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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

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What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand.

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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

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Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

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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.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

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They shared their experiences of how technology has enhanced – and threatens to undermine – diplomatic work. It’s tough. As America’s No.

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There are 145 Entrepreneurship Courses at Stanford

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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

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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

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In other words, how can we adapt the Business Model Canvas when the metrics of success for an organization is not revenue? —-. Funding? Mandates?

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

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Early entrants get sold to corporate acquirers at inflated prices for their teams, their technology, and their tools. SalesStash. Delphi. Homeslice.

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The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

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Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. It was a good three days. Train the Trainers.

Blank’s Rule – To predict the future 1/3 of you need to be crazy

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In a rapidly changing world those who copy the past have doomed their future. You can’t create a blueprint for the future. ——-.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

They shared their experiences of how technology has enhanced – and threatens to undermine – diplomatic work. It’s tough. As America’s No.

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How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture

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Jennifer Edgin  is the Chief Technology Officer of the  Intelligence Division  at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps. Always Be Shipping.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

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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

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This is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis. are examples. Sense and Respond.

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 1 of 2)

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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.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

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I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. Here’s how. —– Lean Innovation Management. —-. Horizon 1 are mature businesses.

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NYU Commencement Speech 2016

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NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. In 33% of the commencement speeches this year, 2.8 Or the perennial favorite, “ you can make a difference.”.

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Organizational Debt is like Technical debt – but worse

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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.

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Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

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I’m still surprised when I find unexpected connections with innovation in different industries. So I bought the book. ——-. Like a startup.)

Why Build, Measure, Learn – isn’t just throwing things against the wall to see if they work

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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.

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The 7 Deadly Healthcare Startup Sins

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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.

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How One Startup Figured Out What Could Really Help Deaf People

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Thibault Duchemin and his team applied for our Lean LaunchPad class at UC Berkeley in 2014. Here’s his story. ——-. Glove nerds we became.

How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

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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

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I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies that are adopting and adapting  Lean Methodologies. Why is that?”.

Getting to “Yes” for Corporate Innovation

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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.

The 11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation in Your Company

Steve Blank

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.

What Do I Do Now? The Startup Lifecycle

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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

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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.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

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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.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Lessons Learned Presentations

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Note: If you’re viewing this post on the website WordPress autoplays all the videos simultaneously. Turn off your audio. What Surprised Us?

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Hacking for Diplomacy – Solving Foreign Policy Challenges with the Lean LaunchPad

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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.

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There are 145 Entrepreneurship Courses at Stanford

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Stanford is an incubator with dorms. Download the full text file with links to the courses here. link].

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

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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

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if you can’t see the presentation click  here. More on that in the next post.

It’s About Women Running Startups

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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 Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

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I first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics.

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

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The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly  – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The aircraft carrier is obsolete. Well-defended targets.

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There Are 4 Types of Startups

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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.

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The State Department Meets the Lean Startup – Hacking For Diplomacy

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The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we’re deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course. Army Col. Blank encouraged the class.