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Working Hard is not the same as working smart

Steve Blank

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.

Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

Steve Blank

In the 21 st century it’s harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. What’s holding large companies back? Lessons Learned.

The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank

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.

What Founders Need to Know: You Were Funded for a Liquidity Event – Start Looking

Steve Blank

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

Steve Blank

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

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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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.

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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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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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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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.)

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Goes Lean

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We tend to associate the government with words like bureaucracy rather than lean innovation. The NGA, an organization within the U.S. Lessons Learned.

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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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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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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 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?

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.

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

Steve Blank

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

Steve Blank

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.

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.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

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.

Learning Through Reflection

Steve Blank

“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.

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.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Steve Blank

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

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

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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?

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.

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 Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design

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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

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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.)

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Hacking for Defense & Hacking for Diplomacy – Educator/Sponsor Class

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There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo. On September 7 th – 9 th we are holding our first Hacking for Defense & Diplomacy – class for Educators and Sponsors , training educators how to teach these classes in their universities and sponsors how to select problem sets and manage their teams. Sign up here.

When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

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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

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Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank

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!

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The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. 2 Minutes to Find Out Why

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The Art of the Minimal Viable Product. Minutes to Find Out Why. Minute Lessons Customer Development

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Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

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We just held our third week of the Hacking for Defense class. This post is a continuation of the series. See all the H4D posts here. Improved UI/UX.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

Steve Blank

We just held our third week of the Hacking for Defense class. This post is a continuation of the series. See all the H4D posts here. Improved UI/UX.

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

Steve Blank

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

Steve Blank

“ 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.