The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Finished today listening to The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries. 

Here are the key lessons from the book.

Lesson 1: Find a solid business model by validating your idea

Lesson 2: Tell value from waste with split-testing (A/B testing)

Lesson 3: Never ever indulge in vanity metrics

The above picture captures what you will learn from the book in a snapshot. I liked it when I read Five Whys for dissecting and revisiting production issues to learn from. We use it at Marqeta for a blameless postmortem of incidents. However, as many of the lessons, I already knew as I have been working on the software industry for two decades, I can’t say I have learned new things. That doesn’t mean I discourage you from reading this book. On the contrary, if you are in this industry, especially in startups, you will find it useful.

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