The Lean Enterprise: Applying Scalable, Repeatable, and Measurable Innovation in the World's Largest Organizations

Overview

Opportunities and new markets appear unpredictably, and reactingto them quickly and aggressively is more important than ever forlarge enterprises. The monolithic nature of the enterprise,however, is quite often directly at odds with the notions ofinnovation and the lean methodology. For the leaders of suchenterprises, a complete rethinking of strategy is in order.

Enter The Lean Enterprise, which provides enterpriseleaders a detailed examination of the motivations that ...

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Overview

Opportunities and new markets appear unpredictably, and reactingto them quickly and aggressively is more important than ever forlarge enterprises. The monolithic nature of the enterprise,however, is quite often directly at odds with the notions ofinnovation and the lean methodology. For the leaders of suchenterprises, a complete rethinking of strategy is in order.

Enter The Lean Enterprise, which provides enterpriseleaders a detailed examination of the motivations that driveinnovative individuals and the support structures they need todeliver breakthrough products and services within an enterprisecontext. More notably, the book points out examples of the manyfailures of corporate leadership to empower the very innovatorswithin their walls. Spectacularly successful startups, such asTwitter, Pinterest, and Instagram were founded after corporateemployees became fed up with the stifling nature of corporatebureaucracy and decided it was easier, and more profitable, toventure out on their own.

Authors and Lean Startup experts Trevor Owens and Obie Fernandezwill take you through methods, time tables, compensation, andfinancial investment related to successful enterprise innovation.They discuss the limitations of traditional innovation structuresincluding skunk works, innovation labs, and intrepreneurshipprograms while introducing their own solution—the innovationcolony. These concepts are illustrated further through a series ofcase studies and interviews that indicate real-world exampleswithin large enterprises.

With the largest organizations in the world taking note of theobvious advantages of the lean approach, it is only a matter oftime before enterprises level the innovation playing field. TheLean Enterprise: How Corporations Can Innovate Like Startupsshows you how to unlock the hidden potential within yourorganization, today.

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“Owens and Fernandez show us how corporations can leveragelean startup methods and drive innovation through internalincubation, acqui-hires, and strategic investment. The LeanEnterprise provides savvy insights on the organizationalstructures, systems, and processes that will maximize success oddswith corporate entrepreneurship."
Thomas Eisenmann, Harvard Business School, Howard H.Stevenson Professor of Business Administration
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“Owens and Fernandez show us how corporations can leverage lean startup methods and drive innovation through internal incubation, acqui-hires, and strategic investment. The Lean Enterprise provides savvy insights on the organizational structures, systems, and processes that will maximize success odds with corporate entrepreneurship."
Thomas Eisenmann, Harvard Business School, Howard H. Stevenson Professor of Business Administration

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118852170
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 979,405
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

TREVOR OWENS is an entrepreneur and thought leader in LeanStartup methodologies. He is the Founder and CEO of Javelin.com, aninnovation training and software company known for its Lean StartupMachine workshop that has helped tens of thousands of innovators,including those from Google, Salesforce, News Corp, Intuit, andothers, start thousands of new businesses across sixcontinents.
http://leanenterprisebook.com
http://javelin.com

OBIE FERNANDEZ is an avid writer and technologyenthusiast. He works with Owens as the Co-Founder and CTO ofJavelin.com. Fernandez is also author of the best sellingtechnology book The Rails Way and the founder of multiplesuccessful companies, including one of the world’s best knownRuby on Rails web design and development agencies,Hashrocket.
http://obiefernandez.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Roadmap: Introducing the Lean Enterprise 1

Chapter 2 Strategy 19

Chapter 3 Corporate Structure 39

Chapter 4 Compensation 59

Chapter 5 Vision: The Innovation Thesis 71

Chapter 6 Lean Enterprise Process 83

Chapter 7 Experimental Methods 109

Chapter 8 Innovation Accounting 131

Chapter 9 Incubate Internally 149

Chapter 10 Acquire Early 167

Chapter 11 Invest When You Can’t Acquire 185

Chapter 12 Innovation Flow 201

Conclusion 211

About the Author 221

Index 223

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