Using The Startup Way to Turn Big Orgs into Lean Startups

Using The Startup Way to Turn Big Orgs into Lean Startups

Written by Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co.In the opening paragraphs of Eric Ries’s upcoming book The Startup Way, Eric sets the scene: He arrived at GE in the summer of 2012 amidst a multi-hundred-million-dollar, five-year plan to develop a new diesel and natural gas engine. He knew next to nothing about the engine…
7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

7 Highlights from Lean Startup Week

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co. Editor’s Note: We wrapped up the 2017 Lean Startup Week in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, and we’re excited to share with you some of the best lessons learned in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation. Expect to read a new story each week straight…
Publication Day for “The Startup Way”

Publication Day for “The Startup Way”

Today, my new book, The Startup Way, finally hits bookshelves! It's a huge day for any author, but I also hope it can be a huge day for the future and growth of the startup movement and for the future of our country.I want people to use my book as a way to start conversations…
The Energy for Transformation

The Energy for Transformation

My most recent book, The Startup Way, is all about the methods and tools big corporations, government, and non-profits can use to innovate: think of it as Lean Startup at scale. One of the things people asked me over and over when I was talking to companies about how to start doing this kind of…
What Top Performers at Startups and Large Organizations Have in Common…More Than You Would Think

What Top Performers at Startups and Large Organizations Have in Common…More Than You Would...

While doing research for his extraordinary new book, Great at Work, Morten Hansen studied more than 5,000 managers and employees in corporate America to identify the key practices that explain why some perform better than others. What he and his research team discovered is that seven key practices explain a whopping 66% of the difference…
What’s Next for “The Startup Way”

What’s Next for “The Startup Way”

We’ve had an amazing first week following publication of The Startup Way. I’ve loved traveling to talk about the book and hearing what readers and supporters have to say and what their most pressing questions are. Launch week was busy to say the least, with lots of interviews, Quora and Reddit AMAs, and events across three states. A heartfelt thank you to…
7 Tips for Building Your Lean Team

7 Tips for Building Your Lean Team

Guest Post by Misti Yang, Writer for Lean Startup Co.“Think big. Start small. Scale fast.” This is the mantra of Lean teams described by Eric Ries in his upcoming book, The Startup Way. Whether you’re struggling in an actual startup or trying to build an internal one at an established organization, a Lean team approach…
An Interview with Steve Ligouri, Serial Innovator

An Interview with Steve Ligouri, Serial Innovator

I first met Steve Liguori when we were both working at GE, where he was heading up a lot of their innovation efforts. But he’s been a change agent for much longer than that. We spoke recently about his path as a serial innovator, his beginnings in marketing, and what he’s been doing lately with…
Lean Impact : Innovating for Social Good

Lean Impact : Innovating for Social Good

Ann Mei Chang is the Executive Director of Lean Impact, the social good division of the Lean Startup Company. This fall, her book based her own experiences using lean approaches to innovate in the social sector, including during her time at USAID, as well as stories from nonprofits, social enterprises, companies, government agencies, foundations, and…
We’re Programming Around Your Needs: Highlights of Lean Startup Week 2017

We’re Programming Around Your Needs: Highlights of Lean Startup Week 2017

Guest post by Jennifer Maerz, Program Chair of Lean Startup Co.For eight years, our flagship conference has focused on sharing stories and lessons of putting Lean Startup’s entrepreneurial methodology into practice. We’ve hosted talks, workshops, and interactive sessions on the challenges and successes of modern management techniques from a wide variety of business leaders around…

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