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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What Can A Startup Do in 5 days? Watch this

With a terrific crew of instructors, TA’s, and mentors, we successfully concluded Session 1 of our Hacking 4 Recovery summer series – with 20 teams sharing their final presentations last night. Slides for these presentations are in this ... [ Read the full story ... ]


Educators Summit: Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic

SAVE THE DATE for the Lean Innovation Educators Summit: Lessons from Teaching in the Pandemic July 24, 10-noon Pacific, 1-3pm Eastern, 6-8pm London As educators the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all. We’ve faced the challenges of t... [ Read the full story ... ]


Rising out of the Crisis: Where to Find New Markets and Customers

The pandemic has upended the business models of most startups and existing companies. As the economy reopens companies are finding that customers may have disappeared or that their spending behavior has changed. Suppliers are going out o... [ Read the full story ... ]


The Coming Chip Wars

A version of this article appeared in War on the Rocks.   Controlling advanced chip manufacturing in the 21st century may well prove to be like controlling the oil supply in the 20th. The country that controls this manufacturing can thro... [ Read the full story ... ]


Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2020 Lesson Learned Presentations

We just finished our 5th annual Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. What a year. At the end of the quarter each of the eight teams give a final “Lessons Learned” presentation. Unlike traditional demo days or Shark Tanks which are, “he... [ 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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How Assumptions Mapping Can Focus Your Teams On Running Experiments That Matter

You’ve finally managed to get your teams excited about experimentation. But how do you focus that excitement into designing experiments that matter? We’ve observed newly motivated teams running landing pages or interviews, on... [ Read the full story ... ]


Why its Important to Give Innovators a Stake in Innovation Success

To build a portfolio of innovation projects, companies need people that have an entrepreneurial mindset. This is different from the managerial mindset that is needed from people working on your portfolio of existing businesse... [ Read the full story ... ]


Celebrate Failures as Much as The Successes

In most companies, incentives are tied to success (e.g. sales targets, revenue). But this approach does not work for innovation. In order to succeed at innovation, companies need to build a portfolio with a pipeline of projec... [ Read the full story ... ]


How To Fix Twitter's Business Model

Recently, social media platforms have been heavily criticized for perpetuating false and misleading information. We wanted to dig deeper and understand why. Currently, the business model of these platforms is based on adverti... [ Read the full story ... ]


How to Design a Strong Experiment That Connects to Your Value Proposition Canvas

We work with teams all around the world to help visualize their business idea using tools such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas. Ideally, teams should quickly test their canvases using experiments, as... [ 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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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 ... ]



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 ... ]


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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