Book review: Validating Product Ideas by Tomer Sharon

my battered and worn copy of Validating Product Ideas

(this book review was originally published on The UX Bookclub)

I’ve been a freelance UX’er for over a year now, and somehow I’ve fallen in to the niche of working only with entrepreneurs. All of my clients are startups in one phase or another. And when I’m approached by a new client, they almost always request the same thing:

“I just need you to help me figure out my MVP.”

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Book Review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

front cover of "the lean startup" by Eric Ries

(this book review was originally published on The UX Bookclub)

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).

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