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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

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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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[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 World’s Best Telecommunications Companies For Investors

YoungUpstarts

Although it has been difficult for various multinational telecom companies to do acquisition in Iraq, this industry has been enormously growing. One area that is still virgin and has not been invested fully is in the telecommunications industry.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2019

Steve Blank

Army as a special operations light infantry squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan. We just finished our 4th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. At the end of each class we have each team give a Lessons Learned presentation.

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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Creating Policy Changes to Benefit Small Businesses

Duct Tape Marketing

Iraq Business Dialog, the U.S. Iraq Business Dialog, the U.S. Creating Policy Changes to Benefit Small Businesses written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Karen Kerrigan. Podcast Transcript.

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.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2020 Lesson Learned Presentations

Steve Blank

Army as a special operations light infantry squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan. We just finished our 5th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. What a year. At the end of the quarter each of the eight teams give a final “Lessons Learned” presentation.

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.

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.

[Review] Loveworks

YoungUpstarts

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Giving Tuesday: Five Ways to Engage Your Board

Board Effect

The original two founders were soon joined by Cisco, Mashable, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Sony, Aldo, Groupon, UNICEF, Google, Skype, Microsoft and Unilever, which became additional founding members.

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.

Five Reasons Why We Need a More Progressive Economy for Growth

This is going to be BIG.

The war in Iraq has cost this country trillions of dollars that could have otherwise been spent on infrastructure—the way China has. Every election cycle, you hear the same thing—Republicans are good for the economy and electing a liberal will tank it. This is especially the case this time around as we’re in the middle of the longest running expansion this country has ever seen—and no one wants the other shoe to drop. There’s a lot of fear that making the wrong choice will mess things up.

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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.

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.

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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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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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?

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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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.

The Coming Chip Wars

Steve Blank

From the perspective of some China policymakers, America is exhausted from endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and will not fight again. A version of this article appeared in War on the Rocks.

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25 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

After much consideration, I landed on Two Rivers – I was born in Baghdad, Iraq, the city of the two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

[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.