Steve Blank

Project Grow

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Marketing

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?
Starting a Business

Why Innovation Dies

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

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Starting a Business

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.
Growth Strategies

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.
Starting a Business

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

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