The difference between PhDs and startups

There is more than one way to push that boundary of human-knowledge. One way, is to take the long, slow hike to the edge and dip a toe over. The other is take a giant leap of assumption. That is what some startups do.

Book Review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

front cover of "the lean startup" by Eric Ries

The “Lean” idea has been around for a little less than a decade. It was first introduced by the author, Eric Ries, way back in 2008. Since then, Lean has taken a life of its own. Every entrepreneur, product manager, developer and tech designer has had to at least contend with and discuss the Lean practice if not fully adopt it as their own. And there is also a whole series of Lean books with an intense and loyal following (including Lean UX, which we reviewed in the past).