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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Launching Tech Ventures: Lean is for Wimps

Launching Tech Ventures

Launching Tech Ventures This blog collects student, guest, and instructor posts from Launching Technology Ventures, a Harvard Business School MBA elective course that examines lean startup management practices. But when did ‘fat’ become the only alternative to lean?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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).

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.

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 – 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.

Not a Republican, but Impressed by McCain

Entrepreneurship Blog

I really like McCain's willingness to take an unpopular position on Iraq. I don't really know what to do about Iraq, but Hillary Clinton's " plan to bring our troops home starting with the first 60 days of her Administration ," strikes me as populist policy making at it worst. Look, I didn't support going to war with Iraq and I don't like the human lives that have been lost or billions that have been wasted on the war.

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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.

This is How Successful People Turn Trauma Into Triumph

Inc Startups

Much of that hinges on how well prepared you are ahead of time, and how much effort you''ve put into building the pillars that successful people lean on. military, some of whom were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Traumatic experiences can happen to anyone. Whether they upend you or lead to personal growth can depend on how well you''ve prepared yourself ahead of time. We all face unexpected upheavals in both life and business.

Think on Your Feet or Die Where You Stand

Inc Startups

” -- The Navy SEAL Creed When my SEAL team was deployed in Iraq, one of our jobs was to identify and eliminate high value targets, or HVT’s. When things go wrong, it’s natural to get irritated, especially for those of us who lean towards perfectionism.

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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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How to find early adopters

Market by Numbers

Atul Gawande in “Better&# recounts considerable innovation in the “medical service supply chain&# for combat troops during the second Iraq War. link] about 1 hour ago from Quora RT @marksbertrand : like lean? Market By Numbers on Twitter | Entries RSS | Comments RSS Market By Numbers High-Tech Marketing and Customer Development Home What is Customer Development?

TechCrunch: Your SXSW Twitter-Embedded Reporter: "Here's what i.

500 Hats

The Lean VC: a Silicon Valley story about Innovation, Incubation, & Iteration. i doubt the folks reporting on Obama-Clinton debates or Iraq get taken seriously if they watch from afar & say "heres what i think happened" NFW.

5 "Military Secrets" Behind Steve Blank's Entrepreneurial Success

Inc Startups

He''s credited along with his former student , author Eric Ries, with developing the lean start-up paradigm. If you were anywhere near a combat zone--then, or now if you were in Iraq or Afghanistan--failing had a very different connotation

Understanding Both Perspectives

Jessica Mah

How could a left-leaning liberal go from being a Bush hater to being a compassionate supporter? I took it up as my personal responsibility to learn about every decision he made that I felt strongly against: the invasion of Iraq, our use of torture on terrorist detainees, the Patriot Act, the "tax cuts for the rich", his policy on stem cell research, among other policies that I remain ambivalent about.

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Understanding Both Perspectives

Jessica Mah

How could a left-leaning liberal go from being a Bush hater to being a compassionate supporter? I took it up as my personal responsibility to learn about every decision he made that I felt strongly against: the invasion of Iraq, our use of torture on terrorist detainees, the Patriot Act, the “tax cuts for the rich”, his policy on stem cell research, among other policies that I remain ambivalent about.

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Understanding Both Perspectives

Jessica Mah

How could a left-leaning liberal go from being a Bush hater to being a compassionate supporter? I took it up as my personal responsibility to learn about every decision he made that I felt strongly against: the invasion of Iraq, our use of torture on terrorist detainees, the Patriot Act, the “tax cuts for the rich”, his policy on stem cell research, among other policies that I remain ambivalent about.

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