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.
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.
The Mission Model Canvas – An Adapted Business Model Canvas for Mission-Driven Organizations
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
In other words, how can we adapt the Business Model Canvas when the metrics of success for an organization is not revenue? —-. Funding? Mandates?
Blank’s Rule – To predict the future 1/3 of you need to be crazy
DECEMBER 15, 2015
In a rapidly changing world those who copy the past have doomed their future. You can’t create a blueprint for the future. ——-.
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.
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.
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 The aircraft carrier is obsolete.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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.)
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!
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.
How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses.
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
Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015
I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting Lean Methodologies. I’ve summarized my learnings in this blog post , and here , here and here and here and put it together in the presentation here. One of the interesting innovation challenges I’ve encountered centers on a company’s culture.
Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development
JULY 30, 2014
One of the conundrums is why does innovation take so long to happen in corporations? Here’s why. —– Urgency Drives Innovation Speed.
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?
No Business Plan Survives First Contact With Customers. 2 Minutes to See Why
OCTOBER 14, 2014
If you can’t see the video click here Filed under: Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development.
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
Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
AUGUST 5, 2014
I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? ——-.
The Path of Our Lives
JULY 8, 2014
“ Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not ?”. An Enemy Attack May Make Your Stay Here Unpleasant.