Eric Ries is an American entrepreneur, blogger, and author of The Lean Startup, a book on the lean startup movement. He is also the author of The Startup Way, a book on modern entrepreneurial management.
“Lean Startup isn't about being cheap
[but is about] being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.”
He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.
He has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and he has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies, including GE, with whom he partnered to create the FastWorks program. Eric has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal, and he is the founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange.
He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. This methodology was the inspiration behind his founding of the LTSE and his books The Leader’s Guide and The Startup Way.
Eric Ries the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages
Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship. The Lean Startup has the chops to join this exalted company. (Philip Delves Broughton Financial Times)
Mandatory reading for entrepreneurs... loaded with fascinating stories and practical principles (Dan Heath, coauthor of Switch and Made to Stick)
If you are an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are just curious about entrepreneurship, read this book. (Randy Komisar, founding director of TiVo)
The Lean Startup will change the way we think about entrepreneurship (Tom Eisenmann, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School)