Robin Good: The Lean LaunchPad is a free online course taught by Steve Blank and based on the course by the same name that he teaches at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Caltech and for the National Science Foundation.
In his words: "It is the foundation every entrepreneur should have to build a successful startup."
"Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur-turned-educator who is changing how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is being taught. He created the Customer Development methodology that launched the lean startup movement, and wrote about the process in his first book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany. His second book, The Startup Owner's Manual, is a step-by-step guide to building a successful company."
The course expected average completion time is estimated in two to four weeks.
Having taken a few minutes to actually listen to the protesters and read through the 99 Percent blog, we've discovered it's quite simple to find out what the Wall Street occupiers want. We've compiled the grievances here, organized into five major issues.
By altering the flow of resources, community currencies take power away from multinationals and put it in the hands of more accountable local entities. While community currencies can't be too similar to or compete with national money, most countries allow it and some, like Venezuela and the E.U., support their development. Mediating underemployment and poverty are often prime motivators, or specific purposes like small-business incubation, caregiving for seniors, community gardens, or providing healthcare for the uninsured, according to CNN.
In this 45-minute, participatory class held in Dewey Square, site of Occupy Boston, economist Julie Matthaei introduces the many ways we can begin to build an economy "for the 99%." By making choices and actions in our everyday economic lives that...
Where a hot dog stand now is the main lunchtime option for city workers in this distressed Bay Area town, soon they'll be able to choose from steel-cut oatmeal, goat cheese empanadas and white bean and kale stew, prepared in a mobile cafe.