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!
An editor. There is so much "waste" in this it nearly impossible to listen to. I have listened to hundreds, and this is the most boring, by far. I bought because of high ratings, were they all employees? Mind numbing bad, I'm sorry.
I'm not sure but I know it will be FAR more interesting than this.
About 95% of it.
I started listening to audios when they were cassette tapes, then cd's etc. This is bad.
Eric is constantly questioning the generally accepted ideas about starting up a business. Often when you're in the process it's easy to get lost in what you're doing, and Eric flips all your current ideas on their head (for the better).I've had this book for around 3 weeks - I've listened to it twice and launched my startup that has been stalled for months for financial reasons.
Listening to Eric's examples of how The Lean StartUp method has actually worked in real life for him and others. It's not just theory!!
It was clear and easy to listen to.
Lots of laughing at some of the crazy ideas Eric has... which once he explained have turned me into a total convert.
I highly recommend this book for any entrepreneur - in the tech-industry or not as these principles are applicable to almost ANY startup. This book showed me everywhere I've gone wrong in the past, and how to get my business future shining brighter. In 3 weeks I've launched my startup (and already have paying customers) with a business concept that had been stalled for MONTHS trying to fund. Eric was right! - he's a genius.
This book is definitely the best book for entrepreneurship by far. Some very simple and pragmatic concepts are given to you.