Table Talks

Posted on March 15, 2013

The Lean Startup Talk at Stanford with Eric Ries

This Table Talk is another in a series of discussions where we’ll show a “best of” video presentation or online course we’ve curated from the web, followed by a discussion and group Q&A. Watch with us and join the discussion!

This Udemy course is a presentation taken from the Stanford eCorner lecture series where Eric Ries debunks the myths of entrepreneurship. “A startup is not a “doll house” version of a larger enterprise. Its a human institution trying to start something new under extreme conditions of uncertainty, says author Eric Ries. Its not that some founders have better ideas than others, and this is what dictates success. What differentiates a successfully launched enterprise is one who can unearth the best ideas under duress – those who can find “the pivot” – the point of reinvention when they realize that their original ideas need retooling. And, more critically, that they can find their market before they run out of money.”

Topics covered in the talk:

  • The Lean Startup: Debunking Myths of…
  • Achieving Grandiose Failure
  • Harnessing the Power of Early Adopters
  • Agile Vs. Waterfall Product Engineering
  • Building a Product Nobody Wants
  • An Argument for Continuous Deployment
  • Building the Minimum Viable Product
  • The Five Whys

Sources: Stanford E-Corner and Udemy

Seating is limited. RSVP Facebook Event Page.


Date: Friday, March 15

Time: 12:15-1:15pm (Feel free to bring a bag lunch)

Place: FUSE Coworking
800 P. St. (3rd Floor above the Mill in the Haymarket)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508