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Steve Blank

This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation.

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The monkey on our back

deal architect

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently wrote in Foreign Policy magazine “As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, the United States stands at a pivot point. Over the last 10

Air Refueling

Venture Chronicles

this is a pretty cool video, air refueling an F-18 over Iraq

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Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

Our goal was to scale Hacking for Defense classes across the US – giving students the opportunity to perform national service by solving real defense/diplomacy problems using Lean Methods.

3 Tips For Hiring Managers On How To Recruit Veterans

YoungUpstarts

A veteran might tell you that they ‘drove a truck in Iraq’. He received a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq. by Justin Constantine , founder of The Constantine Group. It’s great that so many businesses are saying they want to hire veterans. But it’s not enough to just say it.

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Leto Solutions Creates Prosthetics Cooling System

SiliconHills

By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Iraq war veteran Gary Walters lost his lower leg in an improvised explosive device explosion outside Baghdad in 2006. He now wears a prosthesis. Walters likes to stay active, but simply mowing his lawn can cause so much sweat buildup in his prosthesis that it quickly becomes [.] The post Leto Solutions Creates Prosthetics Cooling System appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Want leaders – look for competence and warmth

The Equity Kicker

It’s unfortunate for him that the Iraq debacle chipped away heavily at both and his legacy isn’t what it might have been. Few people in the UK remember Tony Blair with fondness, but my view is that in his first two terms was a great leader.

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National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Steve Blank

Putting theory into practice, he went to Iraq in 2008 as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment, in support of a Joint Special Operations Task Force. We combined the Lean Startup methodology – used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science – with the rapid problem sourcing and solution methodology Pete developed on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq when he ran the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

[Review] Adapt: Why Success Always Start With Failure

YoungUpstarts

Using analogies from evolution such as variation, selection and adaptation, Adapt uses far flung examples ranging from the Iraq War, Global Warming, 2007′s Financial Meltdown, to 3rd World Development efforts to prove its point.

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The mindset of a good investor

The Equity Kicker

They drew on a contest run by American spies in the wake of the Iraq debacle: Begun in 2011, it posed hundreds of geopolitical questions (“Will Saudi Arabia agree to OPEC production cuts in November 2014?” There were two articles on my Twitter list today about the mindset of good investors.

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

Steve Blank

Why this is possible is that at its core the Hacking for X for pedagogy is built around the same Lean methodology that’s been proven on the battlefield of Iraq and Afghanistan, Silicon Valley and the 1000+ teams from the National Science Foundation.

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

Steve Blank

Why this is possible is that at its core the Hacking for X for pedagogy is built around the same Lean methodology that’s been proven on the battlefield of Iraq and Afghanistan, Silicon Valley and the 1000+ teams from the National Science Foundation.

How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

She had no idea that in the last 2 years I had raised $16 million for refugees and we had personally moved 4,000 refugees out of Iraq and Syria — mainly to Australia because the United States wouldn’t take them.”

And Then They Came for Me …

Both Sides of the Table

Do you think if we bomb the s**t out of oil fields in Iraq and then take their oil we will create more terrorists who hate us or fewer? Yesterday was Halloween in the United States where children dress up and try to scare people as they “trick-or-treat” for candy.

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

Steve Blank

Army’s Rapid Equipping Force on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan finding and deploying technology solutions against agile insurgents. But what’s unique is, that unlike a large company that doesn’t know how to move rapidly, on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan our combatant commands and national security community were more agile, creative and Lean than any startup. “…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland.

Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

During his military career he served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and the Horn of Africa. My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2018 – wonder and awe

Steve Blank

Army as a special operations light infantry squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan. We just finished our 3rd annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. Six teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations.

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. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educators Class with 75 attendees.

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. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educators Class with 75 attendees.

Why It’s OK to Show Your Anger

Both Sides of the Table

In attacking a Muslim Gold Star family whose son had been killed in Iraq and honored for his service, Trump insinuated that only the husband spoke because he wasn’t letting his life speak.

[Review] Loveworks

YoungUpstarts

The best examples of marketing are those that make emotional connections with its target audience.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

It combines the same Lean Startup Methodology used by the National Science Foundation to commercialize science, with the rapid problem sourcing and curation methodology developed on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq by Colonel Pete Newell and the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force.

[Review] Content Rules

YoungUpstarts

Or that the US Army allows servicemen and women to blog freely (subject to security conditions) from the front lines of war zones like Iraq or Afghanistan? Content is king! Content rules! Yeah, we know that already.

Surprising Surge In Attack Traffic From Indonesia This Year: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

in Oman to 122% in Iraq. Akamai just released its State Of The Internet report for the first quarter of this year, and Indonesia has gotten itself into the report for mostly the wrong reasons.

