As a software developer and a business owner, I found nothing new or helpful in this book. Just a collection of anecdotes. Some people might find them inspiring idk. I still surprised by how many people recommended me this book.
I would really recommend anyone to read "SCRUM twice the work in half the time" first. It describes the methodology in much more dense way. And also has some real world examples.
The author shares some great insights into tech startups and how to succeed in today's business environment. Book is filled with many examples of well known startups.
Eric Ries gives us an excellent overview of the overall structure a start up must have. This book should be available for you to take second glances to topics as start up's accounting methods and metrics follow-up.
The basic premise is an important one. It really can make a big difference in a business. But this simple idea could have been stated more clearly with fewer tangential thought streams that really add more confusion than clarity.
The concepts were narrated with a good understanding. Emphasis, speed and diction in general helped highlight points of interest.
I learnt a lot from this book.