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Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department – Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

Steve Blank

Each team of three to five students is being asked not only to become an expert on these complex topics in 10 short weeks, but also to learn and apply Lean LaunchPad methodology to put forth a solution. government bureaucrats. The teams live and die by the Lean Startup credo: “There are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside.” By week 7 (next week), the teams have either embraced the Lean process or we’re not going to get through to them. Time flies.

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Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department – Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

Steve Blank

Each team of three to five students is being asked not only to become an expert on these complex topics in 10 short weeks, but also to learn and apply Lean LaunchPad methodology to put forth a solution. government bureaucrats. The teams live and die by the Lean Startup credo: “There are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside.” By week 7 (next week), the teams have either embraced the Lean process or we’re not going to get through to them. Time flies.

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

In the 21st century you need a scorecard to keep track of the threats: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, ISIS in Yemen/Libya/Philippines, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, hackers for hire, etc. Pete Newell and I have spent a lot of time bringing continuous innovation to government organizations. Together Pete, Joe Felter and I created Hacking for Defense , a nationwide program to teach university students how use Lean methodologies to solve defense and national security problems.

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