There can be only one.
If you are starting a company and are trying to raise funds, if you haven't read or listened to this book, you are toast.
Yes.. It is helping me move on with my Startup that i was slow starting up.. waiting for perfection every step. MVP is something i learned about...learn along the way with Minimum Viable Product.
Non yet....but i heard "Good to Great" is also good
All the stories were interesting. I like how Ries was able to describe implementation of the method.
However, as a Product Manager, I feel that unless the business owner or the executive team is committed to the method 100%, the lean method will probably not work at all. I'm going to recommend this book to my CEO.
Start small, succeed and grow. If you don't succeed, pivot.
Eric Ries, an entrepreneur, has studied businesses as they begin and those who encourage innovation within large companies. The core of the Lean Start Up comes from Toyota's beginnings but Ries has examined and expanded the theory in practice across many different types of businesses, from huge corporations to small not for profits.
He's come up with a 'scientific' way of posing a hypothesis, testing and then evaluating the data from the thesis. This is done before spending large amounts of money on building large amounts of widgets. You don't need a business plan any more. You need an idea to test. Then keep some of the idea, and pivot to the next idea and so on until you're a multi millionaire.
This is not a doctrine, it's adding flexibility to your risk management. It's working with feedback in today's connected world.
As a non-business person I found the theories based in common sense but a little repetitive. I imagine that in the corporate world Ries might come across as something completely different, but this is not my scene, so I really have no idea. I found his voice comforting and I would encourage anyone thinking of starting any kind of business to listen to him.
He may save you a lot of money.
I'm already re-listening to it, lots of great information to absorb, you don't want to miss anything.
the relevance to what I do and where I work.
its all about Build Measure and Learn, that simple.
Eric Ries' reading of his own book is very clear, very compelling, and well-paced. The material he presents is very relevant to those in today's fast-moving startup environment, as well as those internal entrepreneurs that are fortunate enough to be working with the support of a larger organization. The primary thesis of the book, that progress in an entrepreneurial environment must be measured and accounted for differently than the more frequent "next versions", is well-supported by example. I highly recommend this book to get a new perspective on what you do every day at work!
Lean entreprenureal management.
Great overview of the lean startup process.
This is a business management textbook. No character but Eric himself.
Don't make a film of this book.
I think the audio version works fine, but I would prefer to have the print version as well. Otherwise you might miss some of the models. It's a book I would want to come back to for reference later too.
The methodology and framework of how to approach building a startup is the key learning here.
I take pride in being creative, out-of-the-box thinker.
I recommend to all who are willing to think outside the template.
I fully support author about his idea that should be introduced by job title: entrepreneur.
From those in marketing, project management, product design, engineering, etc. The Lean Startup is a brilliantly written book which reinforces how iterative Agile type development, from concept through to creation, deployment, user feedback & analysis may be achieved, potential downfalls to be aware of and avoid, and examples on many of the challenges businesses face. For both startup organizations to larger corporations looking to introduce or better improve the value their product changes can offer, Eric Ries walks us through examples, techniques, and continually reinforces the message & value that Agile thinking brings with it. The Lean Startup goes beyond explaining Agile (for which there's little or no new revolutions identified in this book), and instead brings strong value as it ventures into execution, introduction of methodologies, and moving from simple strategy into actual results.