Friday, September 16, 2016

The Lean Start Up

The Lean Start Up: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries.

While working at Gap Inc. concepts from this book were frequently leveraged. I learned by doing. After leaving Gap I read the book and see we implemented some of the concepts well and others, less so.

This is a great book worthy of study. I created a book summary using my kindle highlights. The summary is almost entirely excerpts from the book. My goal was to create a reference or study guide for myself and to share with others. If you haven't read the book and don't have the time to read the whole book (takes maybe a few days) then this summary is worth your time to read. If you only want to review the key concepts - it is probably not for you.

If I had it to do over again I would have synthesized more and excerpted less.  Live and learn.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Agile Leadership Video Interview

My friend Bob Payne from LitheSpeed who does the Agile Toolkit Podcast series interviewed me yesterday. The topic was Agile Leadership and he published the video interview on LitheSpeed's youtube channel so I thought I'd share. It was an engaging talk with Bob about agile leadership.