#4 Steve Blank, Serial Entrepreneur , Adjunct Professor Stanford University

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Steve Blank is an adjunct professor at Stanford and a co-founder of the Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation. Steve consults for the National Security establishment on innovation methods, processes, policies, and doctrine. His book The Four Steps to the Epiphany is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement. He created the curriculum for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps. At Stanford he co-created the Department of Defense Hacking for Defense and Department of State Hacking for Diplomacy curriculums. His follow-on book The Startup Owner’s Manual described a process for turning ideas into scale and his Harvard Business Review cover story redefined how large organizations can innovate at speed. Steve's latest class at Stanford, Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition, is providing crucial insight on how technology will shape all the elements of national power.

Steve co-created the Lean Startup movement. He has been part of, or co-founded eight Silicon Valley startups. These have run the gamut from semiconductors, video games, personal computers, and supercomputers. (MIPS, Zilog, Rocket Science, SuperMac, Convergent Technologies, Ardent, ESL) Steve's last company was E.piphany, an enterprise software company.

Discussion Topics: 
  • The role Universities play in the National Security Industrial Base
  • The Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation @ Stanford 
  • Delivering MVP's with speed and scale faster than our advisaries
  • Semi- Conductors , Where were heading/Globalization
  • The Future National Security Landscape  
  • OODA Loops
#4 Steve Blank, Serial Entrepreneur , Adjunct Professor Stanford University
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