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1. As you consider building your own minimum viable product, let this simple rule suffice:

remove any feature, process, or effort that does not contribute directly to the learning you seek.

- Eric Ries


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2. We must learn what customers really want, not what they say they want or what we think they should want.

- Eric Ries


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3. As you consider building your own minimum viable product, let this simple rule suffice:

remove any feature, process, or effort that does not contribute directly to the learning you seek.

- Eric Ries


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4. In a startup, it doesn’t matter if you’re 100 percent right 100 percent of the time.

What matters is having forward momentum and a tight fact-based data/metrics feedback loop to help you quickly recognize and reverse any incorrect decisions.

That’s why startups are agile.

By the time a big company gets the committee to organize the subcommittee to pick a meeting date, your startup could have made 20 decisions, reversed five of them and implemented the fifteen that worked.

- Steven Gary Blank


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5. Build-Measure-Learn feedback loop is at the core of the Lean Startup model.

- Eric Ries


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6. The lesson of the MVP is that any additional work beyond what was required to start learning is waste, no matter how important it might have seemed at the time.

- Eric Ries


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7. When in doubt, simplify.

- Eric Ries


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8. Customers don’t care how much time something takes to build.

They care only if it serves their needs.

- Eric Ries


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9. Success is not delivering a feature; success is learning how to solve the customer’s problem.

- Eric Ries


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10. Leadership requires creating conditions that enable employees to do the kinds of experimentation that entrepreneurship requires.

- Eric Ries


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11. The point is not to find the average customer but to find early adopters: the customers who feel the need for the product most acutely. Those customers tend to be more forgiving of mistakes and are especially eager to give feedback.

- Eric Ries


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12. The ability to learn faster from customers is the essential competitive advantage that startups must possess.

- Eric Ries


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13. Ask most entrepreneurs who have decided to pivot and they will tell you that they wish they had made the decision sooner.

- Eric Ries


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14. You cannot be sure you really understand any part of any business problem unless you go and see for yourself firsthand.

It is unacceptable to take anything for granted or to rely on the reports of others.

- Eric Ries


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15. What if we found ourselves building something that nobody wanted? In that case what did it matter if we did it on time and on budget?

- Eric Ries


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16. Peter Drucker said, “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.

- Eric Ries


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17. “Entrepreneur” should be considered a job title in all modern companies that depend on innovation for their future growth

- Eric Ries


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18. Startups exist not just to make stuff, make money, or even serve customers.

They exist to learn how to build a sustainable business.

This learning can be validated scientifically by running frequent experiments that allow entrepreneurs to test each element of their vision.

- Eric Ries


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19. Build-Measure-Learn.

The fundamental activity of a startup is to turn ideas into products, measure how customers respond, and then learn whether to pivot or persevere.

All successful startup processes should be geared to accelerate that feedback loop.

- Eric Ries


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20. Innovation accounting.

To improve entrepreneurial outcomes and hold innovators accountable, we need to focus on the boring stuff: how to measure progress, how to set up milestones, and how to prioritize work.

This requires a new kind of accounting designed for startups—and the people who hold them accountable.

- Eric Ries


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21. Anything the customers experience from their interaction with a company should be considered part of that company’s product.

- Eric Ries


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22. Even if your ambitions are huge, start slow, start small, build gradually, build smart.

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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23. You must choose an area where you can win. No, scratch that. Not just win, but absolutely dominate. After all, don’t we have enough mediocre podcasts around?

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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24. You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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25. Building and sustaining community is a never-ending part of doing business.

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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26. The main thing is realizing that even if you feel terrible for a while, that’s not how you’re going to feel the whole time. . . . Things change if you just keep moving.

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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27. Ideas are worthless without the execution; execution is pointless without the ideas.

- Gary Vaynerchuk


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28. I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money.

Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.

- Muhammad Yunus


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29. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

- Jalal Ad Din Rumi


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30. Direction is always more important than speed.


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31. Always plan with patience, but execute violently with complete impatience.

- Ayush Jaiswal


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32. Business only has two functions - Innovation and Marketing.

- Milan Kundera


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33. Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want.


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34. When you see a small business, you know that someone made a courageous decision.


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35. When you have got a Purchase Order, you should stop talking.


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36. I will either find a way or make one.


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37. Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

- Steve Jobs


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38. We hire people who want to make the best things in the world.

- Steve Jobs


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39. I always advise people – Don’t wait!

Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.

- Steve Jobs


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40. With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do.

- Steve Jobs


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41. The older I get, the more I see how much motivations matter.

The Zune was crappy because the people at Microsoft don’t really love music or art the way we do.

We won because we personally love music.

- Steve Jobs


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42. We were the group of people who were going to judge whether it was great or not.

We weren’t going to go out and do market research. We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.

- Steve Jobs


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43. We’re not going to be the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best.

- Steve Jobs


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44. Having someone do certain things for you is like getting someone to chew your food for you.

It might be easier to swallow but it loses all its flavor...

And you want the flavor!

- Ze Frank


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45. When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there.

But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.

Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there.

- Steve Jobs


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46. The meeting of preparation and opportunity generates the offspring we call “luck”.

- Tony Robbins


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47. It’s a slow process.

And quitting won’t speed it up.


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48. One day at a time is the secret to building momentum.


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49. Companies cannot really see beyond their current customer base. They explicitly or implicitly do things to protect their current customers. And the last person to want real change is your customer. That is why most new ideas come from small companies that have nothing to lose.

- Nicholas Negroponte


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50. All things are possible. Who you are is limited by who you think you are.


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51. It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.

- Mark Cuban


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52. I'd rather hustle 24-7 than slave 9 to 5


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53. Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.

- Richard Branson


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54. Create the things you wish existed.


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55. Many will quit during the journey and that's your advantage.


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56. You have to push yourself to be spectacularly better at the thing you bring to the marketplace than most people. And you can.

- Seth Godin


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57. Price is what you pay.
Value is what you get.

- Warren Buffet


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58. It’s not always easy to follow a new idea.

There is risk.

There is uncertainty.

Maybe it will fail… but maybe your new idea might succeed.

You’ll never know what could happen unless you commit to giving things a try.


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59. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

- Theodore Roosevelt


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60. It’s hard to beat your competition when you’re copying them.

- Neil Patel


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61. It doesn’t get easier, you just get better at it.