Lean Startups

Grains mostly lower, livestock mixed

Grain futures were mostly lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.<p>Wheat for March delivery was off 1 cent at $4.18 a bushel; …

Business

10 B2B Marketing Experts Spill Their Guts on Adapting to Challenges in 2018

In 2016, B2B marketers said increasing brand awareness and dealing with budget constraints were the top challenges they faced. In 2017, customer …

Marketing

The Five New Forces In Innovation Strategy

The Drucker Forum 2017 in Vienna last month gave considerable attention to the role of a corporate strategy in a rapidly changing world. In particular, Steve Blank explained how CEOs have to grapple with five new forces, that led, among other things, to Jeff Immelt losing his job as CEO of General …

Lean Manufacturing

Amazon may have just hit a major roadblock

• <b>Amazon's Prime membership growth is slowing in the US, according to a survey by Morgan Stanley.</b>• <b><br>This is a signal that Amazon could have hit a wall in its growth in the US, though there is a silver lining.</b><p>Amazon may not be able to lean on its increasing Prime membership numbers to fuel its insatiable …

Fortune 500

Reminder: Save 96% On The Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications

We have an amazing last minute deal for our readers today, you can save 96% on the Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications.<p>The Lean …

Project Management

Fortune's Favorite Business Books of the Year

The must-read<p>Option B, by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant<p>Sandberg’s raw and heart-wrenching new book is useful for business readers and anyone else …

Leadership

The 7 Perfect Books to Gift the Entrepreneur in Your Life

If you need a gift for the entrepreneur in your life, here are seven books that will make you look like the best gift-giver of all time.<p>Finding that perfect gift for your loved ones is a Herculean task during the holidays. Bombarded with endless sales and "best of" lists, it's hard to know where to …

Success

Failure isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

"Failure is not an option” might be a good motivational slogan for Nasa engineers planning a space mission to Mars, but, as anyone who’s been …

Eric Ries

Austin software maker reaches into 'sister city' for buyout to grow product offerings

One of Nashville's most succesful tech companies, LeanKit Inc., has been acquired by Austin-based software maker Planview Inc. As part of the deal, …

Project Management

Commentary: Blindly following best practice can make lemmings of us all

NEW YORK: If I have learnt one thing in business journalism, it is that flops and failures are rarely available for interview, while successes flock …

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Start-Up's Newest Tool is a Game Changer for All Innovators

Use Innovation Accounting to Drive the Metrics that Matter Most for Your New Venture or Start-Up<p>As the field of innovation management matures, many entrepreneurs and companies have built solid capabilities in design thinking, rapid prototyping, portfolio management, open innovation, and the list …

Eric Ries

Processing My Struggle With Depression And Imposter Syndrome in Silicon Valley

… and How it Costing Me Millions In Opportunities<p>There was a time I wanted to change the world. I tried to change the tech industry. Now I just want …

Eric Ries

Leverage Lean Startup Methods to Support Paths to Climate Action

OPINION<p><b>By Heather McGough,</b> @UrbanitySF<p>Lean Startup methodology and the climate walk into a bar. . . it sounds like the setup for a niche joke only meteorologists and product managers will get. In actuality, Lean Startup methods and environmental endeavors have more in common than you might think, …

Lean Manufacturing

Applying the 5S Concepts to Create Lean Government - AMA

Federal agencies are working to create lean government operations under M-17-22, issued by the Office of Management and Budget in April 2017 to …

Project Management

Planview extends work and resource management platform into Lean and Agile with acquisition of LeanKit

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Planview® establishes a firm foothold in Lean and Agile with its acquisition of LeanKit. The addition of LeanKit's "Enterprise Kanban for Engineers" solution advances Planview's work and resource management (WRM) vision of supporting all the ways …

Project Management

The Top 10 Tech Skills Employers Are Hiring For

As more companies outside of Silicon Valley hire software engineers and data scientists, the tech landscape is fragmenting. Yet there remains a set of versatile programming skills that are widely sought out by employers, and for current and aspiring technologists, knowing what those are can help …

Employment

10 Ways the C-Suite Can Support Agility

Put this quick list together for a COO friend whose company is embarking on a “Lean/Agile Transformation”. She asked:<p>What should I expect? How can I …

Management

Companies like GE, Citibank, and Dropbox have borrowed a tool from startups to avoid getting boring and stuck

• <b>Large companies like GE and Citibank have in recent years developed project-focused teams that act like startups.</b>• <b><br>"The Lean Startup" author Eric Ries has guided many of these programs.</b>• <b><br>These companies utilize "growth board" meetings to ensure the efficiency of entrepreneurial goals.</b><p>When former …

Eric Ries

Silicon Valley meets 'Flash Boys' on new corporate listings program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new would-be stock exchange based in Silicon Valley is teaming up with IEX Group, the newest U.S. stock exchange and focus of …

Stock Markets

Top 25: What corporate America is reading – November 2017

800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its …

Entertainment

Accelerating the Launch of LTSE – LTSE Blog

The Long-Term Stock Exchange exists for one simple reason: to provide a public market option for companies who believe, as we do, that vision and …

Business

Lean Startup evangelist Eric Ries on how big companies can stay competitive

If you’ve ever used the word <i>pivot</i> in a meeting, chances are you’re putting into practice an idea from Eric Ries’ <i>The Lean Startup</i>.<p>The book, written in 2011, combined Ries’ experience as an entrepreneur with concepts from lean manufacturing, agile software development, and the theory of constraints, …

Lean Manufacturing

7 Greatest Hits from Lean Startup Week - Lean Startup Co.

<i>Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the</i> <i>2017 Lean Startup Week</i> <i>in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share some of the best lessons</i> …

Lean Manufacturing

10 Brilliant Business Books of 2017

The list includes a candid story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley and a big chewy book about scaling.<p>Among the best business books of 2017 are some excellent new titles by journalists; a candid, lived-it story of sex discrimination in Silicon Valley; and a big chewy book about scaling that …

Eric Ries

Is It Time To Dump The ‘Lean Startup’ Approach?

Let’s take a cue from Eric Ries.<p>Since we are reconsidering the value of venture capital, in a world where a startup can raise millions on an ICO …

Entrepreneurship

Did Toyota's Mindset Really Leave the (Now) Tesla Building?

Today, I'm writing about some published reports about the alleged state of quality at the Tesla plant in Fremont, California.<p>If you don't know the …

Lean Manufacturing

Go to the Cloud Faster – 10 Proven Accelerators – Cloud Technology Partners

Agility is the new business currency, and the number one enabler of technology speed is automated infrastructure. Developers can provision every …

Cloud Computing

5 Questions: Steve Blank on Why Founders Behave Badly – and How to Fix It

Founders of “unicorn” startups, the rare fledgling companies already valued at $1 billion or more, seem to be making news for all the wrong reasons …

Entrepreneurship

Why the startup ecosystem needs more non-technical entrepreneurs, not stereotypes

<b>To draw more talented non-technical entrepreneurs, including women, into the world of startups,</b> <b>BlueChilli is eschewing the</b> <b>Silicon Valley stereotype</b> …

Startups

How To Avoid Creating Innovation Orphans - Products That Customers Want But Your Company Won't Sell

Most of our conversations on innovation in large companies centre around how to get more innovation happening within the organization. In our haste to create new products, services and business models, we have neglected another major challenge that large companies face. In his new book <i>The Startup</i> …

Innovation