Episode 41: Interview with Eric Ries, author The Lean Startup
Eric Ries is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author known for pioneering the lean startup movement. He is the author of the 2011 New York Times bestseller, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Business.
Eric serves on the advisory board of a number of technology start-ups, is currently an IDEO Fellow and entrepreneur in residence at Harvard Business School. He writes the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned.
In this interview, Eric discusses:
- The crucial importance of experimentation
- Why social entrepreneurs should build organisations for continued learning
- How failure vitalises success
- The importance of rewarding productive failure
- How the growth trap can lead social entrepreneurs losing focus on impact