Steve Hodas’ Lean Startup 2013 Talk Offers Recipe for Re-Invigorating Intrapreneurs

Written by Sean Murphy. Posted in Lean Startup, skmurphy

Steve Hodas packs a lot of insight packed into this 15 minute talk from the Lean Startup 2013 conference. A recent conversation reminded me how much I enjoyed this talk and the savvy approach Hodas outlines for enterprise or large organizations who want to encourage innovation by partnering with startups and re-invigorating intrapreneurs and internal change agents:

  • define an API to share data;
  • elicit support from change agents on the front lines;
  • allow for a lot of experimentation;
  • only pick winners based on results achieved after months of perseverance.

This forces you to create platforms for experimentation, it sends a strong message you are committed to improvement based on results, and forces the entrenched bureaucracy to defend on many fronts instead of attacking the incoming executives new “anointed” solution.

Presenter: Steven Hodas @stevenhodas / NYC Department of Education iZone
Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBxJNFAILw8

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  • SKMurphy, Inc. Quotes For Entrepreneurs December 2016 - SKMurphy, Inc.

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    […] h/t Ben Thompson in “The Amazon Tax” This seems to match the approach Steve Hodas took to reinvigorate innovation in the New York public schools, force them to provide API’s for operational data so that startups could build a plethora of new apps for internal change agents to evaluate and refine. See Steve Hodas’ Lean Startup 2013 Talk Offers Recipe for Re-Invigorating Intrapreneurs […]

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