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Five Ways to Innovate Inside Government Agencies

During a recent Lean Startup Conference, Kara DeFrias moderated a panel with Marina Martin, Vivian Graubard, Eduardo Ortiz, and Tiffani Ashley Bell on what the private sector can learn from government. Most entrepreneurs may never…

From Founding to Scaling

At the Lean Startup Conference this past November, Lean Startup Co. Founder, Eric Ries, Jeff Jordan, a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, and JP Mangalindan, senior correspondent for Yahoo Finance, sat…

Is it Really OK to Fail?

“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” -Morihei Ueshiba “Never be afraid to fail. Failure is only a stepping stone to improvement.” – Tony Jaa “The greatest teacher, failure is.” -Master…

Three Approaches to Innovation that Fail

1) The Acqui-hire The big company acquires a startup for their DNA. They hope the DNA will spread in their organization giving them an edge over the competition. How it fails: The special DNA that…

Evaluating Team Performance in the Modern Company

Leaders are almost always looking for new ways to incorporate more innovation into their organizations. Who doesn’t want to motivate and inspire their employees to bring forth new ideas to propel the business forward? As…

Values Can’t Be Put off for a Later Date

At Lean Startup Conference this past November, Anil Dash, CEO of Fog Creek Software, discussed the importance of building products and companies that are humane and ethical. Anil began by reminding the audience that “most…