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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.

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Bitcoin launches ATMS, quantifying innovation, Marissa Mayer's no telecommuting policy gets vindicated, Latinas take over, marketers can’t decide if Facebook ads work, Steve Blank gets fired. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.

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.

New York University's Accelerator is Looking to Jump Start Startups

NYU recently unveiled its accelerator Launchpad, hoping to help young entrepreneurs with their ventures.

In Colombia, Vive La Revolucion Emprendedora

The 'lean startup' movement heads to South America, where teams of entrepreneurs in Bogota are learning how to build scalable business models, writes serial entrepreneur Bob Dorf.

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.

Changing the Startup Landscape for Scientists

Professor Steve Blank talks about I-Corps, the National Science Foundation's incubator program for scientists who want to turn inventions into profitable companies.

Steve Blank: Inside the Lean Startup

The professor who popularized the "lean" movement describes his Lean LaunchPad course.

Steve Blank on Top Mistakes That Startups Make

Sure, you might be good at starting a business. But what about building one? Here are some common blunders -- and how to avoid them.

Steve Blank: How to Grow Your Business

From up-selling to unbundling, professor Steve Blank outlines lean strategies for growing your customer base.

Steve Blank on Getting Small Businesses Growing Again

The old ways of doing business no long apply, says professor Steve Blank. Entrepreneurship is exploding among those who grok that.

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.

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.

Startup Owner's Manual: How to 'Get' Customers

Now that you've launched a mobile app or retail website, it's time to 'pull' customers toward you. Here's how.

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 life sciences?

Why Innovation Dies

Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.

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.

Steve Blank and the Big Picture at SXSW 2012

Entrepreneurship professor Steve Blank describes the startup scene at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.

Steve Blank on the Era of the Lean Startup

People are starting to realize that startups are not merely small versions of large corporations. And that's exciting, Steve Blank says.

Is Starting a Business an Art or a Science?

When it comes to launching a business, should you trust your gut or employ a more analytic approach? Professor Steve Blank and behavioral economist Kay-Yut Chen square off.

Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.

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