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Preview — Running Lean by Ash Maurya
Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works
What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That’s the p...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 the first book I've encountered...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
-Makes an excellent case for why start ups should remain grounded in reality and test their theories before jumping head first into development and then staying highly connected with their potential customers throughout the entire development process.
-Does a good job walking you through the steps to create "lean business model canvas" in a very realistic and easy to understand m...more
The book should be read chapter upon chapter as the ideas under discussion build towards the conclusion in a linear fashion. So effectively what you end up with is a step-by-step formula for emulating the aut...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
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
In particular, the id...more
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
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've just finished the first round of reading it and returned back to its...more
I'm really trying to figure out how this all comes into play with an existing customer base and infrastructure. Determining what the MVP is is one thing, but I faltered a bit in how you continue to improve your existing products using this model. I guess Ash couldn'...more
He's equally candid about the context he's used his "Running Lean" method in.
Overall, great practical advice for early stage entrepreneurs looking to get started. Skip the other books me...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
I can't say that this is a complete step-by-step - it seems like there is always so much more to do than just what's in the book - but it's certainly very helpful and informative.
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