Podcast #219 – Interview With Tristan Kromer on #LeanStartup Coaching


Joining me for episode #219 is Tristan Kromer, a professional “Lean Startup” coach who works with startups around the world and volunteers for the non-profit Lean Startup Circle.

In this episode, we discuss topics including how he got involved in the Lean Startup movement, the difference between a coach and a consultant, and lessons from various startups. When are you “pivoting” versus just giving up on an idea? Tristan also talks about why being data driven and scientific “is the aspiration” and why somebody who “starts from a profound state of ignorance” can be helpful by asking the right questions.

You can find Tristan on Twitter @trikro and via his blog. Read his bio here.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/219.

For earlier episodes of my podcast, visit the main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple Podcasts.  You can also subscribe and listen via Stitcher.

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.



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