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.
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I've been working in software for well over 15 years and this book contains so many fundamental principles in delivering a quality product that I recommended to my entire team. I'm a product manager in ecommerce at the number one sportswear company in the world and everyone I've convinced to read or listen to this book has had a similar reaction.
If you are involved with (or want to be) delivering software products you should make this an essential part of your business book library. I insist that all my direct reports listen or read this book.
This book is one of the most educational and compelling books I've read on entrepreneurship and startups. It gives you extremely practical and step by step advice on how to take a brilliant idea and test it out with empirical data. Don't risk any more time or money following anecdotal information. Get this book and learn the best way to test an idea with the lowest amount of risk and the best information in return.
Absolutely great read. Useful for all business ideas, though most of the examples are related to online businesses.
I have already. There are many time when people come up to me and say I have an idea for a business. Knowing it take more than an idea for a business to be a success I alway tell them to read this book. This way when they see their idea may not work out the way the want they know how to pivot to be successful.
Traction, it relates to understanding and marketing your idea.
It gave great insights to the way of starting and managing a startup.
Very much so.
This book is valuable even if you are not starting a new company.The principals of developing minimally viable ideas and sending them out in a series of rolling experiments is a fantastic model for trying new things and avoiding analysis paralysis that keeps many of us on the fence dreaming and plotting but never seeing our best ideas happen
Yeah, i tried e version and it was hard to keep my attention
the narrator's story, he had a lot of useful experience
he has lived the model he espouses
the story of the company that utilized the one on one service to develop their minimal viable product MVP