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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 ...more
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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 fig ...more
>> Why are start ups hard?
Because the product market fit takes multiple iterations. Most learning happens after the product is released, so get to that point soon.
Know HOW to listen to customers, not just what they say. Customers might not know what they need, but there will be a recurring theme of pain points. Don't Pitch in customer interviews, listen.
Iterate enough on the idea and product before running out of resources (not just $$, but time!)
Get out of the building fo ...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
-The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
-Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
-Value Proposition Design by Alan Smith, Alexander Osterwalder, Gregory Bernarda, Trish Papadakos, and Yves Pigneur.
This will create a wider range of understanding of what the Lean Startup is all about. I also recommend jumping on Ash's new book: Scaling Lean as it is a continuation of this book (In terms of scaling the Business)
Подтвердила мои выводы о том, что чем больше ты говоришь с клиентами тем меньше рисков сделать что то не то, что хочет рынок(кеп).
Я так и не смог прочитать 4steps to ephihany, но это хороший пример рабочей методологии для интернет проектов
Každopádně bych tuto knihu upřednostnila tištěnou – lean canvas si prostě bez obrázku jen těžko představím (v praxi).
Audio zpracování vůbec není špatné – rozhodně mezi naučnými knihami jedno z nejlepších! Co mi však mírně vadilo, byla těžkopádná výslovnost angličtiny.
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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
It is a systematic process for iterating from plan A to a plan that works, before running out of resources.
The essence of running lean can be distilled into three steps:
1. Document your plan by Lean canvas
2. Identify the riskiest part of your plan by researching, interviewing, MVP and etc.
3. Systematically test your plan by iterating
This book is for managers, developers and entrepreneurs, and all those who plan to start their own IT business. In that, the author shares his ...more
Having worked at one of the early companies to follow what became the "Lean" process: "IMVU" it is very interesting to see the development and refinement of many of the concepts.
Some of the key points that changed my mind and surprised me were:
1) Start by charging a price: If you don't charge a price up front, you will get a lot of users who sign up, and use the product, but are neve ...more
Now, in the 21st century, many of us have learned t ...more
Stage 1: Problem/Solution Fit Key question: Do I have a problem worth solving?
Stage 2: Product/ ...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
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
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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