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.
Articles/Blogs/Commentary on the talk or related content:
- Ex-‘Outsider’ Chips Away at School Procurement Process in N.Y.C. by Michele Molnar
- Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach by Doug Herbert
- With New Technology, N.Y.C. Paves Way for Open Data by Benjamin Herold
- When Lean Startup Arrives in a Trojan Horse by Bronwen Clune
- Lean is Serious and Here to Stay by Rose Powell
- What It Takes For Startups to Work with New York City’s Schools on EdSurge
- Why New York City schools need your help by Steven Hodas