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The Lean Startup (Review Part 2)

Author: Eric Reis First Published: 2011 Amazon Referral Link: The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Review Part 1: The Lean Startup (Part 1) This book is highly recommended for anyone that wants to explore more ways to grow and evaluate their own methodologies for development and successful processes. There are a lot of awesome ideas in this book that can strengthen methodologies and provide value to any organization. The following is an attempt to capture some thoughts on some of the big ticket topics of the book but this should not prevent you from reading it and seeing which ideas have the most relevance to you in your situation. Validated Learning – Build-Measure-Learn Having experienced the results of Validated Learning without having the words to describe it well, reading through this approach in the book provided a great sense of completion to…

The Lean Startup (Part 1)

Author: Eric Reis First Published: 2011 Amazon Referral Link: The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Ok, I need to be honest here. I wasn’t very excited about this book. I had just finished some fast-paced and fun thrillers by Matthew Reilly and knew that I wanted to tackle a book to start writing about on this blog. I actually picked it because it was the shortest of the handful of nonfiction books in the queue on my phone. Sometime in the future I will get into a discourse around audiobooks, but for now, let me just state that the vast majority of my book-based reading is in the form of audiobooks. As such, I always try and keep a number of interesting books loaded on my phone so I have a good selection when I finish what I am currently listening to.…

#readingmaterial

As I am starting this category I know this will be one of my favorite parts of this endeavor. I am a huge reader. Books, articles, ideas, thoughts – there is a ton that can be learned and discussed and explored through reading material. The goal of this category is to share books and other articles that help added knowledge, wisdom, and humor through my professional journey. Every book and article that is posted will be reviewed and will also end up on the main pages of the site – as of late 2019 the section is at the top of the blog under the “Things I Like” section. The goals of the reading material are simple – to cover anything that could be an engineering influence. This leaves the door wide open for all kinds of fun subjects and topics. I hope you enjoy finding your own reading material…