At a Glance

Eric Ries : Biography at a Glance

  • Eric Ries pioneered the Lean Startup movement, a new-business strategy maximizing a  company's potential by allocating and improvising their resources as efficiently as possible
  • He is author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has been translated into nearly 30 languages
  • His most recent book, The Startup Way, shows how modern companies can use entrepreneurial management to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the twenty-first century
  • Eric founded a number of startups including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms and large companies
  • He also served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal and he is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Stock Exchange
  • Ries ran a Kickstarter campaign to produce The Leader's Guide, which went on to become one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time

 



 

Biography

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lean Startup, which has been translated into nearly thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world.

His most recent book, The Startup Way, offers a fresh perspective on how modern companies use entrepreneurial management to transform culture, grow revenues, drive innovation, and poise themselves to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the twenty-first century.  

He has founded a number of startups including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and he has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies, including GE, where he partnered with them on the FastWorks program. Eric served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal and he is the founder and CEO of the Long Term Stock Exchange. In 2015, he ran a Kickstarter campaign to produce The Leader’s Guide, which went on to become one of the top Kickstarter book campaigns of all time.

Eric lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

"The Startup Way presents a new vision for what a modern company can, and should, look like.”
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Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship... The Lean Startup has the chops to join this exalted company.

Financial Times

This book should be mandatory reading for entrepreneurs, and the same goes for managers who want better entrepreneurial instincts.

Dan Heath, Co-author of "Switch" and "Made to Stick"

A must read for every serious entrepreneur-and every manager interested in innovation.

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Anreessen Horowitz, Opsware Inc. and Netscape

It was great! Eric was really fantastic and a perfect fit for what the group wanted.

IBM

Eric was great! He was very personable, and brought great experience that our audience was really intrigued to hear about.

Mars, Inc.

Eric did a tremendous job today. Saw him first hand at that X-lab session and he was razor sharp.

They loved him, as the main crowd also did before lunch.

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