BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE: SHARING SESSIONS
Fireside Chat: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation in The United States
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The experiment: Business Knowledge Sharing Sessions
With this article, I continue my series BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSIONS. These are educational knowledge-sharing sessions that I organize within the corporate venture I lead at my company. I invite internal and external experts, business leaders, professionals, digital specialists, to share their knowledge and expertise with the team and a group of colleagues (more information about the experiment in my previous article here).
The special guests
Jason Hauer is an experienced entrepreneur, growth hacker, and global F2000 lean innovation & growth strategist. He is also a Lean Startup Circle and ProductCamp organizer and frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, customer development, and business model innovation. He has a B.S. in Information Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, MBA in Marketing from Xavier University. I met Jason in San Francisco in 2017, during the Lean Start-up conference organized by Eric Ries and his team. We became friends and I have followed the growth of his professional career ever since. Jason did a lot of research in the past around design thinking and some years ago he started The Garage Group, which consults with giant corporations and helps them to take a more entrepreneurial approach, teaching them lean innovation techniques used by startups. Their clients include giants like Nike, Nationwide…