Lean Blog Interviews — 162: Patrick Vlaskovits and Brant Cooper

My guests for episode #162 are Patrick Vlaskovits (@pv) and Brant Cooper (@brantcooper), previously guests on episode #99. I recently ran into them at the Lean Startup Conference and today we are speaking about their newest book (coming in February) The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets. You can learn more and pre-order via their website: www.LeanEntrepreneur.co In this episode, we talk about: – What is Lean Entrepreneurship? – How does Lean create disruptive innovations? – Why is it better to fail fast and learn your idea isn’t viable sooner rather than later? – Why is “follow your passion” really bad advice? – What’s a value stream in the context of a startup? – Why would data “inform decisions” rather than make them? Their books: – The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Market – The Entrepreneur2019s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany To point others to this, use the simple URL: www.leanblog.org/162. You can find links to posts related to this podcast there, as well. Please leave a comment and join the discussion about the podcast episode. For earlier episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. You can also listen to streaming episodes of the podcast via Stitcher: http://landing.stitcher.com/?vurl=leanblog If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.