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Lean Startup – Entering the Enterprise?

On August 3rd, the first LeanCamp Stuttgart took place. I’d like to say a big thank you to the organizing team, especially Daniel Bartel and to the event location: Coworking0711, the one and only co-working space in Stuttgart.

It was a great event, hugely inspiring – and very intense. All of that I had expected, actually hoped for.

But what quite surprised me was the number of corporate participants at the event.

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Lean Startup News: 1st Leancamp in Stuttgart and more …

Lean Startup is becoming more and more mainstream in the startup world in Germany as well, and consequently, the first Leancamp in Stuttgart is coming up on August 3. There’s a new software app that supports Lean Startup in the enterprise, and Lean Startup made it on the cover of the Harvard Business Review.

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Lean Startup Misconceptions

LeanStartupLike many young entrepreneurs as well as veterans of the technology industry, I’m a huge fan of the Lean Startup approach as described by Eric Ries in his famous book. For readers not familiar with this approach, see Wikipedia for a quick summary or Eric’s website for the principles.

But recently, I’m seeing articles that are a little more critical, for example GigaOm reporting from the Lean Startup Conference in December 2012 where Marc Andreessen weighed in:

Marc stated that not all startups should be lean startups – and that investors should not automatically reject a company that is not using  this popular approach.

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Obama’s Wiederwahl – Technologie im Dienst der Politik

Heute bin ich auf einen Hintergrundartikel gestoßen, der die Rolle der IT-ler bei der Wiederwahl von Obama beleuchtet. Im Original auf theatlantic.com heisst der Artikel “When the Nerds Go Marching In” – gefunden habe ich ihn über die re-publizierte Version auf businessinsider.com, hier unter dem Titel: “40 Engineers Worked 14-Hour Days, 7 Days A Week To Get Obama Reelected—Here Is Their Story“. Der Artikel ist lang und teilweise etwas schwierig zu lesen, aber er enthält so viele interessante Aspekte, dass er sich wirklich lohnt.

Ein paar besondere Highlights aus meiner Sicht:

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