Is the Business Model Canvas a Template, Method, or Mindset?
The business model canvas, and its sister format the lean canvas, has become cemented in the lexica of entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation. While its form is familiar to many, its use is quite varied. The relative experience and skill with which it is wielded is a significant factor, but justRead More
Leadership with a Capital ‘Lee’
As my ties to Lee Iacocca include Chrysler and Lehigh University, when he passed away this week at the age of 94, I was honored when IndustryWeek asked me to write a tribute to him. Many tributes will focus on facts and events, but I wanted to focus more onRead More
Who is really the student?
One of my favorite ways to give back is teaching and coaching on campus. This is especially true for entrepreneurs. When I was an Entrepreneur in Residence for Lehigh University in 2006, I mentored 4 student-run companies. Although I won’t claim it was because of my mentoring, 3 of theRead More
4 Lean Bloggers at the CONNSTEP Conference
Last Thursday I was delivering a keynote titled Changing Behaviors Through Daily Actions for CONNSTEP’s annual conference in Hartford, CT. It was a nice opportunity for 4 lean bloggers to meet and chat, and of course present. Here are the 4 of us. Yup, I’m feeling a bit short. FromRead More
Join me at these upcoming talks
I don’t spend a lot of time speaking at events as most of my time in coaching in the field. However, I have two opportunities remaining this year that I’m excited to share with you. On November 11th in Hartford, Connecticut, I will be keynoting for the CONNSTEP Manufacturing andRead More
Cultivating a Global Village
Today I participated in Lehigh University’s Global Village program run by the Iacocca Institute. It brings together well over 100 students, many of whom are in their twenties, for a 6 week learning experience every summer from every corner of the globe – Russia, China, Israel, France, Brazil – pickRead More