In my last post, I criticized adoption of the term Lean Enterprise and was accused of making a straw man argument.
That is 100% correct. It is a straw man argument.
It's the straw man that I'm arguing against.
The enterprise adoption of lean startup principles is following much the same course as startup ecosystems adopting lean startup. There's a lot of cargo cult buzzword adoption.
It's the Lean Hype Cycle.
That's ok. It takes some hype to get things rolling.
So let's dig deeper and deconstruct the straw man.