Corporate Lean Startup, Co-Director Stanford Technology Ventures.

Philip Bouchard is the founder and CEO of TrustedPeer Entrepreneurship, providing insights from entrepreneurship thought leaders to a community of 5,000 educators, center directors, program managers and administrators from academia, government and industry.

Riitta Katila is W. M. Keck Chaired Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).  Her research is in the intersection of technology strategy and organizational learning, using machine learning, statistical analysis and mixed methods.

She is an expert on innovation, competition, and entrepreneurship in large firms, and her current research centers on responsible and inclusive innovation initiatives. Dr. Katila is also the Co-director of STVP’s PEAK Initiative (Principled Entrepreneurship: Action & Knowledge) on purposeful entrepreneurship.

In our session, Ritta was asked twenty-three probing questions on the Lean Startup Method.  Some topics discussed:  (1) Is lean startup now the lingua franca (“one of a kind”) of innovation, (2) how ubiquitous is Lean in corporations in the U. S. and globally, (3) what are the frontiers of a company’s competition network? (5) can embracing diversity be taught and how could you do it?, (5) is the growth in entrepreneurship centers and programs over the past ten years driving the growth in Unicorns?



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