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Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle

<i>Guest post by Lisa Regan</i><p>On August 20, Eric will sit down with developer and Hut8Labs co-founder Dan Milstein for a webcast you can join to discuss …

Why you can’t find a technical co-founder (Guest Post)

<i>This is a guest post by a friend of mine on email marketing. Elizabeth Yin is the CEO and a co-founder of LaunchBit, an ad network for email</i> …

The Ultimate Guide to Minimum Viable Products - Scale XL

You don’t want to waste your time and money building a product no one will want to use or pay for. So, first get out of the building and talk to your …

Marc Andreessen: Not every startup should be a Lean Startup or embrace the pivot

Advertisement<p>33 Comments<p>The Lean Startup philosophy and Marc Andreessen are themselves two institutions in Silicon Valley, so when one weighs in on …

How To Turn Corporations Into Innovation Machines

The corporate graveyard fills up quickly these days. Blackberry, <i>Newsweek</i>, Kodak, Blockbuster, Dell…once storied brands now routinely sell for a fraction of their heyday value. Steve Blank, four-time entrepreneur and author of <i>The Four Steps To The Epiphany</i>, argues that companies should get used to …

10 Things I’ve Learned About Customer Development

It’s been a couple years since I originally made this list, and all of these observations still ring true. But when I revisited this post, I noticed …

Product Management

Why The Trend For Misspelled or -ly Startup Names Won't Go Away

As if bootstrapped startups already didn’t have enough on their plates, they face an additional, major challenge that no amount of engineering or business acumen can adequately overcome: Naming their company.<p>In an age where strong online presence and clear differentiation from the competition are …

Tesco Revolutionizes Retail And Gears Up For 'Battleground Of The Future'

Tesco, one of the world’s leading retailers, is blending in-store technologies and new digital services to create a retail shopping experience that is unlike anything consumers have known.<p>Having already invested in demand forecasting and supply chain capabilities, Tesco is developing innovative …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June

In a conversation at the GMIC mobile conference this week, Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave the most recent stats on the seed stage incubator. Of the 511 companies that had passed through YC prior to its most recent Summer 2013 class, 306 had valuations tied to them. The total value of …

Penang Monthly

Five Ways to Innovate Faster

One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace. How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace?<p>This frustration is …

Wanted: truly innovative sustainable business models

Three reasons to focus on your structure, not just your products or processes, from Ryan Whisnant<p>The promise of business-model innovation has long captivated the sustainability field, generating plenty of hype. But all the talk has yet to yield many real business-model changes.<p>You might not know it …

Innovation

Steve Blank Teaching Entrepreneurship in “Chilecon Valley”

<b>Teaching in Chile</b> <br>I’ve spent the last week in Santiago, a guest of Professor Cristóbal García at the Catholic University of Chile as part of …

46) International Business Model Competition

Utah may be known for many things, but who would have thought that Utah, and particularly Brigham Young University (BYU), would be participating in …

Steve Blank VC’s Are Not Your Friends

One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is not understanding the relationship they have with their investors. At times they confuse VC’s with …

Steve Blank College and Business Will Never Be the Same

<i>Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school</i> <br>Attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and B.F. Skinner<p>There are …

The Lean LaunchPad at Stanford: Class 1

For the past three months, we’ve run an experiment in teaching entrepreneurship.<p>In January, we introduced a new graduate course at Stanford called …

Class 2: Business Model Hypotheses

Our new Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part two. Part one is here. …

Steve Blank New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

<i>Carpe Diem</i><p>We’re now in the second Internet bubble. The signals are loud and clear: seed and late stage valuations are getting frothy and wacky, and …

Comment on Startups – So Easy a 12 Year Old Can Do It by Ivan

Can you send me a link to that program? I am very interested!LikeLike

Steve Blank The Democratization of Entrepreneurship

I gave a talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business as part of Entrepreneurship Week on the Democratization of Entrepreneurship. The first 11 …

Steve Blank Why Innovation Dies

Faced with disruptive innovation, you can be sure any possibility for innovation dies when a company forms a committee for an “overarching …

up Sins

Inc. magazine is publishing a 12-part series of excerpts from The Startup Owner’s Manual, the new step-by-step “how to” guide for startups. The …

Steve Blank Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

<i>We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will</i> …

Steve Blank At times not losing is as important as winning

At times not losing is as important as winning.<p><b>Customer Validation <br>E.piphany was an 11-month-old startup with 31 people and on fire. We had closed</b> …

A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth. From that day on, …

Lessons Learned (Part 2)

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth. From that day on, …

Do It and Learn It

In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley and NCIIA, Jerry Engel and I first offered the Lean LaunchPad Educators Class. The …