Lean Startup Quotes

Quotes tagged as "lean-startup" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Greg Bear
“I will learn by screwing up.”
Greg Bear, Hull Zero Three

Joel Spolsky
“Listen to your customers, not your competitors.”
Joel Spolsky

Ash Maurya
“Life's too short to build something nobody wants.”
Ash Maurya, Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works

Orson Scott Card
“we have some good ideas here. But the only way to know if they’re workable is to try to make them fail. If we fail to fail, then maybe we’re on the right track.”
Orson Scott Card, The Lost Gate

“The more detailed we made our plans, the longer our cycle times became”
Donald G. Reinertsen, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development

Richie Norton
“Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. ACTION is the cure.”
Richie Norton

Eric Ries
“Visionaries are especially afraid of a false negative: that customers will reject a flawed MVP that is too small or too limited.
[…]
The solution to this dilemma is a commitment to iteration. You have to commit to a locked-in agreement—ahead of time—that no matter what comes of testing the MVP, you will not give up hope. Successful entrepreneurs do not give up at the first sign of trouble, nor do they persevere the plan right into the ground. Instead, they process a unique combination of perseverance and flexibility.”
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

“Consumers love novelty; businesses just call it risk”
Ben Yoskovitz

“We should not prioritize on the basis of project profitability, but rather on how this profitability is affected by delay.”
Donald G. Reinertsen, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development

Eric Ries
“Visionaries are specially afraid of a false negative: that customers will reject a flawed MVP that is too small or too limited.
[…]
The solution to this dilemma is a commitment to iteration. You have to commit to a locked-in agreement—ahead of time—that no matter what comes of testing the MVP, you will not give up hope. Successful entrepreneurs do not give up at the first sign of trouble, nor do they persevere the plan right into the ground. Instead, they process a unique combination of perseverance and flexibility.”
Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

“You don’t learn through sales calls, it’s not customer validation.”
Jason Cohen

“If a picture is worth a thousand words, a prototype is worth a thousand meetings”
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