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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Customer Discovery In the Time Of the Covid-19 Virus

A version of this article appeared in TechCrunch. With in-person classes canceled, we’re about to start our online versions of Hacking for Defense and Hacking for Oceans (and here). The classes are built on the Lean Startup methodology: ... [ Read the full story ... ]


How To Keep Your Company Alive – Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

This article previously appeared in the Harvard Business Review. It’s been updated with new information about the U.S. Paycheck Protection program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.   What cashflow-negative companies must do ... [ Read the full story ... ]


Action Today for CFO’s

Jeff Epstein is on the board of Shutterstock, Twilio, Kaiser Permanente, and was the CFO of Oracle, DoubleClick, Nielsen and King World and is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He teaches the Lean LaunchPad class at Stan... [ Read the full story ... ]


The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

“Winter is coming.” This is the one blog post that I hope I’m completely wrong about. With the Covid-19 virus a worldwide pandemic, if you’re leading any startup or small business, you have to be asking yourself, “What’s Plan B? And what... [ Read the full story ... ]


You’re Not Important to Me but I Want To Meet With You

If you’re a busy startup founder, you’re likely delegating the task of scheduling key meetings about things you want/need to your admin. This is a mistake. That’s because the dialog you have in setting up the meeting is actually the firs... [ 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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Testing a New Virtual Masterclass Idea

Every year we run about 10 Strategyzer masterclasses around the world. We train thousands of business leaders and professionals in the tools, processes and skills they need to create new growth in the organizations they work ... [ Read the full story ... ]


How Do You Know If Your Business Is At Risk Of Disruption?

Over the last weeks the coronavirus disrupted the entire global economy and almost every business on the face of the planet. Yet, Covid-19 is a black swan and a once in a century event. When things get back to normal (yes, it... [ Read the full story ... ]


To Kill or Persevere: How Do You Score Innovation Projects?

Leaders often struggle with picking the right innovation projects. It’s even more difficult to select the right ideas in today’s extreme market uncertainty when you’re pivoting your business model or value propositions to ass... [ Read the full story ... ]


The Explore-Exploit Continuum

Senior leaders often want to know how they can build an environment to allow innovation to thrive. In order to do that, they first need to realise that business activities live on an uncertainty continuum - that we call the E... [ Read the full story ... ]


How to Spot Inflection Points In Business Before They Happen with Rita McGrath and Alex Osterwalder

Bestselling author and longtime professor of management at Columbia business school, Rita McGrath, joins Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder for a fascinating discussion on our StratChat webinar series about her latest wo... [ 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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