‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town,
Startup founders were sighing and feeling beat down.
Entrepreneurship’s hard, it’s no 9 to 5;
It takes massive energy just to survive.
Eric Ries wrote their bible, schooled them on lean.
They quickly became validation machines!
They hustled and bustled to build, measure, learn.
They collected data that caused them concern.
“Do we pivot or not? What should be chucked?
What secret sauce makes an idea disrupt?
Oh how can we scale?” they were heard to exclaim.
“We need a growth hacker and a killer domain.
Our vision is clear: we are the next Unicorn,
Or The Uber of X, but we’re feeling forlorn.”
Although waxing dismayed as the year end approached,
They leveraged their networks to be refreshed and coached.
With passions ignited and their spirits uplifted,
The sound we now heard was of attitudes shifted.
“With our roadmap in hand to show us the way,
We’re setting our caps for a fat Series A!”
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!