Lean Startup Resources

You told us, you want to dig deeper into Lean Startup? Great, here come some starter resources. Have fun with them!

Articles

The quick read, in case you are in a hurry.

Books

The Lean Startup:
How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

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The Startup Owner’s Manual:
The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany:
Successful Strategies for Products That Win

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Lean UX:
Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience


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The Corporate Startup:
How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems


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Value Proposition Design:
How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

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Business Model Generation:
A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

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Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile
Free E-Book from Jonny Schneider

Understanding Design Thinking, Lean, and Agile

http://go.codify.in/dtlsagile-ebook

Blogs

Staying up to date on Lean Startup is easy. Just follow these blogs:

Steve Blank — Father of the Lean Startup Movement

Steve blank is a serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley veteran. Hes is basically the founding father the movement. He was also the one who inspired Eric Ries to write his best seller by the same name.

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Clayton Christensen

Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was If you’re reading my blog, odds are you know who Clayton Christensen was. He passed away this week and it was a loss to us all. Everyone who writes about innovation st... [ Read the full story ... ]


Getting Schooled – Lessons from an Adjunct

This post previously appeared in Poets and Quants I’ve been an adjunct professor for nearly two decades. Here’s what I’ve learned. Colleges and universities that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to teach innovation and entrepreneurshi... [ Read the full story ... ]


We Needed a Bigger Room – The Lean Educators Summit

It’s a bit bittersweet. We used to be able to fit all the Lean Educators in my living room and have space left over. No longer. Turns out we needed a bigger room for the Dec 4th-5th Lean Educators Summit. The good news is that if we’ve t... [ Read the full story ... ]


Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community. Some of the best and brightest wanted to work ... [ Read the full story ... ]


How to Convince Investors You’re the Future not the Past

This article previously appeared in VentureBeat. I just had a coffee with Mei and Bill, two passionate students who are on fire about their new startup idea. It’s past the “napkin-sketch” stage with a rough minimum viable product and abo... [ Read the full story ... ]


Read all the articles at https://steveblank.com.

Strategyzer — Alexander Osterwalder’s Company

Curated news on systematically starting up and how to really achieve intrapreneurship within corporate environments from the creators of the Business Model Canvas. Always a pleasure to read.

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Open Innovation Results: Going Beyond the Hype and Getting Down to Business Webinar

We had the pleasure of having Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, join Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder on our StratChat webinar series to d... [ Read the full story ... ]


The Art of Asking Good Questions with The Language Compass

A big problem that we often see out in the field is that we humans have a tendency to make a lot of assumptions.  [ Read the full story ... ]


Efficiency Innovation vs Tranformational Innovation

Efficiency innovation is easier to do, it's about management. Where it gets hard is transformational innovation. So what can you do as a leader? [ Read the full story ... ]


IMD Business School: A Short Video Series on the Business Model Canvas

We've recently teamed up with IMD Business School, ranked as the #1 business school in the world by the Financial Times for the last 7 years, to create and launch something truly unique together in 2020. [ Read the full story ... ]


Mastering Business Testing: Formulating Strong Hypotheses

When you are working on a new business idea, you may be confident that you are on the right path. However, each building block of your business model and value proposition represents an area of risk that needs to be tested: Cu... [ Read the full story ... ]


Read all the articles at http://blog.strategyzer.com.

Integrative Innovation

Great blog by Ralph-Christian Ohr, who especially focuses on the challenges of agile approaches within established corporations. He is a strong advocate of dual corporate innovation management (ambidextrous organization).

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The Window of Corporate Innovation Opportunity

One issue has been on my mind for quite some time. Let me share with you a key learning from my innovation work in and with diverse companies over the years. It can be termed pretty catchy as: Window of Corporate Opportunity. In brief, t... [ Read the full story ... ]


Innovation Follows Culture Follows Structure

Once in a while you run into ideas which are refreshingly thought-provoking, while at the same time seeming to be resonating with your own view. This holds for the key statements in “Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win War... [ Read the full story ... ]


Digital Innovation and Scaling-Up

A new research report from Accenture, titled “Rethink, Reinvent, Realize. How to successfully scale digital innovation to drive growth” is hot off the press. It highlights the following key takeaways: Only 22% of large organizations are ... [ Read the full story ... ]


Centralizing vs. Decentralizing Innovation

In the light of increasing demand for self-organization and organizational agility, there is a lot of discussion around centralizing vs. decentralizing ownership and decision-making – in particular when it comes to corporate innovation. ... [ Read the full story ... ]


Read all the articles at https://integrative-innovation.net.

Ash Maurya — Entrepreneur, Blogger

Ash is an influential business blogger who gets featured regularly in Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune. We like his contributions.

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The True Value of Your Time

Time is our scarcest resource. Other resources like money and people can fluctuate up and down, but time only moves in one direction.When I share this quote with others, they appear to get it — but then their actions prove otherwise. Mos... [ Read the full story ... ]


In Search of Unicorns

The traditional startup funnel is broken.According to the 2019 Global Entrepreneur Monitor (GEM) report, more than 100 million startups are launched every year all over the world. That equates to about 3 startups per second.These entrepr... [ Read the full story ... ]


Start With Mindset

Time flies. We’re already at the 10 year anniversary of the Lean Startup. Yes, it was a little over 10 years ago that Eric Ries started sharing a series of blog posts and giving talks on a new way of building products — ideas that went o... [ Read the full story ... ]


Level up your entrepreneurial game with our battle-tested playbooks

If you’re a long time reader of this blog, chances are high you’ve read my first book: Running Lean. But did you read my second book: Scaling Lean? My research says probably not. You’ve probably been waiting to pick up the second book fo... [ Read the full story ... ]


What is a Job-To-Be-Done (JTBD)

You’ve probably run into the jobs-to-be-done framework/theory. I did several years ago when I first stumbled into the Milkshake Study…Continue reading on Love the Problem » [ Read the full story ... ]


Read all the articles at https://blog.leanstack.com.

Tools

The NEXT Tool Canvas

Setting up experiments does not come easy to anyone new to agile ways of working. The ‘NEXT Tool’ helps with that. It was originally developed for employees at Intuit, who struggled to increase their amount of experiments.

NEXT Tool

Updated on February 18, 2018

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