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Business Model Versus Business Plan

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...

Do Pivots Matter?

Steve Blank | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure' Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven In late 201...

Killing Your Startup by Listening to Customers

Steve Blank | Posted 04.28.2012 | Small Business
Steve Blank

The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It's understanding who to listen to and why.

New Internet Business Models: Find Your "Picks and Shovels" Opportunity in the Internet Gold Mine

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Marc Ostrofsky

New and different products and services pop up every day. This gives rise to supporting products and services. A business can make substantial profit by helping others execute their plans for making money.

How to Build a Web Startup: Lean LaunchPad Edition

Steve Blank | Posted 11.22.2011 | Small Business
Steve Blank

If you're an experienced coder and user interface designer, nothing is easier than throwing together a web site. (Heck, in Silicon Valley even the waiters can do it.) But for the rest of us mortals, whose eyes glaze over at the thought of web site design, here's a handy how-to guide.

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...

Inside Stanford's Hottest Student Startups: Class 2

Steve Blank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Blank

Our working thesis was not one we shared with the class. We proposed to teach entrepreneurship the way you would teach artists: deep theory coupled with hands-on experience, guided by seasoned, accomplished artists.