In another information article, Eric shows the technology side of creating a lean startup. We have long been proponents of lean startups, (see our article on staffing, Lean Staffing. Here are three other points about a lean startup. First, be capital efficient. This happens partially through the use of agile development methods, use of open source software, and iterative product development. Especially during lean times, it pays to think lean and keep your company small. The size of the success will be even greater.