Lean Startup and Entrepreneurship

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What was the initial approach of the author towards failed products?

Viewing them as technical problems with technical solutions.

What did the author think were necessary to fix the technical problems initially perceived?

Better architecture, engineering process, discipline, focus, or product vision.

Why did the author read extensively and seek mentorship in Silicon Valley?

To learn about entrepreneurship and management.

What role did the author play in the industry based on the text?

Product development.

What prompted the author to consider new approaches to building a company?

Frequent product failures in the marketplace.

What led the author to be eager for innovative ideas about company building?

Experimental spirit of their cofounders.

What type of approach does the introduction of the text suggest entrepreneurs should focus on?

Understanding customer needs

What was the author's initial view regarding failed products in the marketplace?

Technical problems requiring technical solutions

How did the author's attempts to fix the technical problems in product development lead to?

More failure

What did the author do to seek new ideas about building a company?

Read extensively and sought mentorship

What path did the author's journey to entrepreneurship and management take?

A circuitous path

What role did the author typically play in the industry?

Product development side

What did the author study in Japan that influenced their entrepreneurial journey?

Lean Startup

How did the Lean Startup movement begin to spread globally?

By the establishment of local in-person groups

What did the author find challenging when introducing Lean Startup ideas to others?

Resistance due to established norms

What made the author's experience unique compared to conventional wisdom?

Challenging traditional startup practices

In what way did the author share their insights about Lean Startup initially?

On a blog called Startup Lessons Learned

What impact did the Lean Startup movement have on entrepreneurship?

It made entrepreneurship accessible to a new generation of founders

What was the author's main goal in refining and developing the theory of the Lean Startup?

To eliminate waste in startups

In what industries are entrepreneurs applying Lean Startup principles?

In every conceivable industry

Where has the author had the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs?

In all sizes of companies, different industries, and even government

What motivated the author to work on refining the Lean Startup theory?

To find ways to reduce waste in startups

Where did the author's work on Lean Startup principles take him?

From venture capitalists to Fortune 500 boardrooms and even the Pentagon

What led to the emergence of the Lean Startup movement according to the text?

Discussion and application of Lean Startup ideas by entrepreneurs

What did the author discover during their travels to various countries and continents?

Signs of a new entrepreneurial renaissance

How did the author's experience with the Lean Startup movement differ from conventional thinking?

It contradicted the idea that new ideas never work

What did entrepreneurs do as part of forming local in-person groups, as per the text?

Discussed and applied Lean Startup ideas

In what way did the Lean Startup movement impact entrepreneurship according to the text?

Blossomed into a global innovation movement

What response did the author receive when they started writing and speaking about their experiences with Lean Startup?

Confusion from even those in Silicon Valley innovation hub

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