Ian Lamont Lean MediaI am a former technology and business journalist and the founder of i30 Media, which publishes In 30 Minutes guides. My media career has spanned more than 20 years across three continents, including a stint in the British music business and a six-year residence in Taipei, where I learned Mandarin and worked for a local TV network and newspaper.

It was while living overseas that I encountered the World Wide Web for the first time. I was immediately inspired by the power of this new platform. After learning HTML and other Web technologies, I managed websites for Harvard University and developed new online services for technology publisher IDG. I was the senior editor, new media for IDG’s Computerworld and served as the managing editor of The Industry Standard, and was recognized in several industry awards for the work I did at both publications. Later, I founded two start-up ventures, including a mobile software company and i30 Media Corp.

In the early 2010s, I was exposed to “lean” business concepts including Lean Manufacturing and Lean Startup while attending MIT as a member of the Sloan Fellows program. I started writing about Lean Media in 2012 on my personal blogs but decided to expand these concepts into a book in 2015. The first edition will be released in the summer or fall of 2017.

Connect with me on Twitter: @ilamont

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