I'm Salim Virani. My background is in peer learning and supporting creators. I'm a techie and like to make things that enable people.

Starting with Lean Startup - Using your entrepreneurial vision to direct your learning
Jan 24, 2010

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.

So, uh, what's happening?

I’ve recently become a Kernel Fellow and am exploring new models for collaboration.

I’ve done a few advisory gigs too - for Polygon, Limechain and Bankless on education and support programs.

About me

Fun crypto projects

  • Cuppa - decentralised collaboration protocol (WIP)
  • Nonfungo - completely on-chain NFT sale notification bot for Discord. (Look ma! No Opensea API!)
  • Powerplays - real-time token launches

Collected practices

  • DAOistry - practices and mindsets from successful blockchain communities
  • Decision Hacks - early-stage startup decisions distilled

Peer Learning work

  • Peer Learning Is - a look at peer learning around the world, and a program design methodology
  • Mentor Impact - approaches used by top-performing startup mentors
  • Source Institute - skunkworks I founded with open peer learning formats and ops guides