SMALL TEAM, BIG SUCCESS Tiến Dũng (dungtn@gmail.com) 05/ 05/ 2007
Outline <ul><li>No one can live alone! </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Small team, big ...
What make people happy? <ul><li>A Happy family  (wonderful wife & children) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship  (best friends,...
Who can help? <ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><li>“ and your Team” </li></ul>
because  no one can live alone! <ul><li>We live in a family </li></ul><ul><li>work with others </li></ul><ul><li>co-exist ...
Work as a “team” to develop <ul><li>1 st   Human  / teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd  Career / skill </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd...
Archive 1 st  + 2 nd  + 3 rd  through <ul><li>Build an  Agile  team </li></ul><ul><li>Learn / practice  web 2.0  app devel...
Small team, big success <ul><li>Don’t fool me, I want to work for  Microsoft </li></ul>
Small team, big success <ul><li>But .., Microsoft is  dead  ! </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www....
What kill Microsoft? <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop is over   (apps will live on the web. Everything) </li></ul>...
Small team, big success <ul><li>Web 2.0 Startups </li></ul>
<ul><li>Are you ready ? </li></ul>Small team, big success
Start with  3 <ul><li>a developer - a designer - a sweeper  (who can roam between both worlds)  getting real </li></ul><ul...
3   things to create a successful startup <ul><li>Start with people you want (good people) </li></ul><ul><li>Make somethin...
Less is more <ul><li>aim low </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less software </li></ul></ul><...
What to do? <ul><li>Build a w eb  app   that help Vietnamese people  “ understand &quot;  then  &quot; translate &quot;  E...
What make it great? <ul><li>Analyze   English document to show more correctly   Vietnamese meanings   of each English word...
What to do  now ? <ul><li>Getting Real </li></ul><ul><li>Know what is Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Agile Development...
If you love books .. <ul><li>Think and Grow Rich  (1987 Napoleon Hill) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Real  (2006 37signals) </...
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  1. 1. SMALL TEAM, BIG SUCCESS Tiến Dũng (dungtn@gmail.com) 05/ 05/ 2007
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>No one can live alone! </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Small team, big success </li></ul><ul><li>What to do? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What make people happy? <ul><li>A Happy family (wonderful wife & children) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship (best friends, live in harmony) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial free (do not have work for living) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who can help? <ul><li>You </li></ul><ul><li>“ and your Team” </li></ul>
  5. 5. because no one can live alone! <ul><li>We live in a family </li></ul><ul><li>work with others </li></ul><ul><li>co-exist as a society </li></ul>
  6. 6. Work as a “team” to develop <ul><li>1 st Human / teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Career / skill </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Business / money </li></ul>
  7. 7. Archive 1 st + 2 nd + 3 rd through <ul><li>Build an Agile team </li></ul><ul><li>Learn / practice web 2.0 app development </li></ul><ul><li>Build our own web app </li></ul>
  8. 8. Small team, big success <ul><li>Don’t fool me, I want to work for Microsoft </li></ul>
  9. 9. Small team, big success <ul><li>But .., Microsoft is dead ! </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulgraham.com/microsoft.html </li></ul>
  10. 10. What kill Microsoft? <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop is over (apps will live on the web. Everything) </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband Internet (bigger the pipe to the server, the less you need the desktop) </li></ul><ul><li>Apple (geeks use OSX or Linux , not Windows) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Microsoft's biggest weakness is that they still don't realize how much they suck. They still think they can write software in house. Maybe they can, by the standards of the desktop world. But that world ended a few years ago”. Paul Graham </li></ul>
  11. 11. Small team, big success <ul><li>Web 2.0 Startups </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Are you ready ? </li></ul>Small team, big success
  13. 13. Start with 3 <ul><li>a developer - a designer - a sweeper (who can roam between both worlds) getting real </li></ul><ul><li>3 is a magic number </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e ( 2.718.. ) ~= 3 ~= pi ( 3.141.. ) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vững như kiềng 3 chân </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Balance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. 3 things to create a successful startup <ul><li>Start with people you want (good people) </li></ul><ul><li>Make something customers actually want </li></ul><ul><li>Spend as little money as possible </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulgraham.com/start.html </li></ul><ul><li>If interested, see also </li></ul><ul><li>http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2006/03/entrepreneurial_proverbs.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulgraham.com/startuplessons.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.paulgraham.com/startupmistakes.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. Less is more <ul><li>aim low </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Build simplest thing possible” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I would have written a shorter letter if I have more time” B. Pascal </li></ul>80 / 20
  16. 16. What to do? <ul><li>Build a w eb app that help Vietnamese people “ understand &quot; then &quot; translate &quot; English docs faster & easier! </li></ul>
  17. 17. What make it great? <ul><li>Analyze English document to show more correctly Vietnamese meanings of each English words. </li></ul><ul><li>( if possible ) let computer do machine translation first, then help people refine the translation </li></ul><ul><li>Saving & versioning translating documents , people can save a draft, and comeback to finish it later </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple users can collaborate to translate a document </li></ul><ul><li>Users translated documents that help to improve machine translation quality </li></ul><ul><li>The more users contribute their documents, the better the service is </li></ul>
  18. 18. What to do now ? <ul><li>Getting Real </li></ul><ul><li>Know what is Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Agile Development </li></ul><ul><li>Start building now ! </li></ul>
  19. 19. If you love books .. <ul><li>Think and Grow Rich (1987 Napoleon Hill) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Real (2006 37signals) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Make Me Think (2006 2 nd NewRiders) </li></ul><ul><li>The Pragmatic Programmer (1999 AW) </li></ul>
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