Bob Dorf

Steve Blank is a driving force in innovation, helping to radically reshape how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is taught. His new Startup Owner's Manual is his latest addition for entrepreneurial practitioners.

Steve created the Customer Development methodology that spawned the Lean Startup movement. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, U.C. and Columbia. His blog, www.steveblank.com, is must reading among entrepreneurs. In 2011, Steve created the Lean LaunchPad, a hands-on class using Customer Development to train students as well as elite teams of scientists selected by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Steve arrived in Silicon Valley in 1978, as boom times began, joining his first of eight startups. After 21 years the results were two deep craters, several base hits, one massive dot-com bubble home run, and immense experiential learning that resulted in his first break-through book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany. Read More chevron_right