From Drucker To The Lean Startup: The (Literary) Evolution of Leadership Philosophy

Terry Starbucker

The Lean Startup – by Eric Ries. I am pleased to present the first More Human Leadership Podcast , a new regular feature at TerryStarbucker.com.

7 Steps to Getting Your Startup Story Right

Rajesh Setty

entrepreneurship Main Page amplify clarify eric ries gamify identify simplify solidify steve blank verify Reading about startups and trying to build one is like reading a book and jumping into the battleground to fight.

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Is Bias Fixable?

Harvard Business Review

But the opposite can be true, too: for instance, Sarah Milstein and Eric Ries designed the 2013 Lean Startup Conference with the intention of inclusion. "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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The Rise of UX Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Similarly, organizations like GE are investing in innovation accelerators that pair product teams with outside experts (like Eric Ries, author of Lean Startup) to coach teams in launching new initiatives with a more entrepreneurial mindset. (We

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Why Innovators Love Constraints

Harvard Business Review

Following Eric Ries' Lean Start-up methodology, instead of going out and raising VC money to manufacture a new electric automobile, Daniel Kim funded his start-up through pre-orders. While dreaming and disrupting has unfettered me in many ways, it has shackled me in others.

How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor

Harvard Business Review

As Eric Ries and Steve Blank are so quick to point out, innovation requires iteration. Meaningful innovation requires sponsorship. It always has.

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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. It's a murky, unclear future for the marketing agency, but one thing is for certain: things are changing at an exponential pace. An agency used to act as the executional arm of the marketing department. An outsourced idea and creative team that could get the production done at a cost that was less than what it would cost the brand to have a permanent staff in place. Over time, this role has changed.

Looking to Join the Lean Start-up Movement?

Harvard Business Review

In my eyes, the work Steve Blank, Eric Ries, and others have done to provide a cogent, accessible frame around the academic concepts of emergent strategy is one of the most important contributions to the innovation movement over the past few years. I love Lean.

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.” At the end of January 2013, they went to the factory to explain what they were trying to do, and their suppliers were in the room. We are all lean now — or soon will be.

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Putting an End to Conferences Dominated by White Men

Harvard Business Review

Since 2012, I’ve co-hosted The Lean Startup Conference with Eric Ries. In 2012 and 2013, not only did our speaker rosters comprise more than 50% women and people of color, but the number of conference attendees doubled each year. Our conference in December 2013 had roughly 43% as many speakers as Davos does this month, but these ideas apply to events of any size.

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