Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum. I asked him to share an update on his work on teaching lean techniques to local governments.

Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies trying to adapt and adopt Lean Methodologies. In doing so I’ve learned a ton from lots of people.

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Lean Government

Startup Lessons Learned

TLDR: Two things: 1) Uncle Sam (and I) want you to be an entrepreneur inside the US Federal Government as a White House Innovation Fellow. They wanted to tell me about work they were doing to make the federal government more entrepreneurial. Aneesh is there again, recently retired from government. His stories and specific examples of "lean government" in action left the audience with a simple message: if they can do Lean Startup in government, what's my excuse?

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business

Feld Thoughts

This article originally appeared online at Inc.com in an article titled Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business. But I don’t think government should be funding these accelerators, nor do I think they need to. without government funding, being run as entrepreneurial ventures for profit by entrepreneurs. We’ve never taken a dollar of government funding, nor do we plan to.

How technology can disrupt a Government.

Start Up Blog

Any government is only all powerful as long as the system it operates under is stable, and the people allow it to continue to control its market. A Government is just like a business in many ways. Could a Government be disrupted, in a non military, non-coup kind of way?

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

When I read policy papers by government organizations trying to replicate the lessons from the valley, I’m struck how they seem to miss some basic lessons. Any government that starts public financing entrepreneurship better have a plan to get out of it by building a private VC industry.

Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Feld Thoughts

Near the end of the week last week, the lastest “the US government is spying on US citizens” scandal broke. Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret. The post Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Power To The People – Creating Trust In Data With Collaborative Governance

YoungUpstarts

They must adopt a model of collaborative governance. The good news is that IT professionals have a blueprint from the companies that pioneered the use of the World Wide Web for collaborative data governance. Airbnb is another excellent example of collaborative governance in action.

The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

Steve Blank

government has been running one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. “We’ve Over the last two months the U.S.

Governments Should Fund Startup Travel Programs

Instigator Blog

Occasionally I meet a government official and he asks me, “What should the government do to help startups?” Most governments already provide funds (although they should be continuously looking at how and where, and the efficacy of those funds, because I suspect a lot of money is wasted or given out inappropriately). Some governments understand the need to get out of the way. By that I mean that governments should not dabble in startups.

Governance Models That Don’t Scale: The World According to Charles T. Munger and Jean Jacques Rousseau

Pascal's View

Can you name five successful, long serving CEO’s (excluding Warren Buffett ) whose governance histories are free of the “high-beta” associated with outliers such as Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs ? It is in this context that I found “Corporate Governance According to Charles T.

Enterprise Software Churn: UNIT4 in UK local government

deal architect

The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was. Industry Commentary SAP Nation Book

Here is Why You Should Start your Career in Government

Inc Startups

US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil weighs in on working for The White House, and how to start a career in government

6 Tips For Landing Government Contracts

Inc Startups

The SBA brought together government contractors and entrepreneurs for nearly four hours of instruction in how small businesses can go to work for Uncle Sam. No matter how you might feel about that politically, it means great opportunity for government contractors. government.

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Government Business

Up and Running

Government culture differs greatly from corporate culture. Companies may pay top dollar for outstanding sales representatives, but unless the person understands the government marketplace and the culture, success will be slow in coming. How long have you been selling to government?

Why Can’t Startups and Government Learn to Get Along?

ReadWriteStart

Government and tech startups don’t have anything in common. By their very nature, government organizations are typically huge, slow-moving bureaucracies built to deliver continuity. For startups, working with government agencies will open new markets and growth potential.

Serious Business: Should The Government Give Subsidies To Small Businesses?

Inc Startups

editor Jim Ledbetter and Felix Salmon, a senior editor at Fusion, debate whether the government should dole out subsidies to small business owners to support job growth In this week's episode Inc.

Government and Universities Should Use the Word “Convener” More

Feld Thoughts

This was used to define a role for many of the constituents in the COIN summit which included entrepreneurs, government, university, and big company folks. Government and universities, in my view around startup communities, are feeders, not leaders. Startup Communities convener Entrepreneurship government startup communities universityI heard the word “connector” several times yesterday at the Colorado Innovation Network summit.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

Steve Blank

In my interview with Errol, we discussed the origins of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps), how and why it was created, and how it changed the way the government commercializes scientific research. government needs your help,’ and I remember saying, ‘The U.S.

Mark Cuban Thinks Government Still Needs Thoughtful Disruption

SiliconHills

Cuban spoke at a keynote discussion on Sunday […] The post Mark Cuban Thinks Government Still Needs Thoughtful Disruption appeared first on SiliconHills. By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News In his heart, Mark Cuban says, he’s a libertarian. Cuban supports the Trump administration’s efforts to get rid of excessive regulation. But there’s a difference between regulations designed to protect interests with money and regulations designed to protect people.

