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The Lean Startup Audiobook

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

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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.)

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    "Great concept but too much fluff"

    The concept the book presented is eye opening but the lean startup methodology is explained over and over again throughout the book.

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    A. Hall Milwaukee, WI USA 06-23-15
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    "Basically a story of your career"

    it's a fine book, and I understand the need to demonstrate knowledge and background on a subject. however, it this takes over large portions of the book. great ideas, but look for the distilled version.

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    Nathan Young 06-22-15
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    "Book is great, reading is so dry."

    I thought the book was crazy helpful and relevant not just for app Dev. Wish the narrator had more life though.

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    Paul L. Blough Cairo, GA USA 06-21-15
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    "Great application of Agile and SCRUM to building a business."

    Not just for startups. A lot of the principles apply to internal startups like project teams as well.

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    "Validation of of to do it right!"

    As a Strategic Management Consultant in public and private sector, this validates, formally, what we struggle with as business consultants and entrepreneurs.
    I am transitioning my title in my new start up as Entrepreneur. Will highly recommend this in technology, management consulting, and entrepreneurial industries. .

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    A bunch of ideas and theories. Rather a story of stories instead of the helpful guiding book I was expecting.

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    "Great read"

    Very actionable advice and thought provoking work. Highly recommended for established and aspiring entrepreneurs. Excellent!

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    "Great book"

    I am making these changes and already seeing product improvements. I really would advise every product dev to get this

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    Ori 06-04-15
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    "I learned a lot"

    I am founding my second startup. This book opened my mind. It does require adaptation to hardware based technology syartup. I will certainly look for such adaptation.

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    As with many strategy books, it is dry listening, but if you do, you will find value!

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