand ideas like remote work & creativity hacks to optimise your day
  • Learn how to actually apply Agile and Lean Startup methodologies in practice, not just in theory

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  • The Messy Middle (Dan Belsky): A specific guide to managing the obstacles involved with managing large business & product teams
  • Escaping The Build Trap (Melissa Perri): How to apply Agile methodologies to focus on impact, not efficiency

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For startup founders & product leaders looking to have more impact with their work and, ultimately, increase their chances of success as a product team & as a business

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  • Update #1 - Preorders now open! Aug. 1, 2019

    Hi guys,

    Thank you for your patience.  I am very happy to say that the book is finally available for preorder!

    Thanks for the support ...


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