The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Alexander and I often collaborate on new ideas for corporate innovation. Here’s his guest post on what bad habits to avoid inside of a company.
Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it
JUNE 23, 2016
In the 21 st century it’s harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. What’s holding large companies back? Lessons Learned.
Working Hard is not the same as working smart
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Measuring how hard your team is working by counting the number of hours they work or what time they get in and leave is how amateurs run companies.
There are 145 Entrepreneurship Courses at Stanford
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Stanford is an incubator with dorms. Download the full text file with links to the courses here.
What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking
MARCH 16, 2016
There are many reasons to found a startup. There are many reasons to work at a startup. But there’s only one reason your company got funded. Period.
Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 1 of 2)
JULY 28, 2016
The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. Taking off and landing is a great metaphor for the carrier.
Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place
JANUARY 26, 2016
Hacking for Defense is a new course at Stanford’s Engineering School in the Spring of 2016. Why? . Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, CIA, NSA. al-Qaeda.
Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is
DECEMBER 1, 2015
This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. are examples. Sense and Respond.
NYU Commencement Speech 2016
MAY 23, 2016
NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. In 33% of the commencement speeches this year, 2.8 Or the perennial favorite, “ you can make a difference.”.
Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work
JUNE 26, 2015
I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. Here’s how. —– Lean Innovation Management. —-. Horizon 1 are mature businesses.
Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation
OCTOBER 27, 2015
I’m still surprised when I find unexpected connections with innovation in different industries. So I bought the book. ——-. Like a startup.)
Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse
MAY 19, 2015
Startups focus on speed since they are burning cash every day as they search for product/market fit. This didn’t feel good. the company had.
Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work
MAY 6, 2015
Unfortunately the Build, Measure, Learn diagram is the cause of that confusion. At first glance it seems like a fire-ready-aim process. Here’s how.
Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad
AUGUST 4, 2016
Join a select cross-disciplinary class that takes real problems from the U.S. The U.S. Department of State is working on all of them. The U.S.
The 7 Deadly Healthcare Startup Sins
JULY 9, 2015
He’s now run several Lean LaunchPad classes and has seen a ton of healthcare startups. Here’s his advice for startups in this space. compliance review.
How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost
DECEMBER 8, 2015
This is the third in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. Does it become a new division?
How One Startup Figured Out What Could Really Help Deaf People
MAY 1, 2015
Thibault Duchemin and his team applied for our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley in 2014. Here’s his story. ——-. Glove nerds we became.
Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Lessons Learned Presentations
JUNE 3, 2016
Note: If you’re viewing this post on the website WordPress autoplays all the videos simultaneously. Turn off your audio. What Surprised Us?
Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)
JULY 29, 2016
The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The aircraft carrier is obsolete. Well-defended targets.
Why Corporate Entrepreneurs are Extraordinary – the Rebel Alliance
AUGUST 25, 2015
I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. Why is that?”.
Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 43: Dakin Sloss and Ajeet Singh
OCTOBER 3, 2016
In large companies innovators have to work twice as hard – they spend time fighting the system. In a startup, your ideas turn into reality really, really fast. startup founder needs to never lose sight of the vision, but be extremely adaptable to pretty much everything else. Lots of people have visions. Most Most are hallucinations.
Getting to “Yes” for Corporate Innovation
MARCH 17, 2015
I’ve been working with Roberto, the Chief Innovation Officer of a diversified company I’ll call Sprocket Industries. Our CEO is behind the program.
What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Last week I got a call from Patrick an ex-student I hadn’t heard from for 8 years. The problem is where’s the playbook? What should I be reading/doing?”
Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley
MARCH 31, 2015
Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In World War II the U.S.
How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works
DECEMBER 17, 2015
This is the fourth in a series about corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. How do you staff it? In what order? Lessons Learned.
Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies
AUGUST 21, 2015
if you can’t see the presentation click here. More on that in the next post.
The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean
AUGUST 29, 2016
We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. The NGA, an organization within the U.S. Lessons Learned.
Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D
NOVEMBER 21, 2015
I first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics.
It’s About Women Running Startups
JANUARY 21, 2015
And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. Their amazing Lessons Learned presentations can be seen here. New York Startups.
Learning Through Reflection
MARCH 11, 2016
“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.”. We just finished the 6 th annual Lean LaunchPad class. Allocate.
There Are 4 Types of Startups
JANUARY 6, 2015
There are 4 types of startups. Which one are you? If you can’t see the video click here. Filed under: 2 Minute Lessons , Market Types.
The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Buy it. His new book does three things: 1. Product/Market fit. Online Tools.
Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook
OCTOBER 31, 2014
Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? entrants.)
Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke
JULY 11, 2016
At 19 I thought that I would be able to work really hard on my startup, and then in a year we’d have break out success. What happened?
Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
In Oracle’s early days Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984. And he meant it, but with a laugh. What a gift!
When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
I remind my students that I’m teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator. Meat snacks were a $2.5
The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why
JANUARY 13, 2015
The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. Minutes to Find Out Why. Minute Lessons Customer Development
How To Find the Right Co-Founders?
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? But what about for us, a consumer hardware hardware company?
Why Founders Should Know How to Code
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
“ By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist.”. Book of Five Rings. Customer Discovery. This was a great call. Whoah.
Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages
AUGUST 19, 2016
I just finished reading J.D. Here’s how my story unfolded. Limited Horizons. Before my parents divorced they had owned a small grocery store. Fly Away.