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The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company Hardcover – March 1, 2012
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Power your startup to success with The Startup Owner's Manual.
This near-encyclopedic guide unlocks the secrets to startup success - walking you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank.
Whether you're launching a physical channel startup or one that will sell through web/mobile channels, on these pages, you'll learn how to:
Use the Customer Development method to bring your business idea to life
Conduct your search for a scalable, profitable business model
Incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses
Find Product-Market fit
Get, Keep and Grow customers
Fuel growth with metrics that matter
Avoid the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often
The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes.
It is the go-to resource for thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.
Use it in conjunction with The Startup Owner's Manual -- Founder's Workbook (bit.ly/SlPQqc), an interactive tool for tracking your progress through the Customer Development process.
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Top Customer Reviews
I feel sort of bad leaving such a low-star rating but people looking for the Kindle version need to something to alert them.
I joined an accelerator to speed up my start-up process. I raised some angel money for my startup.
I was feeling good, but I was having difficulty keeping up with Facebook's rapid changes. Enter
Steve Blank's books "Four Steps to Epiphany" and "Startup Owner's Manual".
These two books saved my startup's life. I was able to pivot our company. A few months later, I used
my hedge fund knowledge to take over a Nasdaq public company called LookSmart. I have made these 2 books
required reading for the entire LookSmart team. I like the culture of LookSmart to be data-driven, lean startup oriented.
No room for ego's. Celebrate failures. Fail fast.
Steve Blank's books are making the revival of LookSmart possible. Now, Steve would you like to give a speech for our next LookSmart 3 day team building session :) ? Thanks!
The only thing I wanted to add was a pointer to the course on Udacity led by the authors that offers a complete course based on this book. Find it at udacity dot com slash course slash ep245
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* Emphasis is on finding a business model, not executing an untested.
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