Lean Startup Machine was conceived to help entrepreneurs validate or invalidate their product ideas in an intense, no-holds-barred bootcamp atmosphere. But Jabe and Simon thought it might serve a second purpose: to jump-start the staff at TLC into thinking about their work differently, bringing coworkers together, and perhaps spurring creativity in (and out of) the office. So earlier this year, Simon, Jabe and 40 TLC employees piled onto a bus chartered for Washington, DC. They had a handful of ideas they thought had some potential. But they had no idea what they were really getting into.
TLC + LSM was an immensely rewarding -- and, at times, extremely challenging -- experience for everyone who was involved. We believe that this two-day workshop significantly changed the way we do business. Last Friday, Simon gave a talk at SFAgile to discuss the uses of Lean Startup within a corporate culture.