This year I'm making every month a start-up project. The first one is going to be a Pocket-like application. I've named it Second Brain. Since I have only one month to write and promote it I'll take a minimum viable product approach. Taking the most important features to solve the problem. Reduce the solution to its essence.
In this article I'll design the Second Brain MVP and a plan to make it happen. The first step is the analysis of the problem. Later I'll take the most important features for the solution to be viable. Finally I'll describe the Playbook for this startup.
The way the Internet is structured favours consumption over production. We're overwhelmed with information and we need to curate it and read it afterwards. Sometimes we find gold but we never read it.
These are the hypothesis for the solution:
Jut by checking the different solutions:
I see that people gives a high value to order. We're supposed to be tidy and responsible in our work life and home. Why shouldn't we be like that in our computers?
Solving this problem would give us a place to store our thoughts online. Have an anchor on the Internet. Like a second brain.
Here are the most important features:
I want to keep things real lean. Therefore I won't focus that much on design but instead on shipping it as soon as possible.
A good plan is simple:
So there you go. I've taken a lean MVP approach to build Second Brain.
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