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.
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.
"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