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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and insightful: a quick read
This is an excellent book. It was a quick read which provided a great overview of the "lean startup" concept along with many links to other resources. The "Lean Canvas" tool described in this book would be helpful to readers who want something practical: a roadmap for implementing the lean startup concept.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but too shallow
Every startup has it's good and bad days. Question is, what to do, when you find that your initial idea is not quite as good as you expected it to be.

Ash tries to answer this question by providing clean path to the success. By describing various aspects of running project he will show you issues that are particularly worth addressing. I have to admit that Ash...
Published on March 11 2012 by mko


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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but too shallow, March 11 2012
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mko "mko" (Poland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Hardcover)
Every startup has it's good and bad days. Question is, what to do, when you find that your initial idea is not quite as good as you expected it to be.

Ash tries to answer this question by providing clean path to the success. By describing various aspects of running project he will show you issues that are particularly worth addressing. I have to admit that Ash provides you with lots of valuable information regarding issues you will probably encounter during project.

Generally, problem with this kind of books is that evaluating provided solutions is very hard. You can't definitely tell that solution will work for you as well. In 'Running Lean' you go through various aspects of running business with CloudFire project in a background ' serving as example. Question is whether solutions good for CloudFire will be good for you?

One thing I definitely found interesting in the book was Lean canvas ' variation on a Business Model Canvas. Comparing to Business Model Canvas it better fits small projects. In fact, Lean canvas can be applied not only to a whole project but to a single task as well. This is quite convenient if you want to describe the tasks before proceeding with solving it.

In general, I think this book addresses some general issues but covers topic too much narrow. It is hard to tell how it fits into general concepts of running projects if you don't have any other sources related to the topic at your bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and insightful: a quick read, June 28 2013
This review is from: Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Hardcover)
This is an excellent book. It was a quick read which provided a great overview of the "lean startup" concept along with many links to other resources. The "Lean Canvas" tool described in this book would be helpful to readers who want something practical: a roadmap for implementing the lean startup concept.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read full of practical tools, Oct. 28 2012
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This book shows how to put the principles to work. I recommend to anyone trying to apply the Lean Startup approach.
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