ok information, but the read is boring, and the way it is presented is dry. Its kind of more on the textbook side with dry consulting war stories without a lot of expression and stimulation. But the thoughts and info are helpful, just difficult to stay engaged with.
Worth reading if you are owning a business or work in a business. Gets your head starting to think on how to as quickly as possible test hypotheses and test asumptions when improving products, services or looking to innovate.
This books is an eye opening introduction to a modern and well thought out rigorous framework to build, test and deliver innovative products to market. It is an excellent guide on how to overcome set backs for the current iteration of startups and established companies. It does show steps on how to handle change and uncertainty and is really thorough with its examples and explanations.
Never. This was the worst audio book I have ever heard. I feel bad even judging the book, because I couldn't listen to the whole thing. The narration is so awful, I gave up on the book after 2-3 chapters.
Overall, I learned some good things from this book. The main lesson I think from the book is to take action and launch your product before you fix all the bugs. The best things companies can do is take action and begin moving forward rather than waiting to have everything figured out. However, the book was more so designed for people creating a product or specialized service. I am in the real estate business and I felt like a lot of the content didn't apply to my career field. I found myself zoning out a lot and just trying to finish the book.
Execution is usually an expensive affair. Team and corporate resource are rallied to push product into the market. The danger is building product that nobody wanted. Worst, it took the company years to create that product that nobody wanted.
Lean Startup asked us to scientifically validate market assumptions before we come out with next version of the product (build, measure, learn feedback loop). Eric Ries is the authority on this subject and definitely a must read for us who want to realise the passion, energy, and vision of that new business.