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Eric Ries and The Lean Startup – It’s Everywhere

by Ryan Martens, 3 November 2011 | The Agile Blogosphere

This post is from Agile Development Blog: Scaling Software Agility by Ryan Martens. Click here to see the original post in full.

With the publishing of Eric Ries’ book, The Lean Startup, I can barely go a day without talking to someone about it. Eric clearly executed a lean startup on himself and this topic – by focusing on learning. Eric started much of his work a couple of years ago with his blog Startup Lessons Learned and by publicly speaking on the topic. I saw him first at Return Path, a local Rally customer, in May of 2010.  Since that time, he has continued to refine the principles and collected great stories for this book that speaks equally well to an new entrepreneur as a seasoned business professional.

The book is just a fantastic and hard-hitting summary of this approach to business, as well as a manual on how to teach entrepreneurial behaviors.  If Eric was a seasoned author, this would be a great book, but given the fact it is his first effort – it makes the book astonishing.  It debuted at #2 on New York Times Bestseller list!

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