How were you inspired by the book The Lean Startup?


Ann Mei Chang (Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer)

Ann Mei Chang discusses how she has used principles from Eric Ries’s book, The Lean Startup in her work. She talks about how the book lays out best practices for innovation that illustrates that it is not the big idea that drives creativity but more the process of testing, measuring and iterating based on the scientific method that spurs growth.



About Author

Ann Mei Chang

Author & former USAID Chief Innovation Officer

Ann Mei Chang is a leading expert on social innovation the author of Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Oct 2018). Previously, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer at both USAID and Mercy Corps. Prior to her pivot to social good, Ann Mei was a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as a number of startups.

Interviewed By

Vaishali Jain

Vaishali Jain

Sarder TV Journalist, and Former Bloomberg TV Journalist

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