The whole idea of a “Lean Startup” mentality as it applies to both Government and the Arts and Culture are very interesting to me. Can our Constitution be seen as a “Lean” Government in that it is the result of known facts about the human spirit and the thirst for power? The National Science Foundation is currently using “Lean” methodologies (thanks to Steve Blank) to direct it’s grant application process. Could a “Lean” approach to government spending get us out of debt and growing again? What would a “Lean” approach to HealthCare policy look like? Can “Lean” get us back to Liberty?
The content below is courtesy of Steve Blank. This type of culture of entrepreneurship will be key to turning around our country.
Posted on December 21, 2013 by steveblank
Eric Ries was kind enough to invite me to speak at his Lean Startup Conference.
In the talk I reviewed the basic components of the Lean Startup and described how we teach it. I observed that now that we’ve built software to instrument and monitor the progress of new ventures (using LaunchPad Central), that we are entering the world of evidence-based entrepreneurship and the Investment Readiness Level.
This video is a companion to the blog post here. Read it for context.
If you can’t see the video above, click here
- 1:25 What is Evidence-based Entrepreneurship?
- 2:00 Startups are Not Smaller Versions of Large Companies
- 3:29: What’s a Startup?
- 3:36 The 3 Components of the Lean Startup
- 6:00 Teaching startups & companies Lean: The Lean LaunchPad class
- 11:00 Teaching Educators Lean: The Lean LaunchPad Educators class
- 11:31 Instrumenting Startups: Via Launchpad Central Software
- 15:22 NASA and Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
- 17:20 The Investment Readiness Level (IRL) for new ventures
- 19:30 The Oakland A’s and Moneyball
- 22:08 One More Thing – Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences
If you can’t see the slides above, click here
Additional videos here
Startup Tools here