Is Bias Fixable?

Harvard Business Review

The program behind this was The Op-Ed Project , which scouts, prepares, and connects under-represented experts with editors so their pipelines are full of equally viable ideas from both genders. "As a brown woman, your chances of being seen and heard in the world are next to nothing," he said.

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In Big Companies, Lean Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Harvard Business Review

In 2010, one of us was sitting in a room at the Harvard Business School with Eric Ries and a number of budding entrepreneurs. The language has been widely adopted, and that includes some folks who haven''t yet had the chance to read Ries'' work or digest the ideas behind it.

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How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor

Harvard Business Review

Without a senior executive taking an active role in a project to overcome organizational antibodies, even the most thought-through plans can fail. As Eric Ries and Steve Blank are so quick to point out, innovation requires iteration. Meaningful innovation requires sponsorship.

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What the Marketing Agency of the Future Will Do Differently

Harvard Business Review

Eric Ries brought the concept of the Lean Startup into our zeitgeist. From how we initiate a project by establishing metrics and outcomes from the beginning, to being more agile in building programs that can bend, move and iterate as we learn from what the market is telling us (marketing optimization anyone?). It's a murky, unclear future for the marketing agency, but one thing is for certain: things are changing at an exponential pace.

How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

Harvard Business Review

It’s a framework for entrepreneurs, building on “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries. In January 2013, Chip Blankenship, CEO of GE Appliances issued a challenge to the newly formed team: “You’re going to change every part the customer sees. In January 2013 the team came out with a “minimum viable product.” They’re now working on version 8, which they will produce in October, and version 10, with better lighting, and there is a design projected for 2015.

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