Eric Ries
Entrepreneur & Author, "The Lean Startup"
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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.

Speech Topics

  • The Lean Startup
    Most people assume that the working methods that lead to startup success--rapid experimentation to discover what customers want coupled with tools to collect feedback and measure progress to achieve product-market fit--apply only to tiny, new companies. But that process, called The Lean Startup and founded on the build-measure-learn cycle of product development, can be used in any company of any size to infuse entrepreneurial energy and transform everything from marketing to HR and IT. It's the basis of a new system of entrepreneurial management called The Startup Way, designed to help corporations, non-profits, and even government discover new ideas, scale them up, and create real culture change that will position them for long-term success in the exciting, uncertain twenty-first century.

  • Why Today's Companies Should Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radical Success
Official Site: The Lean Startup
Official Site: The Leader's Guide
Book: The Startup Way
Book: The Lean Startup
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