Eric Ries

Tech Startup expert Eric Ries launches new book in London

Eric Ries, author of the Lean Startup spoke at London’s How to Academy on November 15. His latest book “The Startup Way” has just been published. In …

Innovation

Don’t Quit The Day Job (Just Yet)

…or how to go from idea to founding team before you do.<p>Much has been written about how important “team” is to the success of a startup and surely no …

Entrepreneurship

Stitch Fix’s Katrina Lake Did More With Less Cash

Katrina Lake became the first female chief executive officer to take a company public in the U.S. this year when Stitch Fix Inc. started trading on …

Business

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

Success

3 Questions That Will Solve Any Problem Creatively

It was once said that the solution to any problem lies in asking the right question. Here are three.<p>As a culture, we became so polarized that we tend to offer extreme solutions, entrench in them, and not give up an inch from our positions. This is apparent in the way Congress creates laws, these …

Lean Startups

These Are the 7 Deadly Sins of Product-Driven Founders

<i>Are you making any of these company-killing mistakes?</i><p><i>“It doesn’t matter how great your original product or idea is, if you can’t build a great</i> …

Product Management

This Is How You Break Free From the Competition

It’s a question my co-founder David and I get asked all the time:<p><i>You entered a market with thousands of competitors…how do you differentiate</i> …

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5 Big Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Just Keep Making

The allure of being your own boss is strong, but the reality of running a high-growth startup is that the company is your boss.<p>The world we live in has glamorized the idea of starting one's own business, to the point that children now dream of becoming celebrity entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and …

Entrepreneurship

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2017

<b>Roger Martin</b>, a strategic advisor and former dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, has been named the world’s leading business thinker by Thinkers50, a London-based consulting firm. Thinkers50 was founded by business consultants and authors Stuart Cranier and Des Dearlove …

Business

CEOs Should Think Like Founders, Not Just Managers

In 2001 the list of companies with the highest market caps was dominated by blue chips. General Electric, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Walmart, and CitiGroup — all were businesses led by managers who were experts in efficiency and optimization and who grew their businesses by making them work better than …

Satya Nadella

Why is Innovation So Hard At Big Companies?

If you’re responsible for launching new products, you’ve probably come across Eric Ries’s best-selling book, <i>The Lean Startup</i>. The Lean Startup …

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Hooked by Nir Eyal: A Framework for Creating Habit-Forming Products

Ever since SXSW 2017, I’ve been eager to learn more about behavioral science. <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> by Nir Eyal is my first …

UX Design

The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Management & Workplace Culture Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway: The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards: Management & Workplace Culture Book Giveaway<p>We announced the longlist for the 2017 …

Leadership

You’re doing MVP wrong

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”<b><br> — Peter Drucker</b><p>But, despite its simplicity and popularity, …

Peter Drucker

The 1990s Telecom Bubble. What Can We Learn?

My goal when I started writing this blog post was to write a review of <i>The Startup Way.</i> In this new book Eric Ries writes about the application of <i>Lean</i> …

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Eric Ries

We're excited to welcome Eric Ries to Campus London!<p>Eric is an entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup. He is …

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The Startup Guru Who Wants Everyone to Think Like a Founder | Backchannel

<b>You thought founding a company</b> was all about disrupting incumbents, or scaling up, or getting rich? Eric Ries’s 2011 book, <i>The Lean Startup</i>, said no—a …

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20VC: The Lean Startup's Eric Ries on The Missing Function of Entrepreneurship in Most Companies, Creating A New Accountability Paradigm & How To Structure Promotions and Compensation In The New Structure

Let's Talk!<p>Eric Ries is the author of International Bestseller, The Lean Startup, which changed the language of business introducing terms such as …

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#10 Best Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Must Read

The world's richest people - whether Bill Gates or Warren Buffet - swear by their reading list and Gates even releases his list for the year<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>You know this fact, don’t you? Successful people read!<p>The world’s richest …

Success

How to Turn Your Lumbering Dinosaur of a Business Into a Nimble Butterfly

Small-business guru Eric Ries's new book 'The Startup Way' shows how large, established companies can become far faster and more innovative.<p>Many factors--demographics, consolidation, funding disparities--contribute to the persistent decline in startup rates. Here's another possibility: Maybe …

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Developing with an Evidence-based Mindset – Chris LeCompte

In my senior year of college, I enrolled in a course on evidence-based management. With only five other students in my class, the course proved to be …

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How Creating An Entrepreneurship Function Can Help Sustain Corporate Innovation

Lean Startup Week 2017 has just wrapped up in San Francisco. It was a great week of workshops and keynote speeches. The week was themed around <i>The Startup Way</i>, which is the latest book by Eric Ries. Conversations during the week were focused on how large established companies can effectively adopt …

Entrepreneurship

Minimum Beautiful Product

I’ve been facing a bit of cognitive dissonance recently around the concept of an “Minimum Viable Product”. In case you’re not from startup-land, the</b> …

Product Management

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Isn't Getting Customers

The average person tells 16 people about a poor customer-service experience. Don't let that happen to you.<p>According to a Harvard Business School study, approximately 75 percent of startups with venture funding will eventually fail. The same study found that a similar percentage of small businesses …

Customer Service

Meet Eric Ries — reluctant start-up guru who sparked a movement

Eric Ries’s first book is often nicknamed the Silicon Valley bible. But the zeal with which enthusiasts promote The Lean Startup and its principles …

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The Best New Business Books From October

This month had a lot of great new releases in marketing, business and leadership<p>As an entrepreneur, it's never been easier to get your hand on expert advice through great books. I've written in the past about my favorite books for female entrepreneurs, creative entrepreneurs, social media skill …

Entrepreneurship

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job: Disruption and Activist Investors

Jeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years. He radically transformed the company from a classic conglomerate that did everything to one that focused on its core industrial businesses. He sold off slower-growth, low-tech, and nonindustrial businesses — financial services, media, entertainment, plastics, and …

Jeff Immelt

The Secrets of the Creative Process: How to Bring Your Idea to Life

<i>Jenna Mack is the creator and host of the interview program</i> In the Grey<i>. She is an experienced producer who was responsible for cultural segments on</i> …

Creativity

Maks Giordano at THE ARTS+ on Book Marketing: Think ‘Hyperinnovation’

As staged in THE ARTS+ at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the German digital strategist Maks Giordano talks about reaching customers on an 'exponential …

Publishing

How And Why One Man Became A Failure Guru Inside Google

After he sold his first tech startup, Velogic, in 2001 for $100 million, Alberto Savoia thought he had a hot hand. Then, after he became an engineering director at Google and led the team that created AdWords, he felt invincible. So he quit Google in 2002 to found his second startup, Agitar …

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