I tried several books along this theme - this seems to be the most valuable content. It's actionable and thought provoking ideas instead of jargon-y fluff you find in some biz lit books.
Yes, Eric's reading added appropriate emphasis. A Great Story, in his spoken words.
His consulting engagement with Intuit was a big WOW!
As the author and reader, he brings special interest to this a very real-life business challenge.
Using the Audible reader is POOR on my Blackberry. It was SO slow to navigate and to move between Chapters. Frankly the ONLY good thing about the software is that when exiting, it returned me to where I left off. It does NOT have the ability to (Play Again from the START, and it did NOT stream well, often cutting-out in-between words. DUMP the software, it's junk!... Audible could LEARN FROM READING Eric Ries book... I hope NOT to use Audible again.
The new way to do business
His stories ring true for the tech business. This is highly relevant.
The book is an important read. I switched to audio because it was infinitely dry and tough not to have your mind wander as you listen to him ramble on. But his points are very valid. An abridged version would be awesome.
This book is an outstanding read and with stories to support his theories. This book is heavily quoted in the tech startup scene.
Save your mistakes at startup phase and read this.
It is very informative, fluent and well explained
I am reading it twice and taking notes from the important parts.
Highly recommended to entrepreneurs
The author reads really well and as always this gives an authenticity to the experience.
Can't fault the process and model, definitely up to date with current business thinking.
Only reason for 4 star is that it was pretty short at 8 hours (by my hardcore audiobook standards!) and perhaps a bit "light". Overall great though.
insightful, unpretentious, straight forward
the E-myth revisted. although these two books have very little in common they do have a coomon thread in that they are simple easy to understand and honest about what it takes to put a company together. they both tell you enough to get you started and both tell you what you need to know rather than giving you the same info you have heard a million times.
I like to listen to business, self-development, behavioural and books that challenge my perspective
The book had many great ideas that I plan to apply to my work environment. After listening through to completion, I want to go back and take some notes.
Eric Ries has taken the Japanese model for Lean Manufacturing and applied it to the Internet start-up. The results are fascinating and practical. He throws away all the standard assumptions and creates a completely new (for me anyway) way of looking at a young business.
Though parts of the book were over my head a bit, it still inspired out-of-the-box thinking that will help me to find the next iteration of my business. Very cool!