Reading list for Lean Startups
List of must read articles, videos, and presentations on lean startup principles
Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.
Venture Hacks (Nivi) interviews Eric Ries on minimum viable products: the product with just the necessary features to get money and feedback from early adopters.
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - the latest book from Eric Ries
In this program Hiten reveal the mistakes that he made before he discovered the lean startup concepts. (I bet you'll see your own decisions in many of the mistakes he describes.) And he'll show you how to implement the lean startup philosophy, step-by-step.
The canonical product development model - concept, develop, alpha, beta, first customer, ship - is how Silicon Valley grew strong. But why does this process to build a business only succeed part of the time? And how can early stage ventures reduce their overall risk? Serial entrepreneur Steve Blank points out that most founding partners strongly focus on product and ship. But too often, startups confuse engineering's accomplishments with marketing and sales success, and they pop the champagne corks too soon.
Venture Hacks interviews Sean Ellis on how to get to product/market fit, how to measure fit, and how to survey your users so you can improve fit.
Achieving Product/Market Fit (aka traction) is the first thing that matters for a startup. Running Lean is a low-burn way to systematically build and validate a repeatable and scalable business model. In this talk, we'll cover why you should care about lean, how you can tell if a startup is lean, and how you can use lean to drive and measure progress.
Most startups fail. Not because they fail to launch what they set out to build, but because they waste time building the wrong product. Running Lean was developed through rigorous testing of Lean Startup, Customer Development, and Bootstrapping techniques on dozens of products.
I met Chris Guillebeau at an event at New Work City (a co-working space here in NYC). He was inspiring, and so is his book. Love it, highly recommend it. Visit the website for even more ideas: http://100startup.com/
Learn Lean Startup directly from Eric Ries, Sean Ellis, and Dave McClure.
"I am Steve Newcomb. I am most commonly known as the founder of Powerset, which is now the Microsoft Bing search engine. I have been part of building 12 other startups and none of my startups have ever failed."
Parody applying lean startup philosophy to crack dealers
How does development look different at a startup where learning (rather than working software) is our most important measurement