“My research has focused on what causes established companies to maintain success, and The Startup Way provides practical guidance on how to do just that.” Clay Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
You should probably get yourself a copy. In it he shows how to apply the ideas that have become so well established in startups to make larger organizations more agile and innovative. Looking through our copy, we were struck by how many of the speakers at Business of Software over the years have had an influence on his thinking.
Here’s a few recordings of Business of Software talks (transcripts too) from some of the people who Eric cites as driving his thinking…
Rita Gunther McGrath
Created the concept of Discovery Driven Planning in order to encourage a more entrepreneurial mindset in corporations.
The Business Model Canvas is a way of thinking about business planning that is far more flexible and agile than the traditional business plan.
Bob Moesta & Chris Spiek
Bob Dorf (co-author with Steve Blank of the Startup Owner’s Manual)
And finally, before the Lean Startup was even a book, here is Eric talking about dead white men, the Toyota way, pivots and everything Lean in 2010.
Our favorite slide from this talk – most startups fail – this could do with some updating!
We’re looking forward to catching up with The Lean Startup man himself, Eric Ries, in London, November 15th 2017.
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