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. Filed under: Customer Development , Hacking For Defense , Lean LaunchPad.

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The Air Force Academy Gets Lean

Steve Blank

Todd Branchflower took my Lean LaunchPad class having been entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. Graduation day with classmate Joseph Helton (right), killed in action in Iraq in 2009.

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Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

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

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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.

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.

Hacking For Defense In Silicon Valley

Steve Blank

BMNT , a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups. The OODA Loop was the Lean Startup philosophy before lean. Iraq, Afghanistan and the Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF).

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. — — — — In this second segment, Takashi Tsutsumi and Masato Iino talk about how they brought the Lean Startup to Japan.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2018 – wonder and awe

Steve Blank

Our primary goal was to teach students Lean Innovation while they engaged in a national public service. Hacking for Defense has its origins in the Lean LaunchPad class I first taught at Stanford in 2011. Army as a special operations light infantry squad leader in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

Steve Blank

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

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

Steve Blank

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

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

Steve Blank

In addition to the proliferation of threats, most of the tools and technologies that were uniquely held by the DoD/IC or only within the reach of large nation states are now commercially available (Cyber, GPS, semiconductors, analytics, centrifuges, drones, genetic engineering, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet, crypto and smartphones, etc.). The Lean Innovation process is a self-regulating, evidence-based innovation pipeline.

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.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5

Steve Blank

The teams live and die by the Lean Startup credo: “There are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside.” But by week 5, (this week) the teams have either embraced the Lean process or we’re not going to get through to them.

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

Steve Blank

And that the Lean Innovation tools we’ve built to deal with disruption and create continuous innovation for large commercial organizations were equally relevant here. For targets over uncontested airspace (Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, etc.)

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5

Steve Blank

The teams live and die by the Lean Startup credo: “There are no facts inside the building so get the hell outside.” But by week 5, (this week) the teams have either embraced the Lean process or we’re not going to get through to them.

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

Steve Blank

Lean methodologies have changed the way science is commercialized in the U.S. government has embraced Lean methodologies to reinvigorate its innovation efforts was the focus of the latest episode of my SiriusXM radio show, Entrepreneurs are Everywhere. I-Corps teaches scientists and engineers how to get their technical ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace using the Lean Startup processes.

What would you want to tell Washington DC about startups?

Startup Lessons Learned

Beyond just those who will be hearing about the lean startup for the first time, Im expecting to shake a lot of hands and have a lot of interesting side conversations. Then we eroded toward the opposite: a cozy government-industrial complex that can't tie its own shoes (Katrina response, Iraq administration, SEC/Madoff, general regulatory bloat). The Lean Startup Intensive is tomorrow at Web 2.0. Amazing lean startup resources Is Entrepreneurship a Management Science?

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