I recently enjoyed hearing my friend Patrick Vlaskovits speak at Google about his new book The Lean Entrepreneur. He and his co-author Brant Cooper gave a nice overview of the new economic recovery and what that means for businesses and startups and spent some time focusing on what innovation inside large organizations could really look like if it functioned well.
The coolest new idea I took away was the "high-hurdle experiment" to surface your early adopters by making them self-qualify. This is what Google did with its If I Had Glass contest. Below are the rest of my notes and takeaways.