Posts Tagged ‘Eric Ries’

Walker Twitter Highlights: September 5th – 11th

by Scott Edward Walker on September 12th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott


Do More Faster – Part I

by Scott Edward Walker on March 9th, 2011


I just finished reading the book Do More Faster, which is a collection of blog posts/articles by successful entrepreneurs and investors edited by David Cohen, the founder and CEO of TechStars, and Brad Feld, the managing director of Foundry Group.  As Brad noted on his blog: “Our goal was to write a unique book full of useful information for any early stage entrepreneur.  Rather than give advice or simply tell an entrepreneurial success story, we decided to blend the experience of the TechStars entrepreneurs and the TechStars mentors in an organized fashion.”

Below are a few nuggets from the first half of the book; I will share some second-half quotes in my next post.  Cheers, Scott


Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Eric Ries

by Scott Edward Walker on February 8th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we present startup guru Eric Ries, who is an author, speaker and consultant for The Lean Startup and a very smart guy; previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU.  In this interesting 15-minute speech from the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Eric provides an excellent overview of his lean startup methodology, including (i) how a startup is an experiment; (ii)  the importance of the pivot; (iii) validated learning; and (iv) the feedback loop.  I hope you enjoy it.  Many thanks, Scott