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Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business

Steve Blank

Steve Blank teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley's Haas Business School, the joint Berkeley/Columbia MBA program, and at the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering. Over the last 33 years, he has been part of or co-founded eight Silicon Valley start-ups. Blank serves on the California Coastal Commission and is on the board Audubon California, UC Santa Cruz Foundation and the California League of Conservation Voters.

Posts by Steve Blank

11-20-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Impact! NYU Scales the Lean LaunchPad
11-12-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Corporate Skunk Works Need to Die
11-3-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook
10-24-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better – Value Proposition Design
10-6-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Watching My Students Grow
9-23-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The Woodstock of K-12 education
9-16-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How to Find the Right Co-Founders
9-15-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Translational Medicine Will Never be the Same
9-9-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: The Inventure Cycle
9-3-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Founders Should Know How to Code
8-7-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould
7-23-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Getting Lean in Education — By Getting Out of the Classroom
7-8-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The Path of Our Lives
7-1-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level
6-26-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum
6-20-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Lean May Save Your Life – The I-Corps @ NIH
6-17-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2
6-10-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1
5-29-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Three Things I Learned on Commencement Day
4-28-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Innovating Municipal Government Culture
4-23-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?
4-15-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?New Lessons Learned from Berkeley and Stanford Lean LaunchPad Classes
3-31-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?ESADE Business School Commencement Speech
3-26-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Internal Ventures are Different from External Startups
3-18-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Get the Heck Out of the Building in Founders School Part 2
3-12-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Beyond the Lemonade Stand: How to Teach High School Students Lean Startups
3-5-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why Companies are not Startups
2-25-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Is This Startup Ready for Investment?
2-19-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How to be Smarter than Your Investors — Continuous Customer Discovery
2-11-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?What I Learned by Flipping the MOOC
2-6-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Sometimes it Pays to Be a Jerk
1-29-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Time for Founders School
1-24-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Engineering a Regional Tech Cluster — Part 3 of Bigger in Bend
1-22-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Early-stage Regional Venture Funds–Part 2 of 3 of Bigger in Bend
1-20-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Bigger in Bend – Building a Regional Startup Cluster, Part 1 of 3
1-14-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Do Pivots Matter?
1-6-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Tesla and Adobe: Why Continuous Deployment May Mean Continuous Customer Disappointment
1-2-14Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lessons Learned in Therapeutics
12-20-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lessons Learned in Medical Devices
12-19-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lessons learned in digital health
12-17-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?We’ve seen the future of translational medicine and it’s disruptive
12-10-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How Do You Want to Spend the Next 4 Years of Your Life?
11-25-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?It’s time to play Moneyball: The investment readinesslevel
11-21-13Science & Technology: What's on your mind?When Product Features Disappear – Amazon, Apple, Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers
11-18-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Revenue Streams
11-13-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Well, they ‘should’ be our customers
11-12-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lean LaunchPad for life sciences – distribution channels
11-11-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?A New Way to Look at Competitors
11-7-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lean goes better with Coke – the future of corporate innovation
11-4-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Lean LaunchPad for Life Sciences – Value Proposition and Customers
10-28-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?300 Teams in 2 Years
10-14-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?This will save us years — Lean LaunchPad for Life Science
9-17-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The Air Force Academy gets lean
9-5-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Why real learning is outside the building, not demo day
8-26-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How to get meetings with people too busy to see you
8-21-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Reinventing life science startups – evidence-based entrepreneurship
8-20-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Reinventing life science startups – medical devices and digital health
8-19-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Reinventing life science startups – therapeutics and diagnostics
8-5-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How Kevin O’Connor and FindTheBest Got Lean
7-30-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Building Great Founding Teams
7-22-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?An MVP is not a cheaper product. It’s about smart learning
7-15-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Your computer may already be hacked — NSA inside?
7-9-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Don’t give away your board seats
6-25-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Strangling Innovation: Tesla versus ‘Rent Seekers’
6-18-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The Lean LaunchPad Educators Class
6-11-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Fund raising is a means, not an end
6-3-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Who’s doing the learning?
5-15-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Playing it safe will get you nowhere
5-13-13Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Guns and cyber security
5-2-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?China startups — the Gold Rush and fire extinguishers
4-29-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Fly high
4-16-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?When Hell froze over – in The Harvard Business Review
4-15-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley
4-12-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The rise of Chinese venture capital (part 3 of 5)
4-11-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?China’s Torch Program: The glow that can light the world (part 2 of 5)
4-11-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?China: The sleeper awakens (part 1 of 5)
2-26-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Failure and redemption
2-19-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Crazy enough to change the world
2-7-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Entrepreneurs Experience — do it and learn it
1-30-13Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Qualcomm’s corporate entrepreneurship program — lessons learned (part 2)
1-28-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Designing a corporate entrepreneurship program – A Qualcomm case study (part 1 of 2)
1-23-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Back to Colombia: Vive La Revolución Emprendedora!
1-21-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Don’t underestimate the undergraduates
1-14-13Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The endless frontier: U.S. science and national industrial policy (part 1)
12-26-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Завзятість – Tenacity: How I spent a year one night in Kiev
12-14-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Developing a 21st-century entrepreneurship curriculum
12-12-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Customer development in a diagram
12-3-12Business & EconomicsOther Subjects: What's on your mind?The future of corporate innovation and entrepreneurship
11-27-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Open-source entrepreneurship
11-23-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Careers start by peeling potatoes
11-13-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Customer development in Japan: A history lesson
11-6-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Entrepreneurs as dissidents
11-1-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?10,000 startups — Startup Weekend Next
10-22-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?How we fight — cofounders in love and war
10-17-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?How to get a VC meeting — the flowchart
10-8-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Startup communities: Building regional clusters
8-28-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Vision versus hallucination — founders and pivots
8-21-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?When Microsoft threatened to sue us over the letter ‘E’
7-30-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Lying on your resume
7-24-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Unrequited love
5-2-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyWhy innovation dies
4-3-12Business & EconomicsScience & TechnologyScience & Technology: What's on your mind?Blinded by the light — The epiphany
3-29-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyNail the customer-development manifesto to the wall
3-14-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & Technology2012 Lean LaunchPad presentations — Part 2 of 2
3-7-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & Technology2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations — Part 1 of 2
3-6-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologySearch versus Execute
2-27-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Killing your startup by listening to customers
2-17-12Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Who dares wins — 2nd annual int’l business model competition
1-8-12Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Why the movie industry can’t innovate and the result is SOPA
12-21-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyThe government starts an incubator: The NSF Innovation Corps
12-15-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyThe startup team
11-30-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?You’ll be dead soon — carpe diem
11-15-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyScientists unleashed
11-1-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologySteel in their eyes — Why VCs should be startup CEOs
10-20-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?How the iPhone got tail fins — Part 2 of 2
10-18-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?How the iPhone got tail fins — Part 1 of 2
10-10-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Nokia as ‘He who must not be named’ and the Helsinki Spring
10-7-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?The Helsinki Spring
9-22-11Business & EconomicsScience & TechnologyScience & Technology: What's on your mind?How to build a web startup — Lean Launchpad Edition
9-16-11Business & EconomicsBusiness & Economics: What's on your mind?Why governments don’t ‘get’ startups
9-16-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?The pay-it-forward culture
8-30-11Science & TechnologyScience & Technology: What's on your mind?Top science & technology innovations of the decadeIt’s not how big it is — it’s how well it performs: The startup genome compass
8-9-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Bonfire of the Vanities: Marketing vs. sales
8-2-11Business & Economics: What's on your mind?Eureka! A new era for scientists and engineers