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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 book, great story, many practical examples that could be applied on real work. I will use a couple of this concepts at work !

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    "Great for tech startups"

    I will certainly use the Lean Startup Model in my tech startup. I'm glad I read this book before launching my app!

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    Mo 06-11-16
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    "Riveting"

    Exceptionally captured. Anyone and everyone thinking of starting a business or in business should read this book.

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    ajinkya naik 06-11-16
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    "helpful n insightful"

    I think the abridged version should be better. gets a bit boring at times, but on the whole ,very helpful, especially to a new entrepreneur . a good listen

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    "Outstanding information though slightly dated."

    Overall a well written book that contains a wealth of information that can help any new entrepreneur form a solid plan for the new startup.

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    Michael I. 05-25-16
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    "Great Read Indeed"

    Short and sweet with great examples for all entrepreneurs looking to start a burgeoning & lean company the right way from the start.

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    "fascinating analysis of the lean method"

    I had to listen to it twice to really get it. Best listened to while working on a lean startup.

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    Claire Cannon 05-11-16
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    "very thought provoking regardless"

    I enjoyed this book. I felt it was very thought provoking. Gave context where I needed it.

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    "Actionable insights inside. Make notes!"

    The book is packed with actionable insights. There are some good examples here and there but don't expect a great storyline.

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    "A must read!"

    Most people adamately defend their opinions or ideas on nothing more than their personal, and very emotional BELIEF that it is right. The lean start up provides a way out of that subjective platform of decision making.

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