Book now for free Lean Startup masterclasses – this Feb

January 24, 2017

Intro Your second opportunity to learn about Lean Startup and apply it to your own idea(s) and business. Read on, or apply now here. What’s this all about The following event is run over two days, Feb 8th and 15th. Attendance at both is mandatory. Sessions run from 9-5 each day. Following the success of […]

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Join us at Lean North East event on 6th Dec at Campus North

November 22, 2016

… and we’re Back! Join us for an exciting evening with the (re)launch of Lean North East, on 6th December at 5.30 pm (for 6) at Campus North. Lean Startup for Business Innovation The focus of the evening is ‘Why are we Using Lean Startup for Business Innovation’? The evening consists of early drinks and […]

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Sign up for my open Lean Startup workshops at School of Tech!

June 20, 2016

Intro I would like to introduce Newcastle’s brand new School of Tech – an initiative brought to you by the Sharpe family, more details below. In particular I’d like to introduce you to an open course I’m running this summer called “What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Would you have a Lean Startup?” […]

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The Search Manifesto

May 16, 2016

Wingsuit intro Moving on from anything one has committed to is always something of a leap into the unknown. If only it was as polished as Brandon Mikesell flying down the mountainside towards Chamonix…! This post is intended to guide readers about what I plan to do next. The name which sprang to mind is […]

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Spring pastures

April 5, 2016

Exit stage left – digitally March was my last month working at Dynamo North East, a social enterprise which Charlie Hoult and I have bootstrapped over the last two years; and which Charlie co-founded with Bob Paton. Whilst I’m sad to move on, I believe we’ve created good things together (also this post from the […]

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Lean Innovation cross-post: “Unfolding plans 164 – challenging assumptions”

January 11, 2016
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Introduction This is the third of three cross-posts from Phil Jackman’s blog – about his experiences learning and applying Lean Startup / Lean Innovation lessons to Durham County Council’s ICT Department. Cross-post from Phil Jackman The Lean Start-up training is paying dividends already.  No, I haven’t invented some new product that is going to cure […]

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Lean Innovation cross-post: “Unfolding plans 151 – Employee engagement and culture”

January 8, 2016
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Introduction This is the second of three cross-posts from Phil Jackman’s blog – about his experiences learning and applying Lean Startup / Lean Innovation lessons to Durham County Council’s ICT Department. Cross-post from Phil Jackman This week is flying by.  It’s day four of National customer Service Week already.  I’m still wearing my Institute of […]

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Lean Innovation cross-post: “Unfolding plans 130 – Lean start up”

January 7, 2016
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Introduction This is the first of three cross-posts from Phil Jackman’s blog – about his experiences learning and applying Lean Startup / Lean Innovation lessons to Durham County Council’s ICT Department. Cross-post from Phil Jackman Lean start up sounded an interesting concept.  Justin, one of my colleagues at Dynamo was telling me about it.  In […]

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Lean Innovation at Durham County Council

January 6, 2016
This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Intro As per my previous posts – and part of a series – I am becoming increasingly interested in Lean Innovation. Phil Jackman, Head of ICT for County Durham – who I know through my work at Dynamo North East – asked me to deliver my two-part Lean Startup and Business Model Canvas workshops and set the context […]

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Business improvement from Lean Innovation

January 5, 2016
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Lean Innovation

Introduction A recap post of my delivery relating to Lean Startup and Lean Innovation, and part of a series I’m posting on the latter. My recent work My first piece of delivery relating to Lean Startup was two years ago: “Workshop: Lean Startup in an Established Business”. From there, I have been giving workshops & assistance for […]

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