Category Archives: innovation

What Lean Startups can Learn from the US Army: Lessons Learned from “Lessons Learned” Meetings to Maximize Organizational Learning

There is one interesting tool for rapid experiential learning that we should consider whenever the stakes are high. It’s used in many public service agencies of the US government now, and it’s a formal method called “After Action Reviews” (AARs). This is where the idea of the “lessons learned” meetings actually came from — the US Army in the 1970s.

Crowdsourcing an Open-Source Lean Startup tool: Introducing the Product Market Fit Canvas

In the last month, we have grown to a community of over 100 Lean Startup experts and practitioners around the World. Together we are producing a tool that will serve startup leaders and innovation practitioners into the future, so please join us — we want your input!

Bicycle Quad-Copters of the Mind: The Most Innovative Crowdfunding in 2013

By Brinkley Warren In 2013, 3 million people from 214 countries on all 7 continents collectively pledged over $480 million which resulted in 19, 911 projects on Kickstarter alone. We live in amazing times. People are even launching satellites into outer space with crowdfunding! I love watching new technology achievements involving human travel — and that’s why my favorite […]

Zen & the Lean Startup: The New Ontology of Evidenced-Based Entrepreneurship

Our main goal is to show how entrepreneurial practices, the practices of virtuous citizens, and the practices of solidarity cultivation are ultimately ground in and integrated by a crucial skill that human being in the West have had for at least 2500 years. We call the special skill that underlies entrepreneurship, citizen action, and solidarity cultivation history […]

Lean Startup? Try Punk Rock Entrepreneurship

The esteemed venture capitalist Tim Draper spoke to a group of college students a few weeks ago at the Thunderbird School of Managment and he said that if you can motivate crowds then you’ve got the foundation to a successful business. Period. He referenced Kickstarter and the new US jobs bill which allows people to […]