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Steve Blank

Steve Blank is a professor of entrepreneurship and former serial entrepreneur. His latest book is The Startup Owner's Manual.

8 Recent Stories

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

Do Pivots Matter? Yes, in Almost Every Case.

A recent analysis of 39 billion-dollar companies says most stuck to their original vision. Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank argues that isn't true.
January 13, 2014 in Growth Strategies

Steve Blank on Building Great Founding Teams

Getting your startup up and running means building a rock-solid founding team. Here are the factors to consider to help you get there.
July 31, 2013 in Business Management
Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank on Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

On Election Day, serial entrepreneur Steve Blank takes a moment to remember why freedom of speech, expression and thought are critical to entrepreneurship.
November 6, 2012 in Starting a Business
Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

Vision Versus Hallucination -- Founders and Pivots

A pivot should not be an excuse for a lack of a coherent strategy or a lack of impulse control, writes Steve Blank.
August 30, 2012 in Starting a Business
Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

Steve Blank on Being Tenacious

A frustrating early-morning airport experience reminds serial entrepreneur Steve Blank that there's almost always a path to a goal.
July 20, 2012 in Starting a Business
Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

With venture-capital investment flocking to social-media startups, who will back nascent startups innovating in such critical industries as material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices and lif
May 21, 2012 in Social Media
Why Innovation Dies

Why Innovation Dies

Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.
May 2, 2012 in Starting a Business
How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

How to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

Professor Steve Blank says the quickest way to create the next Instagram is to move basic human social needs -- like friendship, dating and sex -- into the digital world.
April 19, 2012 in Starting a Business