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How Lean Educators and Battlefield Lessons Are Solving Big Problems

Silicon Valley has given modern life many improvements, search engines, social connection, smart phones, online shopping, health monitoring, ride shares and more.  It’s changed daily life.  Can you imagine getting along without a smartphone, which are only fourteen years old?

One less known but powerful outgrowth from “the Valley” is the way problem solutions and creative innovation are changing the world in subtle ways. Lean Launch Pad is expanding to other applications thanks to dot-comers who paused and looked back over their experience.  Fifteen years ago one digital founder, Steve Blank, documented his final startup business writing a book about the process called the ‘Four Steps to the Ephiphany’.  In it he described a customer development process and, in so doing, began the phenomenon of lean, evidenced-based planning.


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