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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 new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus.