Eric Ries

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What the Father of Lean Startup Thinks You Need to Start Up
Lean Startups

What the Father of Lean Startup Thinks You Need to Start Up

Eric Ries started a revolution with his book, The Lean Startup. It still resonates for everyone today.
Jason Saltzman
Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.
Business Ideas

Iterate or Eliminate? When You Need to Go Back to the Drawing Board.

When do you stick with an idea, and when do you eliminate it altogether? As an entrepreneur, this can be a life-or-death decision for your startup.
Jake Gibson
Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup
Growing a Business

Getting Your Small Business to Scale Like a Tech Startup

With small businesses starting to think more like tech startups in terms of innovation and growth, here are a few tips to help companies get started down that path.
Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett
Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?
Starting a Business

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

A lean startup, as envisioned by Eric Ries, is about building an organization based on learning as the unit of progress in lieu of manufactured goods.
Dave Lerner
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS
Growth Strategies

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
David Donner Chait
How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast
Starting a Business

How Gowalla, Still in Startup Mode, Changed Direction -- Fast

With Foursquare fast gaining ground, the location-service startup made difficult changes to its business model. What entrepreneurs can learn from the young company's pivot.
Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy
Starting a Business

Spreading the Gospel on a Lean, Mean Startup Strategy

Eric Ries talks about the ideas behind his new book 'The Lean Startup.'
Jennifer Wang
Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success
Starting a Business

Pivot or Persevere? The Key to Startup Success

Perseverance can be overrated as an entrepreneurial trait. Knowing when to change course to test out a new approach might be even more important.
Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'
Starting a Business

Business Planning for the 'Lean Startup'

This next-generation strategy calls for planning--and revising--as you go.
Tim Berry