I should have picked this book up back in 2011. It has a great style of practical advice but visits many topics available in other best sellers.
Apply scientific method to building a startup or improving an existing organization: verify your assumptions scientifically. The main challenge is "how". For example, who do you test your assumptions about the product that you have not yet built? Even if you have an idea for a prototype/test, what metric do you use? This book attempts to answer these and many other questions.
Overall, most of these ideas I have seen in one form or another in different contexts (e.g. Paul Graham's essays, agile, etc). However, the packaging is interesting and the supporting anecdotes are entertaining and inspiring.
Big Game James
Absolutely critical for anyone in business or for anyone bringing a new product to market. Especially those in the software development space. Agile, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing ..... The Lean Startup!! Great book!!!
I thought the concepts were very helpful to understand what it is to be a lean startup. Easy to follow and understand, the trick will be around implementing it in your context
Excellent book for startups early on. In can really help point you and your team in the right direction of how to best measure and track your progress among another dozen things.
I really buy into what Eric is saying about how the future of innovation can be so much better and how it can prevent so much waste of people's time and effort. Build, measure, learn!