US Government Grant Tips for New Business

The Startup Magazine

If your business idea has goals that can be aligned to those set up by certain government departments, it might be an excellent idea to try and get financed through a government grant. The post US Government Grant Tips for New Business appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

Why Government-Supported Venture Capital Is Something You Should Think (Twice) About

Inc Startups

The government should be giving their resources to entrepreneurship. The question is: how? Startup

How Big Data Analytics May Help Governments Protect Us

Inc Startups

Did You Realize Big Data Is Connected To Your Privacy? Technology

Government and startups: It’s not them vs us

The Equity Kicker

There’s a widespread notion in the tech world that governments get in the way of innovation. Society needs a range of services to function and some are best provided by government, some by the private sector and many by a blend of the two.

President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More

SiliconHills

SXSW Badgeholders […] The post President Obama Wants the Tech Industry and Government to Collaborate Even More appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Elon Musk Says the Government Will Have to Pay Citizens a Salary. This Company Is Testing That Theory

Inc Startups

An experiment taking place in Kenya could drive a big conversation in the U.S. about how to deal with a future that includes fewer jobs for people

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What Happened In 2015

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

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How Innovation Governance Can Save Your Company (Five Ways To Make It Happen)

YoungUpstarts

Put this buttoned-up concept together with its dreamy-eyed sibling and you have “innovation governance” — something that is sorely needed in many organizations. Innovation governance sounds like an oxymoron, but in fact it’s an extremely powerful concept.

The Merrymaker Sisters: How Two Aussie Girls Quit Government Jobs, Launched A Healthy Food Business On Instagram And Today Lead The Merrymaker Business Empire

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The post The Merrymaker Sisters: How Two Aussie Girls Quit Government Jobs, Launched A Healthy Food Business On Instagram And Today Lead The Merrymaker Business Empire appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

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8 Tough Questions The US Government Is Not Answering About Russian Hacking

Inc Startups

While an investigation might be warranted, there are also several critical questions that we, the American people, should be asking our own government

How we confused the role of Government and Business

Start Up Blog

“We have come to rely upon capitalism for justice and the government for economic stimulation, precisely the opposite of what reason would suggest. It is the job of government to channel that energy and growth into socially useful avenues, without stifling what it seeks to channel. That’s the basic problem of our form of government: how to achieve a balance between economic vitality and justice. This is what is wrong with our current form of Government.

Parents Ordered By Government To Destroy Doll That Can Spy On Children & Adults

Inc Startups

A German federal regulator has ordered parents to destroy a tech-enabled doll because of security risks that can transform the toy into an illegal, hidden surveillance device

The Ethics in Government Act (1978) - Great Resource For Debate

Chaganomics

The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is a United States federal law that came about during he Nixon scandals. It created mandatory, public disclosure of financial and employment history of public officials and their immediate family" - Wikipedia PDF of document from the US House: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 Morrison v. The law was originally passed in '78 during the Nixon scandals.

How To Fix Obamacare

Feld Thoughts

Now that our federal government is back at work and the short term debt ceiling thing is resolved, it should be no surprise that the news cycle is now obsessed with Obamacare and its flawed implementation. Our team is bringing in some of the best and brightest from both inside and outside government to scrub in with the team and help improve HealthCare.gov. And let them hire a team – using all the budget for individual hires, not government contractors or consulting firms.

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White House Official Says Elon Musk Did Not Get 'Verbal Government Approval' for Hyperloop Between D.C. and New York

Inc Startups

It was all a big misunderstanding. Technology

Finland's Government Uses This Simple Design Method. Why You Should, Too

Inc Startups

Testing your ideas with real people can accelerate your path to innovation and success. Innovate

Governments or Social Networks?

Venture Chronicles

I read this today and found myself wondering… in recent years who has done more to advance the cause of freedom and liberty for people across the globe, governments or the private sector? The cynic in me believes that governments of all stripes desire to restrict and regulate the Internet precisely because they see the implications of an Internet that is socially empowering combined with a media landscape that is greatly emasculated and they feel threatened.

What We Learned About Government From Obama’s SXSW Keynote

Inc Startups

President Obama delivered the keynote at the 2016 SXSW festival during a contentious time in the history of government's relationship with tech. Here are the main takeaways related to the Apple & FBI debate

Has the Government Gotten Too Good at Collecting Taxes?

Inc Startups

Income tax withholding at the state level has had a big impact. Money