Podcast #115 – Eric Ries (@ericries), The #LeanStartup

ries-grabanEpisode #115 is a discussion with Eric Ries (@ericries), entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

You can also read a transcript of the podcast. This podcast is now part of the “Lean Blog Archive” podcast series on iTunes.

Today, we talk about how got introduced to Lean, core materials like books by Womack and Jones and Jeff Liker, and how he has put a lot of thought into how to take proven Lean principles – such as reduced batch sizes, 5 whys analysis, and faster time to market – and applied them to startups.

We both agree there are a lot of applications of these Lean Startup principles even if you are working on new products in larger, older, manufacturing settings – so I hope you’ll take 20 minutes to listen regardless of your background, as Eric’s work has pushed my attempts at Lean thinking in new directions.

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You might also be interested in  Podcast #99 with Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits on “Customer Development.

To point others to this episode, use the simple URL:  www.leanblog.org/115.

Book website:  http://www.lean.st/

Buy the Book via Amazon:  The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Blog:  http://www.startuplessonslearned.com/

Note: The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.

You can use the player (use the VCR-type controls) at the top of the post to listen to a streaming version of the podcast (or click here for the streaming audio and RSS subscription). The streaming link is faster for one-time listening (hardly any delay to start listening). Or you can use the download link to put it on your iPod or other MP3 player.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

5 Comments on "Podcast #115 – Eric Ries (@ericries), The #LeanStartup"

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  1. Redge says:

    Great podcast and terrific startup insights. Even existing companies can benefit from “Lean Startups” as some continually redefine who they as new technologies and product innovations are introduced.

    Great stuff – thanks for sharing.

  2. Just finished this book. Wow. I have tons and tons of notes on how to improve my upcoming ‘pet project’. I would encourage anyone who has either a business plan in mind or is currently working on something, to grab this book and take tons and tons of notes. This book will make your next project better, and show you exactly how to iterate for at least the next 5 years. Ries has figured out how to take almost all the risk out of entrepreneurship, by taking away all assumptions. Get it!!

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