Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Pretotype It" Translated Into Italian

Thank you to Leonardo Zangrando of The Learning Startup, we have a very high-quality translation of "Pretotype It" into my native language.

I met Leonardo in Silicon Valley less than a month ago. He was impressed with, and a fan of, pretotyping ... and I quickly became a fan of Leonardo. My first instincts were confirmed when Leonardo first suggested, then completed, a great translation of my book in Italian in record time.

After many years in the US, my Italian may be a bit rusty, but I loved the way Leonardo translated my writing and idioms into their Italian counterpart. A very good and very creative effort – in record time.

This adds to the Spanish translation by Julian Dominguez Laperal (here) and there's rumor of a French translation already in progress. There are also more exotic translations in the work, so stay tuned.

Here's a link to the free PDF of Pretotipare – Assicurati di costruire la cosa giusta prima di costruirla bene.

Thank you Leonardo!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New book on pretotyping!

Pretotyping@Work – Invent like a startup, invest like a grownup, by Jeremy Clark.

The book is based on the material from the pretotyping workshops that Jeremy and I have been conducting in the past few months (at Google, Stanford and for several companies.) In addition to introducing several new concepts (e.g., the Return on Pretotyping Investment (RPI) metric), the book does a great job of extending, augmenting and clarifying many of the ideas presented in Pretotype It. Download a free PDF or splurge and buy the Kindle version for $0.99.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Liberte', Egalite', Pretotype'

Pretotyping continues to go international.

A while back we shared a Spanish translation of the "Pretotype It" book, courtesy of Julian Dominguez Lapera.

Today, I am happy to share that Elalami Lafkih, has started a French version of the Pretotyping website: www.pretotyping.fr.  Thank you Elalami!

I am also in discussions to translate "Pretotype It" into Japanese.

If you are a fan of pretotyping and would like to help "export it" to your country or language, drop me a line and we'll do what I can to help you.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Pretotyping Goes to Stanford

I can't wait for our full-day, hands-on, pretotyping workshop at Stanford tomorrow.

The official title/subtitle is: Pretotyping @ Work – Innovate like a startup, go to market like a grownup.

We have a full house of participants from many great companies, and a ton of new material and exercises.

Hopefully this workshop is the first of many!

Here's a link to the brochure.

I'll add photos and feedback later this week – after the event.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pretotipar Esto: Pretotyping goes international

Over the past few months, I've seen an increase in articles and blogs about pretotyping written in languages other than English – especially in Spanish, German and Italian. On top of that, about half the emails I get are from countries other than the US.

This is very gratifying and a strong signal that pretotyping itself is "the right it" or "el esto correcto" – as you'd say in Spanish.

But the biggest and most pleasant surprise happened a couple of weeks ago when a gentleman named Julián Domínguez Laperal, sent me a very nice email with an attachment that contained a full and high-quality English-to-Spanish translation of my booklet Pretotype It.

Pretotype It is not a long book, it's still 70+ pages, and translating it must have been quite a commitment on Julian's part.

You can download a PDF of Julian's translation  from here.

Thank you Julian!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pretotyping Goes to Stanford

Last month, I was invited to give my seminar on pretotyping at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The organizers of the event were kind enough to film my presentation, and I've edited it to combine the video with the slides.

The live presentation complements the Pretotype It book and expands on some of the ideas.  So, it's probably worth your time even you've already read the book.

Here's the YouTube link, http://youtu.be/t4AqxNekecY, and below is the convenient embedded video.

Enjoy and share it!