- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Penguin UK (6 October 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670921602
- ISBN-13: 978-0670921607
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses Paperback – 6 Oct 2011
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Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lean Startup has the chops to join this exalted company. (Philip Delves Broughton Financial Times)
Mandatory reading for entrepreneurs... loaded with fascinating stories and practical principles (Dan Heath, coauthor of Switch and Made to Stick)
If you are an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are just curious about entrepreneurship, read this book. (Randy Komisar, founding director of TiVo)
The Lean Startup will change the way we think about entrepreneurship (Tom Eisenmann, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School)
Eric Ries 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, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, Opsware, and Netscape)
I know of no better guide to improve the odds of a startup's success' (Mitchell Kapor, Founder, Lotus Development Corp)
This book is the guided tour of the key innovative practices used inside Google, Toyota, and Facebook, that work in any business (Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman, Intuit)
About the Author
About the Author: Eric Ries is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and is well known all around the world for pioneering the Lean Startup movement. He is a Yale University graduate with a BS in Computer Science. And in 2004, he co-founded the IMVU Inc which was his second venture into the business field after the failure of his first company. He has a hosted several sold out conferences about the Lean Startup initiative.
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Top Customer Reviews
Lessons of a lifetime from a failure but eventually a leader. He gives all the lessons he has learned after years of failing and how he used them eventually to be what he is today.
Unfortunately, the book is hard to read, specifically the first half, which could be condensed to half its length, because there's too much repetition. The author leaves you to figure out what a term means from reading an anecdote spread over two pages rather than defining it explicitly and clearly defining it. Some chapter names are meaningless, like "Leap", and give you no indication of what to expect. Some case studies are not obviously connected to the point the author is trying to make — you scratch your head and try to figure out what it means, and what the point must have been, and what the moral of the story must have been.
But, stick with it, and you'll be rewarded with a solid, well thought-out, evidence-based method on running a startup with less risk, stress, time, money and effort.
Here's a summary of the book:
The lean startup method has five principles:
1) Entrepreneurs are everywhere.
2) Entrepreneurship is management, albeit a form of management that applies under the conditions of extreme uncertainty in a startup. If you think management is not cool and reject it, you'll have chaos and failure.
3) Validated Learning. Startups exist not to just make things, serve customers, or make money. They exist to learn how to build a sustainable business.
4) Build - measure - learn: Startups should go through this loop, as fast as possible.Read more ›
I am confident of positive results as the feed back loop is shorter and I get to make corrections (pivot) and continue further (persevere)...
Excellent managed development!
decide what is the vision , where do you want to go i.e. the end goal .
that vision will motivate you throughout the journey to the goal .
Steer : navigate , keep changing direction during the journey to the goal if you are headed in wrong direction
Accelerate : pick up pace once on the right path
I like the way the book is articulated well with some of the failures and the pro-founding success stories by following lean-start up methodology.
I also see that the author goes little sentimental over the last chapter about the wasted resources. But, the way the chapters are arranged gives you lot of information and definitely ignites fire to follow lean startup methodologies to be successful by not wasting resources at the end.
The author introduces the readers to a framework Build-Measure-Learn feedback Loop—an agile product development technique that follows the concept of build faster and ship sooner which is commonly known as Minimum Viable Product (MVP) building methodology. MVP methodology is used to build faster with minimum but crucial features, test those to validate assumptions against the measurable feedback and inputs from the customers. These learnings are subsequently used to build next cycle of MVP by either persevering on the same path or pivoting to a new one. Each concept is further explained with real life experiences and instances from startups and corporate organizations alike, which makes this book very interesting and engaging.
The author has provided insightful learnings on identifying project wastages in terms of time, money and other vital resources. He has provided tools on measuring the feedback/data using what he calls 3 A’s metrics: Actionable, Accessible and Auditable, and warns against the pitfalls of vanity metrics that is loaded with unwanted and useless data.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got to learn a lot about the Lean Startup concept. Amazing book.Published 12 days ago by Ved Prakash Jha
This books gives you step by step ideas on how to make start-up success and very well written. A simple and perfect book..Published 2 months ago by D V RAJASEKHAR REDDY
Must read this book before starting any software.
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