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Veterans

These 12 Remarkable Veterans Changed Business Forever

Since World War II, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America.

5 Lessons I Learned Following Steve Blank's 'The Four Steps to the Epiphany'

The "Four Steps" is the best way to validate your idea. It does not make your idea a great one.

8 of the Greatest Commencement Quotes From Business Leaders

Who couldn't use a shot of inspiration and wisdom at graduation -- or all the time? These eight business leaders brought some serious game to their commencement speeches.

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

What fledgling healthcare entrepreneurs learned from Steve Blank's Lean LaunchPad might surprise you.

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.

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