Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Keynoting London Intrapreneurship Conference

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I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited as a keynote speaker to the London Intrapreneurship Conference. As you might already know, I’ve been helping large corporations with achieving continuous innovation as a process for some time now through my +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES.

I’m very excited to be sharing what we’ve learned so far, that we now know it is possible to run innovation as a data driven process internally in large companies, that we now have innovation metrics (KPIs) and the management tools needed.

UPDATE: Here are the slides.

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Customer Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Teaching the Lean Launchpad – in Iran!

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So this just happened: I was invited to hold a lecture at the Qazvin Islamic Azad University (QIAU), one of the most successful and private universities in Iran and one of the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the world according to Wikipedia.

After thinking long and hard about what I should focus on at such a fantastic teaching opportunity, I settled on the introductory part of the Lean Launchpad curriculum called “What We Now Know“.  I think it gives the most bang for the bucks – the chance to introduce anybody to what a startup is, what we have been doing wrong in building them, why and what to do instead in a short, comprehensive and actionable lecture.

Me. On stage. In Iran. Below two Ayatollahs. Teaching the Lean Launchpad curriculum. From Stanford and Berkeley, USA.

So, yeah. That’s me. On stage. In Iran. Below two Ayatollahs. Teaching the Lean Launchpad curriculum. From Stanford and Berkeley, USA. With Farsi translator on stage, right.

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Customer Development, Education, entrepreneurship, Lean Startup

Lean Launchpad @ University of Cologne

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Teams presenting their progress

Great things take time. A year from when I was invited to Stanford to be trained by Steve Blank, we finally made it! This week, I started to teach the Lean Launchpad curriculum at the University of Cologne, more specifically at the recently launched university incubator named “Gateway” – the perfect place for it.

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