Podcast S3E67: Steve Blank - History and lessons of the Lean Startup method

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In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we talk with Steve Blank, senior innovation fellow at Columbia University, serial entrepreneur and the founder of the Lean Startup movement.

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We speak about what makes a successful startup, what large companies get wrong about innovation and how he has seen Lean Startup evolve and change over the past few years.

Topics covered in today's episode:
  • 00:01:15 - How Steve started 8 startups in 21 years, and what this taught him about how innovation works
  • 00:03:00 - How his Customer Development methodology morphed into the Lean Startup method (including insights from Alex Osterwalder and the Business Model development)
  • 00:07:30 - How the meaning of "Startup" has changed over the past few decades
  • 00:12:00 - The moment he realised "there are no facts inside your building", you need to go out and understand what customers think
  • 00:15:00 - How to test hypotheses. Lean startup is just the scientific method, using minimum viable products
  • 00:18:00 - What a "pivot" really is (and is not), a fundamental change to one or more components of the Business Model Canvas
  • 00:22:00 - His problem with innovation theatre
  • 00:25:30 - The need for an innovation doctrine in large companies, and startups going back to basics
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