What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.
Editor’s Note: for more on this theme, read “Visionary, Salesman and Pragmatist Model of Business Succes.”
Content: Article | Author: Steve Blank | Source: VentureBeat | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior
Startups go through a series of steps before they become a large company.
Content: Article | Author: Steve Blank | Source: ThinkGrowth.org | Subject: Entrepreneurship
Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.
When organizations lack a formal innovation pipeline process, project approvals tend to be based on who has the best demo or slides, … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Author: Steve Blank | Source: Harvard Business Review | Subject: Innovation
The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the Lean Startup approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that startups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones.
Startups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight … [ Read more ]
Content: Book | Author: Steve Blank | Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank usually hears the “Should I get my MBA?” question at least once a month. Here’s his answer for those interested in entrepreneurship.
Content: Article | Author: Steve Blank | Source: VentureBeat | Subjects: Career / Employment, Entrepreneurship, MBA Related
Steve Blank will talk about how World War II set the stage for the creation and explosive growth of Silicon Valley, and the role of Frederick Terman and Stanford in working with government agencies (including the CIA and the National Security Agency) to set up companies in this area that sparked the creation of hundreds of other enterprises.
Content: Multimedia Content | Author: Steve Blank