5 “Military Secrets” Behind Steve Blank’s Entrepreneurial Success

Why the famed entrepreneur and author credits the military for advantages his civilian counterparts just didn’t have.

For years, entrepreneur and author Steve Blank kept a secret from the people he worked with in Silicon Valley, he told me recently. The secret was that he’d first learned about technology and leadership in the U.S. Air Force.

If you’re into entrepreneurship and customer development, you probably know Blank.

He’s credited along with his former student, author Eric Ries, with developing the lean start-up paradigm. He’s a serial entrepreneur who had big failures (Rock Star Games) and great successes (Epihpany, sold for $329 million in 2005), and a best-selling author in his own right. (His books, The Four Steps to the Epiphany and The Startup Owner’s Manual are perennial Amazon bestsellers.)

Please follow this link to Inc. magazine to read the rest of the article about Columbia Business School lecturer and Air Force veteran, Steve Blank (written by Bill Murphy Jr.)


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