The people who successfully start independent businesses do it because we have no real choice in the matter. The voice in our heads won’t shut up until we discover if we’re right, if we can do it, if we can make something happen. This is an art, our art, and to leave it bottled up is a crime.
Lean management for the “enterprise” is taught in many MBA programs. What is not very common is teaching entrepreneurship – especially the parts that really matter – to startups. With Startup Lessons Learned Eric Ries has started a nice initiative to change just that.
Robert Scoble has visited him in his office and they have an intensive talk about “real” progress in a startup, the minimum viable product, the five “whys”, startup metrics, scaling of the lean startup ideas, continous deployment and a lot more. I really recommend you watch both videos. It’s an hour well spent.