This presentation builds on Steve Blank's three stage model for the evolution of scalable startups. Steve Blank's three stages are Startup, Transition, and Company. The above "Lean Startup Lifecycle" includes these three stages as well as illustrates other ideas such as Problem-Solution Fit, Product-Market Fit, and Business Model Fit/Scaling. Unlike in Steve Blank's approach, the Lean Startup Lifecycle presents the OTHER Loop as tool for solving novel (emergent) and routine (deliberate) problems when building a scalable startup.
The Lean Startup Lifecycle can be used as a descriptive tool to comprehensively explain the evolution of scalable startups as well as a prescriptive tool or roadmap for guiding the development of scalable startups or Billion Dollar Companies. The Lean Startup Lifecycle posits that every Billion Dollar $tartup goes through forms in its lifecycle: Adaptive Startup; Shaping Startup; Transition; Visionary Company; Classic Company.