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"The most valuable book on entrepreneurship in the past 25 years!"
— Tim Huntley, An Entrepreneurial Life
"To avoid infant/instant mortality of your venture and boost success chances, this book is a 'must-have' and must practice.'"
About Steve Blank
Steve Blank is a driving force in innovation, helping to radically reshape how startups are built and how entrepreneurship is taught. His new Startup Owner's Manual is his latest addition for entrepreneurial practitioners. Steve created the Customer Development methodology that spawned the Lean Startup movement. He teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia. His blog, steveblank.com, is "must" reading among entrepreneurs. In 2011, Steve created the Lean LaunchPad, a hands-on class using Customer Development to train students as well as elite teams of scientists and engineers selected and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Steve arrived in Silicon Valley in 1978, as boom times began, joining his first of eight startups. After 21 years the results were two deep craters, several "base hits," one massive "dot-com bubble" home run, and immense experiential learning that resulted his first break-through book, The Four Steps to the Epiphany.
About Bob Dorf
Bob Dorf is a serial entrepreneur, founding his first success at age 22 and, since then, six more--"two homeruns, two base hits, and three great tax losses," as he puts it. He's advised and/or invested in a score more startups since. Dorf is often called the "midwife of Customer Development," having critiqued early drafts of The Four Steps to the Epiphany; he and Steve have been friends and colleagues ever since. Entrepreneurial from his teens, Bob received his last W-2 almost 40 years ago, when he quit his editor's job at New York's WINS Radio to launch his first successful startup. When he's not running K&S Ranch Consulting with Steve, Dorf teaches "Introduction to Venturing," on Customer Development and getting startups right, as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School.
Author just tries to add more and more pages
The same idea is repeated so many times, that I feel that the target is only to fill the pages
Books is very big, with... Read more
Not real book. Just some interpretation of original ideas.
I have Russian version of this (original) book, but translation is not good enough. Read more
The legendary Steve Blank's book. Nothing more to say. If you are interested in startups it's a must.Published 29 days ago by Liudas
The best book for any start-up or any small business looking to become a better company. The authors provide their readers with specific actionable steps to build a great company. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph R. Bullock Jr.
Lot's of great ideas on how to and not to do things. I found myself doing things that were going to sink my business, glad I had this to keep me on track, heck only through the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MRager
It is a great resource for explaining the business start up process. It has many relevant examples and is a fairly
academic treatment of entrepreneurship. Read more