Business

We Have A Moral Obligation

I was in Boston and was interviewed by The Growth Show about my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies.The interviewer was great and managed to get me to summarize several years of learning in one podcast.

It’s worth a listen.

At the end of the interview I got surprised by a great question – “What’s the Problem that Still Haunts You?”  I wasn’t really prepared for the question but gave the best answer I could on the fly.

Part of the answer is the title of this blog post.

Listen to the entire interview here:
Taking the Lean Startup From Silicon Valley to Corporations and the State and Defense Department

Or just parts of the interview:
1:20  Failure and Lessons Learned

2:35  The origins of the Lean Startup
3:35  Startups are not smaller versions of a larger company
6:22  What’s Customer Development
7:11  Agile Engineering – Eric Ries
8:05  Business Model Canvas – Alexander Osterwalder
8:43  The Three Components of the Lean Startup
10:01 Lean in Corporations
11:17 Why Lean is Hard in Companies
13:15 Startups can do Anything Illegal
13:36 Incumbents as Rent Seekers
14:50 Companies can only do things that are legal
15:26 Risk Capital reinventing industries
17:08 Government Agency innovation limitations
18:45 What Drives Innovation?
20:18 Is Innovation doomed in Companies and Government?
22:37 A Continuous Innovation Culture vs An Execution Culture
23:59 The Three Horizons of Innovation
26:33 Allocating Innovation $’s to each Horizon
27:45 Why Does the Government need to be Innovative?
30:18 Innovation Insurgents in the DOD and IC
32:05 No Innovation Pipeline, Guidance or Metrics
32:55 Teaching Lean
34:32 The Start of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps
35:53 Hacking for Defense
37:36 Hacking for Diplomacy
39:04 Hacking for Energy, Hacking for Non Profits, Hacking for X..
40:54 National Service
41:39 Moral Obligations

Filed under: Corporate Innovation, Customer Development, Hacking For Defense, Hacking for Diplomacy, Lean LaunchPad, NSF (National Science Foundation), Teaching

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