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Big Companies Versus Startups

Hacking a Corporate Culture: Stories, Heroes and Rituals in Startups and Companies

Steve Blank | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

I've learned more about a company's corporate beliefs, heroes and rituals by sitting in on a few casual coffee breaks and lunches than reading all of its corporate mission statements or inspirational posters in the cafeteria.

Getting to 'Yes' for Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Roberto was frustrated, "How do we get all these organizations to help us move forward with innovation? My CEO wants to fix this and is ready to bring in a big consulting firm to redo all our business processes."

Why Internal Ventures are Different From External Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Henry Chesbrough is known as the father of Open Innovation and wrote the book that defined the practice. Henry is the Faculty Director of the Garwoo...

Why Companies are not Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

In the last few years we've recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. We're now learning that companies are not larger ve...

Why Creatives Absolutely Hate Big Companies

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Creatives hate big companies. They hate how big companies pretend to be innovative, but are typically incubators for un-innovative people. And they hate how big companies allow Creatives to get thrown under the bus, for the sake of the village and its politics.

When Product Features Disappear -- Amazon, Apple, Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers

Steve Blank | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

One of the great innovations of the 21st century are products that are cloud-connected and update and improve automatically. The downside is when companies unilaterally remove features from their products without asking their customers' permission.

Lean Goes Better with Coke - the Future of Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

In 2012 I got together with Alexander Osterwalder, Henry Chesbrough and Andre Marquis to think about the Lean and the future of corporate innovation. ...

Strangling Innovation: Tesla Versus 'Rent Seekers'

Steve Blank | Posted 08.25.2013 | Small Business
Steve Blank

The greatest number of jobs is created when startups create a new market -- one where the product or service never existed before or is radically more convenient. Yet this is where startups will run into anti-innovation opponents they may not expect.

Why Governments Don't Get Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 11.01.2011 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Not understanding and agreeing what "Entrepreneur" and "Startup" mean can sink an entire country's entrepreneurial ecosystem. ------ I'm getting ready...