How “False Expertise” Can Damage Your Business—and How to Protect It

ConversionXL

invasion of Iraq in 2003 as a classic example.) When I last checked, there were 987,119 “thought leaders” on LinkedIn. Soon, there’ll be more than a million. How many of those do you trust?

Not Just a WordPress User, Now Also an Advisor to Automattic

Hunter Walker

I don’t recall when I first met Raanan Bar-Cohen , SVP of business things at Automattic, but I do know we were already friends before traveling to Baghdad together in 2009, sharing an amazing week in Iraq. I first met Matt Mullenweg , founder of Automattic/WordPress, over a bowl of chili in Wyoming last decade.

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

Steve Blank

For targets over uncontested airspace (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, etc.) For example, we can cruise offshore of potential adversaries (Iraq and Syria) who can’t get to our carriers.

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A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

ended up a Marine (with a tour in Iraq), was graduated from Ohio State University in under 2 years and then was graduated from Yale Law School. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Herding Cats – Using Lean to Work Together

Steve Blank

When Colonel Peter Newell headed up the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) he used lean methods on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate technology solutions to urgent problems.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5

Steve Blank

This week their customer discovery got them to the current lead in Iraq for the Joint iED Defeat Agency (JIDA) (slide 2). We just held our fifth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams passed the half way mark in the class.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 4

Steve Blank

This week we had one group of students volunteer to go to Iraq or Afghanistan to see the customer problem first-hand. We just held our fourth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams turned the corner on understanding beneficiaries and finding product/market fit.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 4

Steve Blank

This week we had one group of students volunteer to go to Iraq or Afghanistan to see the customer problem first-hand. We just held our fourth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams turned the corner on understanding beneficiaries and finding product/market fit.

Operation Marketing Freedom

Up and Running

The “freedom&# aspect of Operation Iraqi Freedom officially started after theUS invasion of Iraq and we found out there weren’t any Weapons of Mass Destruction.The mission turned from a matter of finding WMDs to rebuilding a broken society andinfrastructure.

Why Trump’s Victory Caused Alec Ross To Run for Governor of Maryland – Five Question Interview

Hunter Walker

In April 2009 I was invited to visit Iraq as part of the first delegation. My friend Alec Ross is running to be Governor of Maryland. I support him and hope you’ll join me, just go to his website to learn more. I’ve known Alec since early in Obama’s presidency. He was working for Secretary Clinton on an initiative on “21 st Century Statecraft.” This project focused on ensuring America was sending more than just “guns and butter” abroad (ie military intervention or economic aid).

Impossible that @ChrisBrogan and I are BOTH right, so don't listen to either of us

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Such as (like, the Iraq, and, such as): Chris: "I try to blog almost every day. Chris Brogan, prolific social media how-to author, blogger, and $22,000/day consultant , recently wrote a post describing his "Simple Blogging Formula" in under 1000 words.

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Independent Truckers Put Their Careers In High Gear

YoungUpstarts

The big companies are especially eager to recruit veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who have returned home to extremely tough competition for jobs. by Doug Matheson, thetruckersreport.com.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5

Steve Blank

This week their customer discovery got them to the current lead in Iraq for the Joint iED Defeat Agency (JIDA) (slide 2). We just held our fifth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the teams passed the half way mark in the class.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 31: Congressmen Dan Lipinski and Seth Moulton

Steve Blank

Marine Corps veteran who served four tours in Iraq, including two tours as a platoon commander and two tours as a Special Assistant to Gen. As a former Marine, he has first-hand experience with the need to speed defense innovation efforts: I remember when my GPS mapping system in my Humvee broke down when I was over in Iraq. Lean methodologies have changed the way science is commercialized in the U.S.

The EPA, Climate Change and our Economy

Austin Startup

Ironically, most in the front row looked like the Soldiers I served with in Iraq (Soldiers who were in the Middle East for many reasons including to secure access to cheap foreign oil).

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25 Famously Successful People Who Started Off Freelancing

YoungUpstarts

troops in Iraq in 2004. We all love to hear the stories of the single mom who writes a book in her spare time and sells 10 million copies, or the kid who is discovered walking down the street who becomes an A-list Hollywood star.

Unknown Unknowns

OnlyOnce

Say what you will about Rumsfeld or the Iraq war, but this is actually a great and extensible quote. Unknown Unknowns. There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.” ” –Donald Rumsfeld.

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

Steve Blank

Graduation day with classmate Joseph Helton (right), killed in action in Iraq in 2009. I can always tell when one of my students has been in the military.

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