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- Publisher: edify.me; 20161024 edition (February 20, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2015
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- Language: English
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Summary of 'The Lean Startup' by Eric Ries Kindle Edition
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The examples such as the Facebook reason for growth, are well summarized as well as the content. Content is presented in a schematic yet effective way and allows some space for making your own summary to the summary. Overall the book succeeds to providing the reader with the essential take home messages from the original book in a convenient amount of time.
I would recommend this summary for those that want to put lean start-up principles into practice when reading haha.
I finished this edify.me summary of the lean startup in one sitting, in under an hour. (The book cover claims it takes 45 minutes; I didn't time myself, but that's a pretty good ballpark estimate.) There are parts that I will probably need to refer back to in order to fully understand the details (such as the section on Kanban for Lean Startups, a recommended tool for measuring the performance of your lean startup that I'm not familiar with), but the summary condenses the book into a very manageable size. The writing quality was also a pleasant surprise to me, so that it felt like an easy read rather than a chore to get through.
Probably the biggest benefits of the condensed format is that the meaningful information is no longer so hard to find among all the BS. For example, I recently finished the (full text of) "The Profit Zone" , where there are numerous made-up stories that "illustrate" one of the kinds of profit models that the author is describing. I don't exactly know how much of that kind of fluff appears in the full-text of the "Lean Startup", but there is virtually none of it in this summary. You still get bullet point lists and a few anecdotes (mostly about Eric Ries's experiences at IMVU), but all of it contributes meaningful information, and there isn't so much information that my eyes glaze over.
I haven't read the full Lean Startup book, so I can't provide a detailed comparison with that, but a quick comparison of the table of contents from the full book and the summary indicates that the summary adheres pretty strictly to the same structure as the original. I consider this to be a big plus: if I want more information about a section, I can buy the full text and easily find the corresponding section there. So far, though, I haven't found any reason to need this. I can't tell for sure if the summary is comprehensive, but it certainly feels thorough.
All in all, I thought this was a much better way of reading a business book than actually having to read the full book.