Much has been said about the recently announced Burger King merger with Tim Hortons for the presumed purpose being a pure tax inversion. A tax inversion is where a usually United States-based company merges with a foreign company and assumes the foreign company’s headquarters as its new home; this move typically results in a new combined company benefiting from foreign tax breaks. The press is salivating over the prospect of Miami-based Burger King merging with…

I have a theory, that every first version of a product should be treated as disposable. Your MVP should be something you go in expecting to trash and start all over once you’ve validated. An MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, as the term is defined is the cheapest/simplest version of your idea you were able to build and get to market in order to learn from. Why an MVP should be trashed. If you go…