Ep #39 - On Entrepreneurship, Martial Arts and Continuous Improvement, with Special Guest Bruno Pešec
January 3, 2022
If, like many, you've over-indulged over the holidays, and are wondering how to get lean for the new year, never fear. In this episode I'm talking to Bruno Pešec, a specialist in lean start up strategies. Bruno shares with us some amazingly simple tactics that will help you make the most of every step along the way to success, so start your year right, and treat yourself to 20 minutes of top notch advice from this renowned consultant.
Bruno Pešec is an intresting guy. He helps business leaders innovate profitably, and when I got to catch up with him, our conversation ranged from applying martial arts philosophies in business, to why a notebook is the tool you need to embrace lean start up philosophies!
Bruno is one of the rare innovators who can claim that he has worked on a regulation-defying freight train and an award-winning board game for teaching entrepreneurship and innovation.
With ten years of experience in different industries—including defence, manufacturing, education, entertainment, and financial services—he has delivered projects that had positive impact on GDP of several countries, succeeded and failed inventing and innovating, and overcame a number of problems and challenges with no obvious solutions.
In addition to his corporate experience with brands like DNV, DNB, and Kongsberg Group, Bruno is deeply involved with the global entrepreneurial community. He co-founded Norwegian Lean Startup Circle, Norway's largest Lean Startup community, and Founder Institute Norway, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program. He often serves as a mentor and judge at various accelerators, incubators, and events across the globe.
His academic credentials include a master's degree with distinction in industrial engineering and management, specialisation in production and quality engineering, and advanced management diploma with specialisation in strategy and innovation. He has also been trained by Toyota in corporate value creation and innovation. Bruno is currently undertaking a doctorate in organisational change, with a peculiar focus on the issues with innovation in large enterprises.