The Lean Startup (2011), E. Ries

Being a software engineer, this book opens me up to the business and operational aspects of running a company.

I had heard of “lean startup”, having lived in Paris for a while. But I didn’t have the full picture of what it was. Now, I can finally say:

I’ve read “The Lean Startup”. — Me, potentially

Reading this book reinforces my will to shorten the feedback loop at work. More and more, I realise that when we do to much to early, we create waste. But when we get feedback early, we can change directions easily, throw out the bad, keep the good and stay innovative.

References to lots of other authors make for a good list of further readings: Geoffrey Moore, Clayton Christensen, Taiichi Ohno are just some of them.