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GovCast tells the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We share the untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

Dec 6, 2018

This episode features Steve Blank, entrepreneur, founder of the Lean Startup movement and original Silicon Valley-er. Blank founded eight companies and authored two books about executing startup business models. Although he retired in 1999, he hasn't stopped spreading his knowledge and experiences by teaching entrepreneurship courses at Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and beyond —courses that have even been adopted by government. And despite claiming he would have been chosen “lease likely to succeed” in high school, Blank's life has taken him from repairing fighter planes in Thailand during Vietnam to true Silicon Valley entrepreneur.