I'm Salim Virani. I used to design peer learning programs, and these days I'm having fun building stuff.
When applying Lean Startup principles, it’s easy to fall into a visionary mode in a way that can interfere with the learning process. I’ve found that thinking of my vision in terms of assumptions helps me to stay focused on learning the right things at the right time. Here’s how I do it.
I’m working on a communication tool for loose community groups and unconference-style interactions. It focuses on individual autonomy rather than top-down coordination.
I recently became a Kernel fellow, where I was exploring models for self-directing communities of care, the history of economic cultural norms, and the connection between mimicry, memes and our sense of belonging.
In the past, I designed peer learning programs for Oxford, UCL, Techstars, Microsoft Ventures and The Royal Academy Of Engineering. I also played a role in creating the Lean Startup methodology, and the European startup ecosystem. You can read about this here.
Choose happiness (2021)
Emotional Vocabulary (2020)
Project portfolios (2020)
The history Of Lean Startup (2016)
Entrepreneurship is craft (2014)