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The Lean Entrepreneur by Eric Ries, Patrick Vlaskovits, Brant Cooper

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7 THE FINAL WORD

Real visionaries are internally driven to make big change. They are committed to disruption. They have an idea, but it is secondary to the change they hope to make. They make mistakes, are wrong—fail—but relentlessly pursue their ambition.

There is no blueprint for true, black-swan, radical, big disruption. Too many variables are involved. Previous economic, technological, and societal transformations create platform layers like Earth ecosystems that drive new innovation and make possible big wins. In our opinion, the best one can do is position oneself for such an occurrence through unrelenting persistence and nonstop experimentation.

Despite what you might think, a graveyard of equally visionary individuals surrounds the well-known entrepreneurial icons of our day.

The value-creation economy is the result of technological and cultural transformations. The uncertainty and volatility in the marketplace mean that companies not only must innovate, but must learn to move faster and be closer to their customers simply to compete in existing markets.

Whether hoping to change the world, change your company, or change the circumstances of your daily life, the time is ripe.

Despite the cries of a lack of innovation in the world, major industries are being disrupted at an increasing rate. Regardless of whether you want to be labeled a visionary, lean startup is a methodology that can help you not only to find a place in the world, but to thrive. Lean startup is a process ...

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