John Shook – #Lean Production Meets #LeanStartup | Mark Graban’s notes

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Michel Baudin‘s insight:

The Lean Enterprise Institute’s John Shook shared the stage with “Lean Startup” author Eric Ries at a conference in San Francisco.

I was wondering whether Shook would in any way endorse Ries’s ideas as having anything to do with Lean. Mark’s notes show no evidence of that. It seems that Shook essentially explained his background at Toyota and NUMMI.

“The Lean Startup” is a good read. The ideas are reasonable, plausible, and well explained, including the “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP) and “pivoting.” In fact, they have taken root in the vocabulary of software entrepreneurs, at least here in Silicon Valley.

But are they, in any way, related to Lean?

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