Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting a little session at LeanCamp. I was really excited to attend as much as I was to present. I have often said that I am privileged to be learning at the feet of so many of our great thinkers in this space, and this day featured a few folks that I have lots of respect for.
Among them, Sal and Nicky, founders of LeanCamp. Nicky told the story of why they built leancamp. She and Sal met as community citizens in London, and sparred for sometime over their perspectives on lean. At some point, they realized they were not so much as disagreeing in principal, but rather, were really struggling to find the right words to bridge the gap between their viewpoints.
Though I had been to and presented at a leancamp before I am far more familiar with the startup weekend format, Friday to Sunday learning by doing. Lean Camp is more cerebral…and though the 30 minutes per session at first feels restrained once you grasp that the purpose is begin a conversation, or a collaboration, rather than learning, it turns out 30 minutes is just perfect. Continue reading