Monday, September 19, 2011

Updates from the road

Greetings from Toronto, stop four on my book tour. I thought I'd share a few updates; for a firehose of detailed updates, follow me on Twitter or Plancast.

Bundle Deadline Extended
First things first: remember the Last Lean Startup Bundle, the one that I said was only going to run for 48 hours? Well, I keep getting talked into extending the deadline. I'm glad I did, since some folks have put the extra time to good use. For example, One of my favorite venture firms (who believed early in IMVU), Menlo Ventures, bought a Super Mentor Bundle for their portfolio companies. How cool is that?

However, today is really truly the last day to order the bundle. Monday, September 20, 11pm EST.

The early reviews are in
I've been waiting months to find out how the world at large would react to the book itself, and it's such a relief that the moment is finally here.

I'm extremely honored by this review in the Financial Times:

Every so often a business book comes along that changes how we think about innovation and entrepreneurship. Clay Christensen’s theories on disruptive innovation and Geoffrey Moore’s potent metaphors of “crossing the chasm” from small to mass markets, and going “inside the tornado” of starting a business, have loomed large over entrepreneurial theory for years. Eric Ries’s The Lean Startup has the chops to join this exalted company.

I'm equally proud of the comments and reviews from actual entrepreneurs and practitioners. And I even appreciate the constructive criticisms and other feedback. (And see how I'm resisting the urge to feed the trolls?)

David ForrestCongratulations to  on his new book Lean Startup - - a MUST READ for any entrepreneur

Craig Rutkunasericries I was a bit sceptical because of all the hype, but I'm reading the  and it's awesome. Time well spent Eric.

Sukumar RajagopalJust finished reading by  in one sitting ~ ****ing brilliant. Groundbreaking stuff. Must read.
And then there's the nearly 100 reviews on Amazon. Go check them out and, I hope, leave your own contribution.

Photos from the tour
Thanks to the folks at Montabe, there's a realtime image gallery of photos related to the book launch. I appreciate everyone who's taken the time to upload a photo of the book in the wild or a snapshot at one of our launch events. Here's a few of my favorites:

That's it from the road. Having an amazing time. Thank you all so much.

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