The Lean Startup

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The Lean Startup 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
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    • The Lean Startup

    • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    • By: Eric Ries
    • Narrated by: Eric Ries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,445
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, mature but not original or essential

    • By Jason Comely on 02-19-13
    • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    • By: Eric Ries
    • Narrated by: Eric Ries
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 09-13-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10,445 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Leader's Guide

    • By: Eric Ries
    • Narrated by: Eric Ries
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    After the publication of his New York Times best-selling book, The Lean Startup, entrepreneur and author Eric Ries traveled the world helping companies of every size adopt the Lean Startup approach in order to become more nimble and experimental no matter what their mission. The Leader’s Guide collects and distills the practical, results-oriented advice Ries has dispensed to entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders at early-stage startups, blue chip corporations, and massive federal government agencies. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable insights and practical advice for leaders in any size company

    • By FG on 05-06-19

    Regular price: $29.95