Firms that want to be more entrepreneurial have to reward employees who act like entrepreneurs, even if that means failing and acting like weirdos.
When you ask people about the Lean Startup methodology, one of the first things you’ll often hear is advocacy for a root cause problem solving method called “the 5 whys.” As I mentioned yesterday, I’m currently attending Eric Ries’ “Lean Startup Conference,” yesterday and today, so I hope you’ll say hi if you’re there. For a […]
Today and tomorrow, I’ll be attending the “Lean Startup Conference,” brought to us by Eric Ries and his team, so I hope you’ll say hi if you’re there. I hope you’ll read this post even if you’re involved in Lean outside of startups, such as manufacturing or healthcare (read my blog post about the connections). There’s […]
In the startup world, Eric Ries has helped push forward the notion that the goal of a startup is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In fact, it's my very favorite definition of a startup. As a social entrepreneur, so too is your job to learn -- not just about your organization but also about yourself as a leader. Show More Summary
Sometimes you need to build things with the intention of wrecking them. This ties very closed to the idea of an MVP in the Eric Ries Minimum Viable Product mentality. When you are building a new idea, a new business, a new thing … be ready to exert brutal candor. Show More Summary
The language of startups has become pervasive. It feels like it started with Eric Ries’ great book The Lean Startup when words like MVP and pivot started showing up in all conversations. Back then it was new, fresh, and focusing. Today,...Show More Summary
My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Eric Ries, entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup. Eric was the very first practitioner of my Customer Development...Show More Summary
For the uninitiated, the Lean Startup methodology is a practice for developing products and businesses based on ‘validated learning’, getting customer feedback quickly and often. The process was proposed by Eric Ries in 2011. The objective is to eliminate uncertainty in the product development process. Show More Summary
I’ve been intrigued by the “Lean Startup” movement since I first saw Eric Ries speak at MIT back in late 2009. I’ve read his book The Lean Startup, have attended a bunch of the conferences (speaking at two of them – see video of one). I’ve interviewed Eric on my podcast series (listen here and here). […]
I re-read Eric Ries’s The Lean Startup this week largely because our partner companies do things a little differently to what I would describe as ‘classic lean startup’ and I...
Mixmax, which is making e-mail interactive with apps that set-up calendar meetings and polls, raised $1.5 million from Harrison Metal, Floodgate’s Mike Maples and Ann Miura-Ko, Ram Shriram of Sherpalo Ventures and angels Eric Ries, Soundcloud CEO Alex Ljung, Nuzzel CEO Jonathan Abrams, Inkling CEO Matt MacInnis and Soundcloud’s Eric Wahlforss. “It’s crazy that we… Read More
If you're interested in startups or an entrepreneur yourself, you've probably heard of Eric Ries. After founding his company IMVU, a 3D virtual avatar community which is now doing over $55M per year, Eric noticed there's a huge amount of inefficiency in how founder were building their businesses. Show More Summary
Taken a few weeks ago at dinner, at Mission Rock in Dogpatch tldr It’s the last week to order Eric Ries’s new book, called The Leader’s Guide. In a very innovative experiment, it’s being published exclusively on Kickstarter. It’s the only way to buy a copy. Show More Summary
Last Monday, I had the chance to attend a Lean Startup event in Austin where Eric Ries announced the launch of a Kickstarter project for a new book. 10 days ago isn’t much of a “throwback,” but bear with me. He was asked a question from the audience: “Do you wish you had used a […]
Eric Ries, the author of The Lean Startup, is hoping to raise $135,000 for his next book The Leader’s Guide. Ries, launched the campaign at SXSW this week, and has already raised almost $130,000. The book will only be available as a limited edition to Kickstarter donors. Show More Summary
The unusual publishing experiment will result in not one, but two titles. "Writing the last book was so painful, I swore I would never do it again," Eric Ries, author of the insanely popular business bible The Lean Startup, said hours after launching a Kickstarter campaign to announce not one, but two, new books. Read Full Story
The bestselling Lean Startup author announces his next book--and how he plans to get you to help write it.
My friend Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, is writing a new book called The Leader’s Guide. He’s crowdfunding the research, writing, and production of this new book on Kickstarter and the campaign was launched today. I’ve already backed this project and you can too. Here’s the video that explains what it is about.
Eric Ries, author of perhaps the most influential startup business book of the past decade, has today launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new book, called The Leader’s Guide Given the success of The Lean Startup, it’s no surprise Ries has a traditional publishing deal and doesn’t need to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Show More Summary
Eric Ries started a revolution with his book, The Lean Startup. It still resonates for everyone today.