Sheryl Sandberg: "[The Lean Startup] provides a great inside look at how the tech industry approaches building products and businesses."
Kevin Systrom: "I don’t know that I read the entire thing, but the principles from Lean Startup, I still apply today."
Mark Cuban: “The Lean Startup tackles the question, 'Why do most start-ups fail?'"
Marc Andreessen: "Eric has created a science where previously there was only art.
A must-read for every serious entrepreneur - and every manager interested in innovation."
Jason Calacanis: "You need to read 'The Lean Startup'"
One of five business books Chris Dixon recommended on Twitter.
Raoul Pal enjoyed reading 'The Lean Startup'.
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.