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My guests for episode #162 are Patrick Vlaskovits (@pv) and Brant Cooper (@brantcooper), previously guests on episode #99. I recently ran into them at the Lean Startup Conference and today we are speaking about their newest book (coming in February) The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets. You can learn more and pre-order via their website:
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In this episode, we talk about:
- What is Lean Entrepreneurship?
- How does Lean create disruptive innovations?
- Why is it better to fail fast and learn your idea isn’t viable sooner rather than later?
- Why is “follow your passion” really bad advice?
- What’s a value stream in the context of a startup?
- Why would data “inform decisions” rather than “make” them for you?
- The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Market
- The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany
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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.