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Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
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pcalento011
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pcalento011,
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6/28/2012 | 11:47:07 AM
re: Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
Perspectives or management philosophies are like diets. While you can debate the merits of each, ultimately following through on one ultimately yields better results than doing nothing. Why? You're thinking about the process. To me, that's a silver bullet ... and that silver bullet "could" be the lean approach. --Paul Calento http://bit.ly/paul_calento
MyW0r1d
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MyW0r1d,
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6/25/2012 | 1:33:24 PM
re: Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
Well I personally tend to follow the Sun Tzu, Bossidy and Charan philosophy that without execution they are all only also rans. I believe though that rather than coming and going, they represent an evolution. I was in the Tactical Air Command for instance when Gen Creech made TQM a household phrase throughout the command and MOB was fashionable. I see some of both in Six Sigma.

I haven't read the book, but your description sounds like so much of a rehash of many basic "lean" methodologies championed during the past 24 months perhaps focused to startups in order to sell a book. Innovative? At least 5 years old, but as long as rehashing someone else's ideas still sells... Some quick calculations, 33 minus 18-24 months to write the article and another 18-24 for research may put the author a couple of good years out of college. A sound experience base to identify the silver bullet of the moment? I used the word fashion earlier because I see these models comparable to the fashion industry, fads that come and go only to be rehashed and labeled innovative years later. Give me Sun Tzu, W.Edwards Deming, and these any day for companies with long term vision.
PatrickH
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PatrickH,
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6/23/2012 | 4:44:47 PM
re: Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
Oh my. I've been around long enough to remember that I forgot about them. Quality circles may have been the very first cure-all I personally encountered. Thanks for the jog.
rlewine194
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rlewine194,
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6/22/2012 | 11:20:12 PM
re: Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
How about Jugaad? Another silver bullet? "A Hindi slang word, jugaad (pronounced "joo-gaardh") translates to an improvisational style of innovation that's driven by scarce resources and attention to a customer's immediate needs, not their lifestyle wants.Gǥ Still waiting for the globalization on this one. And, don't forget Quality Circles, Patrick.

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EricLundquist,
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6/22/2012 | 7:53:18 PM
re: Lean Startup Concept No Silver Bullet
fat or lean? Sounds like a choice at a deli. Remember the Enron "asset-light" strategy? Don't hear much about that one anymore.


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