Nope - Dull book this should have really been a blog post not eight plus hours of book.
More recent case studies, a different reader & writer
Reader was flat. I actually dosed off twice while listening thankfully I was not driving.
No & I wish getting a refund was an option.
The book was overall a great read and worth the money if I had paid for it. This was my first audio book so it was free. I was hoping to get a little more information for becoming a successful entrepreneur out of this book, but I found that it had a lot of review with lean manufacturing concepts and tools that I already have quite a bit of experience due to my career in engineering. This would be a great book for someone with a business or marketing background with little or no experience in manufacturing. I still learned some good concepts and notes in the book that I have written down for a future reference in the years to come. Eric is a good reader and flowed through the book very well.
A great concept. Lots of great real life stories.
No characters in book.
Same as the title :-)
A really great book on how to have an agile mindset.
Eric Ries has figured it out. We are switching software platforms which will allow us to Build-Measure-Learn at a rapid pace.
Well, miss to have access to some kind of visual schema that made me probably to listen several times the same idea.
The structure and the full explanation. The book is lovely.
I would love to have the time to do that, yes.
Bored all the way through. Just talked about his own personal experience and was not able to relate it to any business techniques.
This book is a fantastic overview how to apply the scientific process to make the most of a startup's limited capital and produce the best possible product. Virtually every concept is useful and applicable, even in the context of a large enterprise. My only complaint (why I didn't give it five stars) is that the book lacks overall depth - just as I'm really excited and ready to dive-in to a topic, the book moves on. The book is still plenty useful, but if it had been twice as long it probably would have been at least four times as good
Decent ideas, nothing exceptional. It won't make you suddenly become an Apple...
Minimum viable product.
I'm not sure. I will certainly keep the main concepts in mind, but I think anyone should know when to "pivot or persevere."
I really resonated with the way the rational, scientific way that the author thinks. Everything he said made sense. That's a rare occurrence, at least for this listener.
Most people don't realize how much they don't know. When starting a company, as in many areas of life, it seems good to have a systematic way of figuring out what you don't know, and then knowing it. The scientific method has a proven track record of turning unknown unknowns into known unknowns, and then into knowns.
Absolutely because it can save their company's life and definitely save them a lot of time...
The book gives you specific strategies and views on how to effectively build a company from the very bottom to multi-million dollar business with great examples and effective strategies. I am using the strategies from my bedroom and am already getting feedback from future users and customers...
Yes when he talks about validated learning and the power of lean thinking with feedback and pivots.
Get this book, you WILL NOT regret it.