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.
A great book. I just have to get from thinking to doing. The methodology presented for making effective changes, reading through statistics (and other damned lies) and finding out how to find success in unexpected places will be invaluable to anyone. The testing information goes well with Tim Ferriss's 4-hour workweek.
Yes, the audio version of Lean Startup is read by the original author, and the quality of the recording is evidence to his experience as a public speaker. I was able to digest this in just a few days, much quicker than if I had read the hard copy.
The system Eric illustrates for continuous innovation is unlike any other system I have seen, and promises results regardless of your particular business.
The book has some excellent points on startup businesses , but can be somewhat repetitive in points. The audio book is a great offering but narration could have been better.
Accurate, Educational, Inspirational
The emphasis of getting an MVP out there to start getting real data to analyze.
Great real life stories that I could related to from being in the software industry
What does your MVP tell you?
It is very refreshing to know that business plans aren't and shouldn't be static. They should be fluid. Great concept.
no you need to take your time and you absorb what he says.
if you want to finance a project, if you want to write a business plan, if you want venture capital, you really need to read this book.
The book had some interesting examples, overall not enough substance and advice which concerns a new startup
Yes. Author breaks down what it means to be a lean startup from any level, large or small.
Eric's innovative management methods will save the world from it's wasteful ways!
No more "success-theatrics". No more "untested assumptions". Let's be informed and efficient!
I really enjoyed this book and immediately was able to identify and validate what I learned through this audiobook in my work-life.