This will rock your paradigm for software development. Eric Ries brings to bear the scientific method in transforming how we look at lean software approaches.
Definitely. The book applies the agile methodologies from software development to starting a business.
You might already know of ideas like don't do what the client says, but listen to him, if you have listened to some of Steve Jobs hints on how to build a business, but Eric Ries gives you much more in this book. It shows you how to start a business with minimum investment and how and when to adapt. That's a skill that you'll need at any time while you run a business and even in your personal life.
Overall, definitely worth the bucks!
Yes, mostly yes. I listen when I'm running and I couldn't wait to go running again to get through the rest of it.
If only I had read this earlier in my tech start up phase....but maybe you have to go through the pain to really appreciate everything Eric Ries talks about. Simple to understand this book was a sigh of relief and has inspired me to go back to the drawing board and do it the right way this time.
yes, definitely. Speech is well done, even for a non mother toungue like me. Contents are stunning. PLease consider I'm still around 60% of listening.
The most: the description of this new model respect to traditional strategic approaches, always well compared. And good examples to help figuring out with comparisons, without having too many examples (or only examples) that is often a huge defect in my opinion. the least .... I still don't have a definitive one, anyway the chapters links are not so clear (but this is really a minor bug)
the emphasys, his personal experience in dialogues with early adopters (giving to listener the feeling of how these early adopters were reacting the the MVP tests)
this is a business book. Probably some samples made me lough a little.Definitely, if will not be able to raise funds I will cry .... but this is another story, not addressable to Eric .)
It's my first time listening a business book instead of reading with pencils and notes everywhere .... definitely, a stunning way to accelerate the reading while closing some "dead moments" like driving, etc. I also have the paper version of this book (I use kindle for stories, not for busienss books): I planned to open it and start underlining the most important parts for my better comprehension (graphs, charts, etc) ... but I still have to begin
I actually thought that this might have some new insight based on the ratings the book had got. Frankly I was disappointed. Its the same old management theory we've been reading about for 25 years now. If you've read one, you read them all.
The contents are really interesting and practical for people interested in starting a business
The practical tips and the ideas the author gave me for my business
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I've been doing the same.
They compliment each other
eXtreme programming explained by Kent Beck
The lean start up preaches the same as previous books has done before (agile development, toyota production system, lean manufacturing, etc.) - but unlike others, Eric Ries provide a tool for steering innovation and development in the right direction.
Its my first audiobook and I really liked it. It is somewhat repetitive on the "Build-Mesure-Learn Loop", The things you learn in the book may help you understand how to save money and time. Over All i would recommend the book if you are looking to start your own business.
I think the overall concept of this book was well worth the money and time listening to it. Not getting this book could cost you your time, investment, and suck the life out of your dream.
This book gives you a road map of how to correct your service/product as early as possible, before it's to late.