Steve Blank Podcast show

Steve Blank Podcast

Summary: Steve Blank, eight-time entrepreneur and now a business school professor at Stanford, Columbia and Berkeley, shares his hard-won wisdom as he pioneers entrepreneurship as a management science, combining Customer Development, Business Model Design and Agile Development. The conclusion? Startups are simply not small versions of large companies! Startups are actually temporary organizations designed to search for a scalable and repeatable business model.

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 Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:01

In Oracle’s early days Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984. When I heard that Larry Ellison was stepping down as Oracle’s CEO I asked Kathryn to think about the skills she saw in a young Larry Ellison that might make today’s founders winners.

 Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:02

Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

 The Woodstock of K-12 Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:53

Describing something as the “Woodstock of…” has taken to mean a one-of-a-kind historic gathering. It happened recently when a group of educators came to the ranch to learn how to teach Lean entrepreneurship to K-12 students.

 The Woodstock of K-12 Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:54

The Woodstock of K-12 Education

 How To Find the Right Co-Founders? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:47

How do you figure out what’s the right mix of skills for the co-founders of your startup? Surprisingly if you’ve filled out the business model canvas you already know who you need. I was having breakfast with Radhika, an ex-grad student of mine who wanted to share her Customer Discovery progress for her consumer hardware startup. She started by sketching her business model canvas on a napkin, but somehow the conversation quickly shifted to what was really on her mind.

 Why Translational Medicine Will Never be The Same | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:12

For the past three years the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps has been teaching our nations best scientists how to build a Lean Startup. Close to 400 teams in robotics, computer science, materials science, geoscience, etc. have learned how to use business models, get out of the building to test their hypotheses and minimum viable product.

 How To Find the Right Co-Founders? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 06:48

How To Find the Right Co-Founders?

 How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:30

The Lean Startup is a process for turning ideas into commercial ventures. Its premise is that startups begin with a series of untested hypotheses. They succeed by getting out of the building, testing those hypotheses and learning by iterating and refining minimal viable products in front of potential customers.

 Why Translational Medicine Will Never be The Same | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 02:13

Why Translational Medicine Will Never be The Same

 How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:31

How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle

 Why Founders Should Know How to Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:08

“By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist.” - Book of Five Rings...A startup is not just about the idea, it’s about testing and then implementing the idea.A founding team without these skills is likely dead on arrival.

 Why Founders Should Know How to Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:09

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

 Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:18:07

I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. Kathryn has been the founding VP of Marketing of Oracle, a successful recruiter, a world class Venture Capitalist, a co-founder of a Venture Capital firm, a great board member, one of my mentors and most importantly a wonderful friend. During her career she made a big point of not telling you: she was one of the first women Venture Capitalist’s in Silicon Valley (along with M.J. Elmore and Ann Winblad) – “I’m just a VC.”

 Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:27

Startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but interestingly we see that companies are not larger versions of startups.

 Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:06

This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience.

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