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Steve Blank · 2W ago

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

This article first appeared on the Harvard Business Review blog Jeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years. He radically transformed the company from a classic conglomerate that did everything to one t...
Steve Blank · 3W ago

Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders

A version of this article is in the Harvard Business Review Uber, Zenefits, Tanium, Lending Club CEOs of companies with billion dollar market caps have been in the news – and not in a good w...
Steve Blank · 1M ago

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ” The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department ...
Steve Blank · 1M ago

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been one of the largest supporters of innovation in...
Steve Blank · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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...