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Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my new book. This is the fist time I'm offering it for pre-order, it comes out in October. I'm actually still working on the manuscript as I type this. You may not realize this but the ProductHunt community played a big role in helping my Kickstarter campaign that was the research platform for this book (we built a minimum viable product called The Leader's Guide where many ideas for this book were tested). This is a totally new book that covers what I've been up to since The Lean Startup was published in 2011. Where that book was primarily about how to get started, this book is about what kind of company are we trying to create? So many entrepreneurs starts new thing because they hate the slowness and brain damage of big companies. But, as I ask in the book, my question is always: "if you hate big companies so much, why are you trying to start a new one?" Too many of our best companies go on to become sclerotic and bureaucratic - but it doesn't have to be this way. I think we can stay lean and agile even as we scale. I'm trying to show how in this new book. Happy to answer questions or hang out in the comments a bit today.
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@ericries Really looking forward to reading this. Thank you, Eric!
@ericries can't wait to read your new book. when is the audiobook going to be available?
@rooz_khosravi hopefully same as hardcover
Hey @ericries! First of all, allow me to express my gratitude for 'The Lean Startup' book you wrote. It is indeed tremendously helpful, it's gotten me to think differently, so, thanks a lot! Now, 2 years later (since I last read your book) I'm really happy to see that you're working on a new book! Now my question is, how can I pre-order it considering the fact that [in Tunisia] we don't have the ability to do online payments?
@ericries "if you hate big companies so much, why are you trying to start a new one?" It's a really good question! What is the answer? Don't Fuck Up the Culture?
Welcome back, @ericries! Dog fooding question... ๐Ÿ˜Š How have you used lean startup practices in the making of this book?
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@rrhoover it actually dates all the way back to The Leader's Guide Kickstarter (which, remember, wasn't and still isn't for sale in stores). I conceived of that as an MVP to test two things: 1. Was there an audience who would buy this book? 2. How did people respond to the ideas when presented in book form? I learned a ton from both, plus a lot I didn't even expect. Now I'm incorporating all of that into the new book. Plus, we are doing a ton of split-testing on the Startup Way site right now - covers, subtitles, recruiting test readers. Those who preorder now will get a sneak peak of what we are doing in the private Leaders Guide community.
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Eric Ries' Lean Startup is a seminal read for all people building great products/services. This book is based on five years of observation of companies of all sizes applying Lean Startup, including GE, Dropbox, and the Federal Government. Eric notes on his blog that those who preorders "will grant you access to The Leader's Guide community, an exclusive network of new and experienced Lean Startup practitioners, where I'll be sharing excerpts from the book and the results of the design and content testing I'm doing to shape the final product." #instabuy.
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I enjoyed his previous book! Anyone pre-read this one? Is it like an appendix with extra case studies?
@orliesaurus not yet / it's an entirely new book
After Lean Startup, you'd expect Eric to earn an A+ in custdev, right? Yet I'm ๐Ÿ˜ฎ at how relevant and necessary The Startup Way's conversation promises to be. --> In 2016,60% of my trial coaching calls for founders chose "my company is growing, but it has changed in ways that I don't like." <-- Growth changes everything. Hoping that Eric will help identify what's sacred about your startup & how to preserve it through scale.