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The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by [Blank, Steve, Dorf, Bob]
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"The most valuable book on entrepreneurship in the past 25 years!"
Tim Huntley, An Entrepreneurial Life

"To avoid infant/instant mortality of your venture and boost success chances, this book is a 'must-have' and must practice.'"
-- Alexander Osterwalder, author, "Business Model Generation"
^"... a seminal text in the new experiential and inquiry-based methods of entrepreneurship education."
-- Patrick Vlaskovits, co-author, "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development"
^"the best $40 investment you make in your startup."
-- EdSurge
^"... The book has material for every type of entrepreneur ..."
-- XConomy
^"Brilliantly Simple 2-step Process for Success in Products and Services!"
-- Kimberly Wiefling, author, entrepreneur
^“A ‘bible’ for entrepreneurs who owe it to themselves and their investors to read … and re-read.”
-- Founder

“A must-have for all aspiring, first-time and seasoned entrepreneurs.”
-- Ben Mappen, founder


“truly a blueprint on how to build a Silicon Valley style scalable startup.”
-- Founder


“By taking this book BEFORE you spin up, founders can save thousands of dollars and man hours in mistakes.”
Scott Hoffman, author, speaker, small business advocate


“ (Blank is) one of the smartest and most commonsense thinkers I know on starting a company and harnessing creativity for start-ups.”
-- Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

"The Startup Owner's Manual is ... going to be a game changer."
-- India Business Blog
^"Many, including myself, consider the 'Four Steps to the Epiphany' to be the bible of entrepreneurship. ... The Startup Owner’s Manual is a definitive manual for building successful new companies – for entrepreneurs in startups and large companies."
— Conrad Egusa, Brownstein & Egusa

"The process outlined in The Startup Owner’s Manual will prevent the waste, mistakes, and failures that come from launching too soon or too expensively- perhaps exactly what’s needed."
Kia Davis, Wamda.com

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Welcome to The Startup Owner's Manual, a near-encyclopedic manual that will teach you
* How to incorporate the Business Model Canvas as the organizing principle for startup hypotheses
* How to find Product-Market fit
* How to Get, Keep and Grow customers
* How to fuel growth with metrics that matter

The Startup Owner's Manual walks you, step-by-step, through the tested and proven Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank, unlocking the secrets to building a successful, scalable company.

This book:
* Guides startups of all types in their search for a scalable, profitable business model
* Explains the 9 deadly sins startups commit most often - and helps you avoid them
* Provides separate paths and advice for physical versus web/mobile products
* Explains how to test and iterate your company's road to product/market fit
* Details strategies and tactics for how to get, keep and grow customers
* Teaches a new math for startups -- metrics that matter
* Includes detailed checklists at every step of the process
...and provides hundreds of ideas, watch-outs and "how tos" for founders!

The Startup Owner's Manual lays out the best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. It is used by thousands of startups, leading universities (including Stanford, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia) and the U.S. National Science Foundation, among many others.

Use it in conjunction with The Startup Owner's Manual -- Founder's Workbook (bit.ly/SlPQqc), an interactive tool for tracking your progress through the Customer Development method.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 30542 KB
  • Print Length: 573 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0984999302
  • Publisher: K&S Ranch (Jan. 12 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009UMTMKS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,837 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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These lessons are no longer really just for startups anymore. This is just how to do business and how to understand how value is created.
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If you're trying to do a startup, this book is an excellent place to start. It's a lot of work and really hard - but that's the point, right?
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Really enjoyed reading this book for a university entrepreneurship course. Comprehensive and enjoyable!
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Good book. Very detailed, but seems dated and very textbook oriented with repetitive information.
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