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Lessons Learned from The Lean Startup & How we Put them into Practice (Book Club Talk)

Jan 18, 2018 | Posted by Cristina in Book club

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MVP, pivoting, A/B testing, product-market fit – these are just a few of the concepts that you hear entrepreneurs talk about on a daily basis. They started to be popularized in 2011, when The Lean Startup by Eric Ries was published.

The book describes a methodology anyone can use to create and grow startups, or solve problems in an organization, no matter its size or budget. It borrows concepts from lean manufacturing and draw from Ries’ experience as an employee, founder, and business advisor.

One might even say it’s the bible of entrepreneurs (it’s also the most recommended book here, on The CEO Library, with more than 25 business leaders praising it).

This is what our latest book club talk and podcast episode is about: you can listen to us debate The Lean Startup book, by Eric Ries.

We believe that not sharing knowledge is a cardinal sin, and you’ll see this reflect in our podcast. We talked about how we applied the Lean Startup methodology to our previous businesses, but also to The CEO Library.

And, of course, we’d love to know more about your experience with The Lean Startup, how you put what you learned from it into action and your thinking process along the way.

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The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – by Eric Ries
MavenHut’s First Step, A Click and A Form: A Case Study on Starting Your Startup with Less than $200
The Don’ts That Turned Alexis Ohanian into the Leader He Is Today
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” – Reid Hoffman

What we’ll read next for our book club: Start With Why, Simon Sinek. We’ll record it on 13th of February – if you want to join our book club, just leave a comment in the form below.

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