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Science and Industrial Policy

The Innovation Insurgency Scales - Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank | Posted 09.19.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. We just held our first Hacking for Defense Educa...

Why The Navy Needs Disruption Now (Part 2 Of 2)

Steve Blank | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

The biggest learning was the realization that disruption is not just happening to companies, it's also happening to the Navy. And that the Lean Innovation tools we've built to deal with disruption and create continuous innovation for large commercial organizations were equally relevant here.

Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank | Posted 07.28.2016 | Technology
Steve Blank

The future is here it's just distributed unevenly - Silicon Valley view of tech adoption The threat is here it's just distributed unevenly - A2/AD an...

The Mission Model Canvas: An Adapted Business Model Canvas for Mission-Driven Organizations

Steve Blank | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

As we prepared for the new Hacking for Defense class at Stanford, we had to stop and ask ourselves: How do we use the Business Model Canvas if the pri...

Blank's Rule: To Predict the Future, a Third of You Need to Be Crazy

Steve Blank | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

In a rapidly changing world those who copy the past have doomed their future. When companies or agencies search for disruptive and innovative strateg...

Hacking for Defense in Silicon Valley

Steve Blank | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Steve Blank

Lead, follow or get the heck out of the way. In peacetime the U.S. military is an immovable and inflexible bureaucracy. In wartime it can adapt and adopt organizational change with startling speed. BMNT, a new Silicon Valley company, is combining the Lean Methods it learned in combat with the technology expertise and speed of startups.

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Evidence-based Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Reinventing Life Science Startups - Medical Devices and Digital Health

Steve Blank | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

What if we could increase productivity and stave the capital flight by helping Life Sciences startups build their companies more efficiently? We're g...

Reinventing Life Science Startups-Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Steve Blank | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the e...

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.