Episode #378: Steve Blank talks Virus Survival Strategies for Business

April 3, 2020

Steve Blank - considered by many to be the father of modern entrepreneurship - returns to Future Squared to talk COVID19 virus survival strategies for business.

Steve is credited with spearheading the customer development movement, which was popularised by his former pupil’s Eric Ries book, under the guise of the lean startup.

We discussed the specific steps that startup CEOs, and to an extent leaders at large organisations too, should be taking in order to not just survive COVID19, but with some luck, come out the other side stronger.

Specifically, we talked:

●       Startup runway, and why it’s no time to move slowly if yours is short

●       Whether COVID19 is a 3 month, 1 year or 3 year problem

●       Whether you need a new business model and operating plan

●       New opportunities presented by COVID19

●       Managing board and investor expectations

●       Compassionate leadership

●       and more…

So with that, it is with much pleasure that I welcome back to the show, the one and only, Steve Blank.

Show Notes:

Blog: https://steveblank.com/2020/03/17/the-virus-survival-strategy-for-your-startup/

Blog 2: https://steveblank.com/2020/03/19/action-today-for-cfos/

Twitter: @sgblank


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About steve glaveski

Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.

Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley books, Time Rich, and Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.

When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.

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