Just to clarify. I didn’t say the lean startup failed at GE because of management decisions above it, but that it was irrelevant to the most important problems that GE needed solved. The FastWorks program was, in many way, successful in bringing products to market faster and with a better product market fit. GE’s problem was that those markets were dying and it had long abandoned the effort to create new ones.

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