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Today’s guest is Eric Ries, an entrepreneur and author famous for being at the forefront of the lean startup movement. This episode has plenty of great insight for those both in and outside of the lean startup realm, covering topics like consumer value, waste, and minimal viable products.
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- The quote that inspires Eric (2:12)
- Eric’s background, and why it’s unusual (3:06)
- All about Eric’s book, The Lean Startup (14:20)
- How the content of the book applies to those outside the startup realm (19:46)
- Eric’s role in introducing lean to those who don’t understand its manufacturing roots (29:58)
- The most common mistake made in the lean startup world (32:12)
- Eric’s opinion on bootstrapping (35:47)
- What’s next for Eric (37:59)
- What “Respect for People” means to Eric (39:50)
- The best advice Eric has ever received (40:27)
- Why Eric doesn’t have a productivity habit (42:12)
- Eric’s final words of wisdom (50:10)
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- The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
- The Four Steps to the Epiphany
- Eric’s Website
- The Lean Startup Conference
- Eric on Twitter
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