Author(s): Eric Ries
Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. "The Lean Startup" is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. "The Lean Startup" is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late. Now is the time to think Lean.
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
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the blog Startup Lessons Learned. He co-founded and served as CTO of IMVU, his third startup. He is a frequent speaker at business events, has advised a number of startups, large companies, and venture capital firms on business and product strategy, and is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School. He lives in San Francisco.