Lean Change and the Choices Ahead

The practice of the lean startup is barely a decade old, but it is here to stay. As I hope this book has shown, lean represents a radical and alternative path to innovation. Its effectiveness is being proven every day in the private sector as new companies that use lean startup techniques find ways to drive astonishing changes in commerce. More and more nonprofits and government agencies are proving that lean techniques work in the social sector as well.

Its staying power lies as much in its effectiveness as in the ways in which it is born of the defining technologies of our era. While the basic focus on people’s experience (customers), experimentation, and speed seems that it could have emerged at ...

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