Posted on May 10, 2017 by steveblank
I did a fun fireside chat with one of my most favorite people – Sebastian Thrun – at the Udacity conference. Sebastian is the embodiment of a renaissance person. I first heard about him when his driverless car won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. He founded Google X and led the development of the Google self-driving car. He was a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford and before that at Carnegie Mellon University.
And he asks great questions.
If you can’t see the video click here
1:17 Hacking for Defense (Why did we create it? What is it?)
3:30 Lean Startup (What is it? How it started, How did the class get on Udacity)
5:30 Pricing (Customer Validation, Sales, Pricing)
8:30 Customer Discovery (What is the Lean Stack)
10:13 What Advice Would You Give to Yourself at 18?
12:37 Small Businesses vs. Scalable Startups (Should I take Risk Capital)
15:48 Can you Teach Entrepreneurship?
19:03 What’s the Craziest Problem I’ve Ever Seen? (The Navy SEAL’s)
21:25 How Do You Find Out What Customers Really Want? (Customer Discovery, Pivots)
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