Publisher: Wiley, 2013, 272 pages
Interest in entrepreneurship is exploding globally yet many people believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught — that those who become successful were born with something others lack. But the greatest entrepreneurs — Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and all the others — really had just one thing in common: They made great products.
Disciplined Entrepreneurship offers a comprehensive, integrated, and proven step-by-step approach to creating innovative, highly successful products. It focuses on the iterative process that marches you toward that optimal, elegant solution — the foundation for your whole business. Whether you're creating a physical good, a service, or the delivery of information, Disciplined Entrepreneurship breaks down the necessary processes into 24 steps that any industrious person can learn.
Yes, entrepreneurship can be chaotic, but situations that are innately unpredictable require a systematic framework that allows you to reduce your risk by identifying and addressing areas that you can control. The process outlined in this book can help ensure your success — or it can help you fail faster, if failure was already inevitable, and move you on to a better idea. This step-by-step guide to creating a new venture shows you how to:
As the world becomes more complex and the problems become more urgent, the need for entrepreneurs will only grow. This framework will allow intrepid entrepreneurs to quickly and efficiently iterate their way toward the best solutions. Whether you're a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship offers the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want — and need — to buy.
Wow, I am sold on this book. I think it may be used as a great blueprint, even if all the answers and steps are not spelled out in the text. This is a book you may use as a starting point to get going, both in the practical world as well as in academia. OK, I wished it had been a lot longer and contained more examples, but I can live without it.
Really recommended reading.