When you’re like me and have spent your career working in nonprofits and philanthropy, it’s common to spend a lot of time talking to, attending conferences, and reading the work of others in the same \“space.\” But, I also know that to make large-scale, transformational change happen on any issue from education to transportation, people in all different industries and sectors need to work together. And, people in the private sector have a lot to teach those in the social sector, and vice versa.

This idea took me to the 2013 Lean Startup Conference in San Francisco, December 9-11.

This storify post shares and reflects on some of what I heard and learned from 5 great lean startup talks: