I met Yiannis 4 months ago, he sure is an excellent professional with great experience in agile and lean. Among these he is an excellent person and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu European champion!!!
He wrote the post bellow which combines his experience on both of these worlds. Lean and Jiu-Jitsu. Nice post Yiannis 😉
The startup game is a positional game with disciplined strategy (control-dominate-submit) that above all requires conservation of energy and agility. Agility is the ability of the team to change directions without losing balance, strength, and speed. It is a primary success factor.
In an another article, we will show how team agility can be developed, measured and maintained through proper training and an agile coach.
Adopt a survival mindset, try to avoid mistakes, and sooner or later your users will give you the opportunity to win them as lifelong customers. As Helio Gracie, one of the founders of BJJ, said, “I never defeated my opponents, they defeated themselves.”
Read more at: http://www.infoq.com/articles/gentle-art-lean-startup/