Episode 106

Lean Impact with Ann Mei Chang

Episode 106

Lean Impact with Ann Mei Chang

by goldenburggroup

MVP, as defined by Eric Ries of Lean Startup Co: Minimum Viable Product

Today Dolph talks about a different kind of MVP with Ann Mei Chang, author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good. Ann Mei draws upon the work of Eric Ries in defining and optimizing the Minimum Viable Product approach when tackling issues for the betterment of our world.

*****Timestamped Highlights*****

(2:00) Dolph accidentally skips words when he reads(!)
(3:55) How California nonprofit Code for America used the MVP approach
(6:25) “The Amazon of Lower Africa”
(9:09) The Grand Master Plan – why it’s the best thing since sliced bread – or is it??
(10:33) How to fail small

The minimum viable product approach can help us better understand how to avoid failure and maximize the benefit of what we’re doing.

(14:45) The Build—Measure—Learn Feedback Loop
(17:50) Orangutans – A Love Story
(22:19) 1200 words now, the beach later
(24:24) Catalog dreams dashed


Lean Impact: www.leanimpact.org
Ann Mei’s book is available at Amazon and at brick-and-mortar bookstores


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