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Eric Ries in Fast Company…we host him at Live Talks Business on Sept 15…

We host Eric Ries on Sept 15. Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Eric Ries in Fast Company: FAST COMPANY: Really, should we become entrepreneurs or should I buy an instructional book on poker and take my chances in Atlantic City? Eric Ries: If your goal is to make money, becoming an entrepreneur is a sucker’s bet. Sure, some entrepreneurs make a lot of money, but if you calculate the amount of stress-inducing work and time it takes and multiply that by the low likelihood of success and eventual payoff, it is not a great way to get rich. So you Continue reading…

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Eric Ries (we host on Sept 15) – interviewed in the September WIRED magazine

We host startup guru Eric Ries on September 15 at Live Talks Business…Everything you know about starting a company is wrong. At least that’s what Eric Ries says. The former entrepreneur has developed a counterintuitive strategy he calls the Lean Startup. The philosophy has been endorsed by Silicon Valley royalty like Tim O’Reilly, Marc Andreessen, and Mitch Kapor.  His new book is, The Lean Startup. WIRED magazine had a few questions for him.  Here’s an excerpt…. Wired: What are the most common misconceptions that people have about starting a company? Eric Ries: We still believe that entrepreneurial success is about being in Continue reading…

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Tech Crunch Interview with Eric Ries

From Tech Crunch: Every tech founder thinks he or she runs a lean startup. But what exactly does that mean? In an interview below Eric Ries, who came up with the term The Lean Startup and is the author of an upcoming book of the same name, explains his theory, which boils down to learning from a small number of early customers to improve and perfect your product before exposing it to a wider audience. “Don’t be in a rush to get big,” he sums up at the end of our interview, “be in a rush to have a great product.” Ries argues that an Continue reading…

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