I really got a lot of insights from reading your post. Thank you very much!
I think you could improve the beginning where you criticize other definitions, be less judgmental and more appreciative - I almost stopped reading there.
Well, you asked for comments, so here goes (feel free to just to do an eye roll and move on)
This is my new ‘go to’ for the teaching and coaching I am doing. As always, you have made me stop, think, synthesize… And I continue to ponder. So many considerations, it strikes me that:
I am etching this in my brain along with all other things that I’m learning from your Running Lean book! Until last week, I had so many ideas in my head but was clueless about whether they are worth working on. I used the Leanstack to create two projects under 20 minutes as you suggested and I have a far better understanding about those two projects than ever! So, thanks a lot for everything Ash Maurya !!