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.) But using Lean Innovation they’ll fail quickly and cheaply. You use “Lean” techniques to build Minimal Viable Products (MVPs).

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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. 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. The Lean Innovation process is a self-regulating, evidence-based innovation pipeline.

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