Dan Kaplan

  • Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Lean Startups Crunch Network

    Peter Thiel Is Wrong About Lean Startups

    Before I dive into the many ways that Peter Thiel gets the lean methodology as wrong as a glowing review of 50 Shades of Grey, let me say this: He is one incredibly savvy dude. Most of the time, Thiel undoubtedly deserves his confidence in his business intuition. Sometimes, however, he does not. His total, utter misunderstanding of Lean Startup methodology springs to mind. Read More

  • Salesforce, Asana And The War For The Future Of Enterprise Software

    Salesforce, Asana And The War For The Future Of Enterprise Software

    You’ve got to hand it to Salesforce: The big battleship of Cloud CRM is remarkably adept at turning its boat around to make war against the startups aiming torpedoes at its hull. First, it was Yammer. Flash back to the 2008 TechCrunch50: Yammer enters the market with a bold play: Build an enterprise collaboration app around the status update and newsfeed mechanic, give most of it away… Read More