Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything Peter Thiel has learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups....
Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses ranging from established companies to early stage startups to grow revenues and drive innovation....
Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face....
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup....
The Lean Startup offers a set of tools and methodologies for entrepreneurs both in startups and established corporations to better achieve success....
The Startup Checklist is the entrepreneur's essential companion. While most entrepreneurship books focus on strategy, this invaluable guide provides concrete steps....
A hands-on guide to the metrics that matter most to young tech startups....
The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love....
Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years....
Why do some products capture our attention, while others flop?...
In this audio edition of the totally revised underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business....
A predictable pattern of success, this book provides a clear roadmap for entrepreneurs that shows them what to do in order to advance their start-up....
From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business....
Innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right - yet still lose market leadership....
In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company....
Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction....
Challenging everything you thought you knew, W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies will succeed by creating "blue oceans" of untapped new market spaces....
An accessible and practical toolkit that teams and companies in all industries can use to increase their customer base and market share....
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.
What did you love best about The Lean Startup?
To me, the Lean Startup is about starting a business without having a complete product. I simply loved it even if for entrepreneurs like me, it's something hard to do. I always want it to be perfect but find out that I had problems in the past working too long on something that wasn't wanted.<br/><br/>Definitely cut corners and launch as soon as you can! Then, iterate often.
Have you listened to any of Eric Ries’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I listened to an interview on Mixergy and think it was also really interesting.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
9 of 12 people found this review helpful
First, why I bought the book – the author did a great job of promoting his book by using a word which is the most popular in modern business world. Leaders of all levels everywhere around the world know this word – LEAN. But everybody got used to “Lean execution”, so my first reaction when I saw the title was – “wow, have I missed something, are there new scientific methods from Stanford I’m not aware of?” So, I bought it with high expectations of something new and then… Then there was complete disappointment. The author introduce new concept with new name selling it as a breakthrough in the science of management, but when you complete a chapter you ask yourself, so what’s new there, why old practices are called differently from what I used to. First, “Minimum Viable Product” – the concept of early introduction of a product for testing a concept is not new, it’s applicable for products with short development cycle only and very specific for few industries. So, where is breakthrough? Bigger disappointment was “Innovative Accounting” – yeah, you see another popular label – “Innovation”. But when I finished I tried to recount what was it and again – second-hand is sold as high fashion. The author keeps saying – “old accounting methods are not applicable for startups because of uncertain environment” – yes, true – but then goes narrative description of what’s been in business books for decades. And last – “Build-Measure-Learn”! What was a purpose of renaming “Plan-Do-Check-Act”?
So, in overall – it was waste of time, with only exception – now I know that I should ignore everything containing “The Lean Startup”, “Minimum Viable Product” and “Innovative Accounting”. And also – would you trust somebody whose only experience is mediocre social network startup with unclear business model? After Facebook IPO?
37 of 52 people found this review helpful
A software guy talking about software startups. If you aren't involved in a tech startup please consider spending your money elsewhere. The synopsis of the book is him taking agile, scrum, and lean methodologies applying them to software startups.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book would have been good had it been read by a professional voice actor. I found Erics reading to be flat and boring. Authors who are not professional performers should seriously stop reading their own books, its like holywood writers acting in their own scripts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I am e-learning entrepreneur struggling to have more information and knowledge to start my business even though it's not a Technical startup this book has given me perspective and the tools for my lunch I love it
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
this was, by far, the best book on startups and startup Innovation I have read. It is basically a how to for startups that want to make a difference
This is an essential part for an entrepreneurs toolkit. I am excited to see how the full theory develops.
This book laid out some great frameworks to begin tackling startup success. It gave a great perspective on the being an entrepreneur. This is not a technical book but absolutely has great information.
Completely changed my whole mindset of the way a business/start can (should) be run. Game changer!
This is a great book for startups. It's a lot to learn, and it alot to put in action. So let's get it on
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I got an hour through this and stopped as it was not about lean startup at all, it was about getting software to market quickly. I kept trying to use the events in the wider market but struggled.
The Americanisms in the book are one of the things which have turned me off it, 3 hours in and I can't listen to it anymore. It's also a boring listen, nothing in those 3 hours has been inspiring, thought provoking or provided me with useful takeaway information about creating a startup. All I seem to know more about is his own business, IMVU and how they've experimented with features and spoken to customers to then add more features to it. It's the books title which enticed me to listen with it seemingly being about startups, but it's not.
Quite an interesting concept. However found the repartition of concepts, boring and tedious. The concept of iteration testing and batching is used in multiple titles especially in black box thinking which is a far easier and interesting read. The book is probably useful for technology start ups, but as an IT professional in the retail market, I struggled to relate. The only interesting concept I took away was the 5 why’s.
really enjoyed this. many practical lessons, many new ways of thinking. some of the practices may not line up directly with your business, but the questions it gets you to ask can be useful for people in start ups to managers to employees of larger organisations. great read.
The book has the right balance between practice and theory. very well written as well.
the day I finished listening to it I immediately started it again. applicable to any size of company
Never really learn much about lean manufacturing before. Now I feel I've been thrown in and absorbed lots from it. Greatly narrated too. Will be listening again to gain deeper insights.
no much of a story and a lot of repeated ideas but drives the point home. will try to use this in my future endeavours.
well presented. I thought it was a very well presented and insightful book! would b
This is a well researched and insightful book. Very valuable information and high recommended.
This book is a must for Entrepreneurs, that said, the audio version is just a slow and painful death.
By half of it I was used to the tone and speed so could start enjoying the knowledge provided, but really boring book.
Will try the new release from Eric Ries because of who he is, hopefully he improved his story telling!
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I would recommend this book, particularly to someone interested in an IT start up. But it is too IT specific. The ideas and methodologies dont work for practical products that are not service or software based
Did The Lean Startup inspire you to do anything?
Yes, start my own Blog
absolutely necessary read for anyone in ux/lean.
covers many of the critical roads in ux to deliver a great product
The content was very easy to listen through and the concepts were explained with concrete, real-life and relevant examples. Very enlighting!
loved it! my manager got me onto it and it affected the way i take ownership of my team and starting new projects right away. need to read again to let more sink in.
Easy to digest, logically presented, building on principles throughout the book. Logical arguments for fast learning as the new measure of team growth and value.
Let's face it, if he was any good at lean startups he'd be starting something, not writing this twaddle.
Whether you're working in a large corporate or a small start up, there's lessons and insights that will benefit you
excellent content. if you're in the process of starting your own business, READ this book