Eric Ries, “Lean Startup” thought-leader extraordinaire, has had trouble recruiting speakers for his conference. “I would ask my friends to speak, and they would be really interested. Then I would say, ‘This is that story you need to tell. Remember that time you really fucked up?’” Ries says. “All of a sudden, they’d be less interested.” Ries is...
Our Q&A session with two Lean UX superstars, Eric Ries (author of The Lean Startup) and Laura Klein (author of UX for Lean Startups), is now available on demand. Curious about what you can learn from Eric and Laura? Here’s … Read Mo...
Sponsored Post A “pivot” can be defined as a company’s decision to shift its core purpose or business model to optimize for success. In fact, technophile and blogger Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, suggests that all companies have pivoted in one way or another, some at earlier stages than others. Show More Summary
Clarity.fm today launched Answers, a new service that lets users ask business questions to the company’s pre-qualified experts, including Mark Cuban, Eric Ries, and Brian Wong for free. “It’s kind of like Quora–only with a business model,”...Show More Summary
Don't wait until your product is perfect to build your business. You'll be waiting forever. I'm a big believer in the key tenets of Steve Blank's The Four Steps to the Epiphany and Eric Ries's The Lean Startup. Particularly, I like to see start-ups follow the authors' approach to finding what both call product/market fit. Show More Summary
If software is eating the world, Eric Ries's Lean Startup is the menu, offering developers a blueprint by which to change the world of startups, big corporations, social enterprises and even churches. Lean Analytics, a new book by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz, tackles the "measure" part of Lean Startup's holy trinity of build, measure and learn. Show More Summary
There’s got to be some formula for startup success, right? It’s why all founders must read books by gurus like Steve Blank, Brad Feld or Eric Ries, why they attend Lean Startup Machine events, Startup Weekends, South by Southwest or any of the dozens of conferences around the world. Show More Summary
“Make sure the features you build actually matter to customers” - Eric Ries - The Lean Startup (via gregmelander)
Not everyone can have Tim Ferriss or Eric Ries as a personal mentor--which is why we're giving you their 10 most useful tips for building uber-successful businesses. You're on your grind. You have the motivation. But you need mentorship. Show More Summary
The Lean Startup author weighs in on the best ways to build momentum for a new company--and improve your product in the process. You might call Eric Ries the kingpin of start-up analytics--he's a big promoter of constant company analysis. Show More Summary
CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors.
Given the huge popularity of our Q&A with lean startup evangelist Eric Ries a few weeks ago, I decided to take one step backwards and interview the man who helped inspire Ries: Steve Blank. Like Ries, Blank is a serial entrepreneur who left company building to help create a science and discipline around entrepreneurship. The goal? To reduce...
If you are like most entrepreneurs, you should build a “minimum viable product.” Let’s get the definition out of the way first; Eric Ries defines MVP as “…that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.” As we detail in “The Lean Entrepreneur,” famed entrepreneur...
In interviewing innovation experts from Clayton Christensen to Eric Ries, Warren Berger found that asking the right questions can be more challenging than finding answers. “One does not begin with answers,” the legendary business consultant Peter Drucker once said. Show More Summary
I’ve spent a lot of time rolling my eyes at the words “lean startup” because– like “pivot”– they’ve become so bastardized. Eric Ries and his philosophies of rapid iteration, testing hypotheses and turning entrepreneurship into a science went from something that was considered crazy to something that was considered overhyped. There was almost no time in the middle where...
Entrepreneurs love quoting the tenets of The Lean Startup movement but Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, urges entrepreneurs to move beyond the buzzwords and take on metrics. Find out why you need to take a closer look at metrics to understand what really matters to growing a business. Continue reading ?
San Francisco startup Rally.org has partnered with Glide, a local nonprofit, to encourage would-be entrepreneurs to raise money for charity. The top ten fundraisers will win a meeting with Eric Ries or Mike Maples, among others.
It’s awesome that Eric Ries puts the video content from The Lean Startup Conference online each year. He’s just uploaded some videos to his YouTube channel, with more to come (including video of my “Ignite” session talk on Lean Healthcare Design). It’s all worth checking out, but some of my particular favorite sessions include: Todd [...]
In his kickoff to the Lean Startup Conference, Eric Ries promised that there was so much content and so many speakers crammed into the day that we would all have a headache at some point. Yes, that came true for me. But, it was a very inspiring and thought-provoking day… with over 700 attendees in [...]
By Guest Contributors Sarah Milstein and Eric Ries, cross-posted from Startup Lessons Learned It’s well-known—and we ourselves have been publicly frustrated—that white men tend to dominate the speaker rosters for tech and entrepreneurship conferences, not to mention the portfolios of many entrepreneurship programs. Show More Summary