At first I struggled to finish this book but the middle part is much more interesting than the beginning. Chapter 13 is pure author's view on our future as a society - good dreams but unlikely to come true.
Overall, it worth reading/listening but it is not so exciting as other startup books (better listen to Thiel's "Zero to One").
Copywriter and avid information sponge. The more I can get into my head the better.
The Lean Startup is a great introduction to modern managerial and process improvement techniques. It can get a bit redundant at times, but every bit of knowledge in this book is worth having.
More than meet my expectations this book was exceptional. Those who have the flame of entrepreneurship will consider The Lean Startup a guideline to success.
For topics that I really want to ingest with my whole being I find it helpful to get both the audio book and the physical (or Kindle version) of a book .The Lean Startup is one such book. I read the Kindle version, and then listened to the audiobook several times. It helps to remember key points and internalize the concepts better.
The revelation that for startups you usually do NOT want to be Apple and try to make that perfect product. In fact, release borderline junk, just good enough to get testing data. THEN refine. This is counter intuitive to just about anyone who values quality and takes pride in her or his work. But apparently that's the best way to launch lean.
Yes. I have and will do so again.
Mandatory reading and listening for startups and entrepreneurs in general. Some concepts will seem counter intuitive and you'll scream "no way!" but this guy has made many millions and helped many entrepreneurs make many more millions. For The Lean Startup we need to put our pre-conceived notions on a shelf and accept the premises...and then try them out.
I enjoyed Eric's narration of his book too.
Great book detailing case studies of businesses learning and truly trying to adhere to a corporate culture of decision by experimentation as apposed to decision by committee.
The methods will frustrate you if your organisation is wedded to hierarchical decision making but hopefully ensure modern business leaders to really think about how they are leading their businesses.
Does your business really create customer value in everything it does.........read this book then ask yourself the same question.
I like the overall performance in this product. Sometimes the content becomes a bit dry, and I suspect it is better in print than when listened to.
This book contains great content and explanations around LEAN methodologies. At times a little tedious listening through it. Really enjoyed the real world business examples.