Hello, my name is Bennett Blank, Innovation Leader at Intuit, Inc. I lead a variety of Intuit’s innovation capability programs, and people often ask me about my award-winning workshop series, “100 Startups in 100 Days”, “The Lean StartIN”, and “Make Ship Happen”. I believe people are the secret to successful innovation, and I’m passionate about coaching, mentoring, and building the skills in others to help make their breakthrough ideas a reality.
My team’s mission is to fan the flames of Intuit’s innovative culture, train the next generation of product creators, and help teams solve important problems for our customers. We design and deliver programs such as Intuit’s famous Design for Delight (our flavor of design thinking), Innovation Catalysts Network, Horizon Innovation, and a variety of real world training programs to create the world’s best product managers, engineers, and designers.
Our work has been featured in innovation-related books such as “The Startup Way” by Eric Ries, The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper, and “The Innovators Method” by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer. You can also read about our innovation journey in the San Jose Business Journal, VentureBeat, HBR, and Forbes. You can also read more stories about our work on the official Intuit Blog.
When I’m not coaching teams, you can find me speaking at various lean startup meet-ups, innovation workshops, conferences, and doing my best to help others avoid my many mistakes (there were many). Feel free to contact me if you’d like to ask questions about our work at Intuit, potential speaking engagements, or just to say hello. To learn more about me, check out my profile on LinkedIn, or connect with me on Twitter.