About the Contributors

JAMES ALLEN is a partner in Bain & Company’s London office and a cohead of the firm’s global strategy practice. He also leads Bain’s Founder’s Mentality 100 initiative. He is a coauthor of a number of best-selling books including Profit from the Core (Harvard Business Review Press, 2010) and The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth (Harvard Business Review Press, June 2016).

STEVE BLANK is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, a senior fellow at Columbia University, and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been either a cofounder or an early employee at eight high-tech startups, and he helped start the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps and the Hacking ...

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