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The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by [Ries, Eric]
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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)

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Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship. Eric Ries's 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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1526 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Penguin (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005PR422K
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 502 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,125 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Athan TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Feb. 2016
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I'm a second time entrepreneur, but by Eric Ries' analysis I'm actually a third time entrepreneur, because he counts the time I set something up as a consultant for a large corporation. So he had me at hello, even if it was through flattery.

In fewer than 300 pages it gave me a good 15 flashbacks. Points where I was shouting out loud "exactly!"

Embarrassingly, it also gave me a whole bunch of moments where I said "why did nobody tell me that back then."

It's a MUST if you are starting a business.

It's not without its faults. It's an advertisement for his consultancy, it could do without the references to Toyota (of which there's tons), it really reads like one of those self-help guides obese people read on airplanes; it's far from perfect.

It is regardless AWESOME and it's a very quick read.

Look away now if you don't want me to spoil it for you, here come the main points:

1. Entrepreneurship can happen in funny places.

2. Value = providing benefit to the customer. “Success is not delivering a feature; success is learning how to solve a customer’s problem.”

3. Launch! You’re not going to increase the value of the product without real customer input

4. Launch! You could be perfecting a product of no value

5. Launch! You WILL throw a lot of work away; the earlier you launch the less you’ll throw away

6. For all the above reasons, keep going through short cycles of BUILD, MEASURE, LEARN

7. Plan to learn; don’t say “I learned” as an excuse after a failure if you did not have a lesson planned in there.

8. There is a problem with launching: Once you’ve launched you give up on the “audacity of zero.
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A must for anyone considering a startup or business venture especially technologists who seem to get obsessed with the awesomeness of an idea to business. Had to read twice whilst keeping notes. The author may come across as a pompous self obsessed douche butbth message conveyed is really important and it is delivered in a simple and clear manner.
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Had been recommended this book by a couple of CEO's from start-ups. It's great book when you thinking about starting up something yourself and would definitely recommend everyone to have a read at this before doing so.
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Brilliant book with some great examples a must read for anyone interested in the subject or indeed setting up or running a business of any kind.
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I like this book a lot as you can extract practical take outs from every subject, some very strong, some less but all well documented.
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Excellent book that isn't just for start ups. There are lots of ways estavlished businesses can learn from this book.
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A really good book, to understand the start ups enviroment and the agile metodology.
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Probably the most formative business book I have read, cannot recommend it enough.
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