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GA 126 | Scaling Lean with Ash Maurya

By Jessica Bush Updated on August 31st, 2016

Today’s guest is Ash Maurya, an entrepreneur and author in the Lean Startup realm. Ash explained how lean applies to entrepreneurship and discussed his books, Running Lean and Scaling Lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Ash’s background and how he first learned about continuous improvement (2:09)
  • The quotes that inspire Ash (3:47)
  • How Ash makes lean principles relevant (4:47)
  • How entrepreneurs apply lean thinking (9:27)
  • Ash’s take on the phrase “Lean Startup” (13:42)
  • About Ash’s two books, Running Lean and Scaling Lean (16:48)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Ash (20:08)
  • The best advice Ash has ever received (21:20)
  • Ash’s personal productivity habit (22:06)
  • What has surprised Ash in the last year (23:45)
  • How Ash recharges and refocuses (25:31)
  • What Ash thinks is next for the Lean Startup movement (26:28)

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