We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Lean Startup Audiobook

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Regular Price:$28.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning”, rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product-development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.

Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.

©2011 Eric Ries (P)2011 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Eric has created a science where previously there was only art. A must read for every serious entrepreneur—and every manager interested in innovation." (Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Opsware Inc., and Netscape)

"At Asana, we've been lucky to benefit from Eric's advice firsthand; this book will enable him to help many more entrepreneurs answer the tough questions about their business." (Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana)

"In business, a ‘lean’ enterprise is sustainable efficiency in action. Eric Ries’ revolutionary Lean Startup method will help bring your new business idea to an end result that is successful and sustainable. You’ll find innovative steps and strategies for creating and managing your own startup while learning from the real-life successes and collapses of others. This book is a must read for entrepreneurs who are truly ready to start something great!” (Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and The One Minute Entrepreneur.)

More from the same

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (6798 )
5 star
 (4023)
4 star
 (1959)
3 star
 (610)
2 star
 (138)
1 star
 (68)
Overall
4.4 (5682 )
5 star
 (3198)
4 star
 (1647)
3 star
 (649)
2 star
 (123)
1 star
 (65)
Story
4.4 (5725 )
5 star
 (3223)
4 star
 (1731)
3 star
 (598)
2 star
 (116)
1 star
 (57)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jeff 04-05-16
    Jeff 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Long, but interesting, practical, and inspiring"

    The early and middle portions felt a bit slow, but by the time I got to the end, I was pretty inspired.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    sergio 04-01-16
    sergio 04-01-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really interesting, a must read for entrepreneurs"

    If you are a founder or a decision maker in a startup, you have to read this book. The framework described by Eric Ries is widely accepted in the startups world. You have at least to be aware of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vladimir 03-31-16
    Vladimir 03-31-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not sure who this book for"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Danielle Centeno 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great insights into lean management theories"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G. Villarreal Roanoke, VA 03-28-16
    G. Villarreal Roanoke, VA 03-28-16 Member Since 2014

    ?????

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    39
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not great for audio"

    Great info, gameplan and mindset. But the presentation was not my cup of tea, unfortunately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Diego Molina 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Great book!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Snyde 03-08-16
    Snyde 03-08-16

    For the People

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "simple idea. confusing delivery"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Raj Tedla Newtown, CT 03-05-16
    Raj Tedla Newtown, CT 03-05-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A must read for all."

    Awesome book. This book can completely change the way you grow your startup.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marcel Meijer Netherlands 03-01-16
    Marcel Meijer Netherlands 03-01-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    30
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story, nicely told"

    Eric has a great story to tell with lot of examples and a nice voice to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amit Srivatsa New Delhi, India 02-26-16
    Amit Srivatsa New Delhi, India 02-26-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A very informative book."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.