What’s the Hippopotamus?

Me: I think the big bites can burn your mouth more than small bites, because there are more molecules–those little balls bouncing around–that can bump into your mouth and warm it up than there would be in a smaller bite. At least, that’s my guess.

My young daughter: That’s your hippopotamus?

Me: Yes.  That’s my hippopotamus.

In my last post, I wrote that teams past the prototypical startup phase should still use the approach of validating hypotheses, highlighted in Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup.  I left off with the question: where should teams find hypotheses to test?  See the answer in my full post on the Amplify Engineering blog.