Lean is not a new concept. It is not innovative. It has been around for decades. Like many of the "new" methodologies, this is repackaged practices thinly disguised under new names. "Build, measure, learn, pivot" is no different from "plan, do, check, act." Each should be customer focused. Each can and should be incrementally delivered.
I will give the author points for pivoting to repackaging project/product delivery to his customers for whom the old methodology/language didn't work.
I have enjoyed the intro and the definition but get bored quickly. Yes I did finish the book because I was trying to find a value for it but with no luck. I will difinetaly return it.
I almost never give five star reviews, but I expect to read this book again and again over the years. Very thorough and engaging. A how-to book for fostering ingenuity and entrepreneurship in both new and existing companies. Fortunately, the author litters the book with real-world stories and examples to keep things interesting and to drive home his points. I'll read this several more times before I'll feel like I've fully digested everything and use it as a reference thereafter.
This book is a great read for new entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike. Whether your business is service-oriented or product based, software or manufacturing, you'll find value in this book.
I appreciate the author's approach of depending on rigorous experimentation to guide business decisions. Sometimes, "an Industry Standard" just doesn't apply. I also appreciate his call to be careful to keep the goal in mind, and not to get lost in particular techniques or dogma. Think about scientific management in the early 20th Century and you can see how hollow it became. Well worth reading at any level in business.