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The No Excuses Culture

Steve Blank

Getting ready for our next semester’s class, I asked my Teaching Assistant why I hadn’t seen the posters for our new class around campus. That was it.

Don’t let process distract you from finding the strategy

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When you’re up to your neck in alligators, don’t forget the goal was to drain the swamp. I love teaching because I learn something new every class.

Why Some Startups Win

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If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you get there? I was having a second coffee with an ex student, now the head of a marketing inside a rapidly growing startup. His company had marched through customer discovery, learning about the customer problem, validated solutions and was now scaling sales and marketing. All good news.

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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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.

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. he said.

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. he said.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

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On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

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. Liquidity.

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.

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?

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. ——-.

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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The Innovation Insurgency Gets Educated: Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy, Development, …

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We’re holding our 2 nd Hacking for Defense, Diplomacy,… educators and sponsors class January 17-19 at Georgetown University. The Innovation Insurgency.

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.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

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This week we are doing what we said we’ll do – scale the class nationally: Hacking for Defense at Georgetown: Began Wednesday, January 11.

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.

Lean Innovation Management – Making Corporate Innovation Work

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I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. A 50x speedup kind of fast. Here’s how. —– Lean Innovation Management. —-. Oh no!

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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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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.

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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Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

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I’m still surprised when I find unexpected connections with innovation in different industries. Say what? So I bought the book. ——-.

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. Listen!

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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.

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.

NYU Commencement Speech 2016

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NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. The U.S.

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Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

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.

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. It sounded like he was living the dream. Search. Build.

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?”. Gore.

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 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?

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

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I used to watch the news about Syrian refugees and feel that I was just a bystander to a hopeless situation. Hacking for Diplomacy student. Times.

It’s About Women Running Startups

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And she had a model for a new media company for mobile and wearables. I had lots of answers, but none of them good enough for either of us.

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. If you haven’t, read part 1 first.). Unless the U.S.

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Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies

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I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies trying to adapt and adopt Lean Methodologies. More on that in the next post.

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.

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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