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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A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

I first met Shawn Carolan and his wife Jennifer at the turn of the century at 11,000 feet. I was hiking with my kids between the Yosemite High Sierra camps. Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking abou... [ Read the full story ... ]


E Pluribus Unum – A Rallying Cry for National Service

This post previously appeared in Real Clear Defense.   The Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One – is our de facto national motto. It was a rallying cry of our founders as they built a single unified nation from a collection of... [ Read the full story ... ]


Software Once Led Us to the Precipice of Nuclear War. What Will AI Do?

A version of this story previously appeared in Defense One. The story of RYAN and Able Archer is an oft-told lesson of a U.S. intelligence failure, miscalculation, and two superpowers unaware they were on the brink of an accidental nucle... [ Read the full story ... ]


Hacking for Allies

During the Cold War U.S. diplomatic and military alliances existed to defend freedom around the world. Today, these alliances are being reshaped to respond to Russian threats to the Baltics and Eastern Europe and to China’s economic, mil... [ Read the full story ... ]


When National Security Falls Between the Cracks

A version of this article – co-authored with Raj Shah and Joe Felter – previously appeared in War On The Rocks. After hearing from 20+ guest speakers, including two Secretaries of Defense, Generals, Admirals and Policy makers in our Tech... [ 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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Business Testing: Is your Hypothesis Really Validated?

Entrepreneurs and corporate innovators alike often struggle to figure out when a hypothesis is validated. Because it isn’t as simple as we’d like to believe. [ Read the full story ... ]


Building a World-Class Innovation Culture: Bayer

In our work with companies, we have observed significant changes in the attitudes that leadership has towards innovation. Leaders now value innovation as the most important driver of growth. But even with leadership having un... [ Read the full story ... ]


Invincible Company of the Month: Valve Software

Valve Software - one of the top video game makers in the world - is a fascinating example of culture and business modeling that highlights the difference between R&D innovation and business model innovation.  [ Read the full story ... ]


Remote Teamwork: Selecting the Right Communication Channels

Remote teamwork is here to stay and we’re not close to give up the office. Teams will increasingly have to juggle among communication channels and platforms to adapt to their rapidly evolving workplace.  [ Read the full story ... ]


The Invincible Company of the Month: Ping An

It is important for leaders to understand the difference between effective innovation management and true innovation theater. Because many of the practices associated with lean startup and design thinking can create real valu... [ 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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Dual Innovation: Ambidexterity 2.0

Our Dual Innovation approach and key ideas of “Scaling-Up Corporate Startups” (co-authored by Frank Mattes and me) were recently featured at the InnoUpdate vlog, run by Maarten Korz. Maarten characterizes Dual Innovation as Ambidexterity... [ Read the full story ... ]


Future-proof Companies: Combining Agility with Ambidexterity

From frequent discussions and readings I have come to realize the following: Agility and Ambidexterity can be considered two distinct organizational capabilities and design aspects for future-proof companies (-to-be) that often get mixed... [ Read the full story ... ]


Digital Innovation Units: Setting-Up for Scaling-Up

PWC’s strategy consulting arm Strategy& recently surveyed 50 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) across Germany, Switzerland and Austria (with additional samples from the US, Japan and the Netherlands). Th... [ Read the full story ... ]


Digital Transformation: Dual Approach to Business Model Innovation

Recently, Karolin Frankenberger from University of St. Gallen gave a worthwile presentation, one chart of which neatly illustrates why Dual Innovation is essential nowadays: Digitally transforming a company calls for true ambidexterity, ... [ 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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Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile? There is a Bigger Thing Happening

(This is guest post by Alejandra Gonzalez, a seasoned business model strategist, product owner, and innovation coach.In this post, Alejandra shares her perspectives on when and how to incorporate lean, agile, and design thinking into you... [ Read the full story ... ]


All Those Who Wander Are Not Lost

Getting to product/market fit (aka the inflection point in the hockey-stick curve when a product's traction starts rapidly growing) is one of the most significant milestones for a startup. The challenge, of course, is that product/market... [ Read the full story ... ]


The Customer Factory Manifesto

Successful businesses are more alike than unalike. They share a common universal goal and employ a systematic approach to building a… [ Read the full story ... ]


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. [ Read the full story ... ]


In Search of Unicorns

The traditional startup funnel is broken. [ 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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