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Steve Blank · 5d ago

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple...
Steve Blank · 1W ago

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

  A shorter version of this post first appeared on the HBR blog — I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering from ...
Steve Blank · 1M ago

Working Outside the Tech Bubble

Annual note to self – most of the world exists outside the tech bubble. —– We have a summer home in New England in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm across t...
Steve Blank · 1M ago

You adapt, or you adopt, or you die

I was in Boston and stopped by the Harvard Business Review for their IdeaCast podcast. I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies. The interviewer, Cu...
Steve Blank · 2M ago

Why Corporate Innovation is Harder Now

I was at Stanford in the Graduate School of Business and was interviewed by Peter Gardner of StartGrid for his On The Road podcast. I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies...
Steve Blank · 2M ago

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline. First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Second, fun...
Steve Blank · 2M ago

Why good people leave large tech companies

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I ...
Steve Blank · 2M ago

Why a Company Can’t “Be More Like a Startup”

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review   As more and more companies face disruption from globalization, new technology, and startups that have more capital than the ...
Steve Blank · 3M ago

We Have A Moral Obligation

I was in Boston and was interviewed by The Growth Show about my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies.The interviewer was great and managed to get me to summ...
Steve Blank · 3M ago

Tesla Lost $700 Million Last Year, So Why Is Tesla’s Valuation $60 Billion?

Automobile manufacturers shipped 88 million cars in 2016. Tesla shipped 76,000. Yet Wall Street values Tesla higher than any other U.S. car manufacturer. What explains this more than 1,000 t...