What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That’s the p...more
Probably one of the better trendy "Lean" books out these days. Despite being drawn from blog content, it's fairly well edited he did an excellent job porting his posts and talks to book format.
Stuff I liked:
- The author is a technical founder, so he knows how the sausage is made.
- To get your idea on paper, Ash Maurya created a "Lean Canvas" which is an adaptation of the Osterwalder Business Model Canvas. Maurya's canvas is much more down-to-earth and is a much better fit for any software start
Running Lean is the first book I've encountered...more
Ash tries to answer this question by providing clean path to the success. By describing various aspects of running project he will show you issues that are particularly worth addressing. I have to admit that Ash provides you with lots of valuable information regarding issues you will probably encounter during project.
Generally, problem with this ki...more
Running Lean is a handbook for practicing entrepreneurs who want to increase their odds of success.
Which, for me, was originally off-putting. Why? When I was reading the blurb, I focused in on the words innovate and iterate and blocked out venture and bootstrapping. I came at this book as an engineer, not as an entrepreneur. And my initial enthusiasm quickly waned: is this going to be one of those self-important business books? But pretty quickly, I figu...more
I've just finished the first round of reading it and returned back to its...more
In particular, the id...more
Running Lean is not actually a revelation, as I have been a fan of agile development for quite some time. Lean methods presented in this...more
The book is a PRACTICAL step-by-step guide to building startups, focused in -almost- software startups (which is great for me, as I am a software developer :)
I read The Lean Startup, and Business Model Generation, and I think they are great books! But unfortunately, I was unable to decide from where to start and what to do next! This book (Running Lean) fill these gaps a...more
Read this book. Now.
I would label this book as a MUST READ for anyone trying to create a start-up or get started on a project.
The original "Lean Startup" book by Eric Ries introduces the theories behind the Lean Methodologies. It's interesting, but it leaves you not knowing exactly where to start.
This book, in contrast, is very detailed and practical. It shifts away from "what to think," towards "what to do."
How to fill out a...more
Acredito que o livro exija um pouco mais de abstração para quem não for da área de software, apesar de ainda assim ser aplicável a outros tipos de empreendimentos.
A forma como são expostos os experimentos...more
It takes the principles and philosophies of lean and Eric Ries, and puts them into a step-wise system. I would recommend reading this book after The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, but before going head-strong into the Startup Owner's Manual (which is very rich and methodical).
That said, I would have liked more data on the success rates of startups using these methodologies, and more information on why this process works better than others. The beginning of the book where it describes the Lean Canvas a...more
It's important to note that the methods taught in this book can be applied across many industries...more
I have been an entrepreneur for more than a decade, and throughout that time I have been in search of a better, faster way for building successful products.
Then I ran into early works on Customer Development and Lean Startup pioneered by Steve Blank and Eric Ries. I joined in on the conversation and have been rigorously applying and testing these...more