The Lean Startup was first released in 2011. Source: Screengrab taken from

Marko Zitko

Here’s how The Lean Startup methodology is still holding up in 2021

Marko Zitko
Startup News
5 minute Read

If you’ve ever looked up the top books on entrepreneurship or launching a startup, you’re almost guaranteed to find this book featured on the list. 

Written by American entrepreneur Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses redefined the way entrepreneurs managed their startups.

The Lean Startup methodology threw traditional startup mentality out the window and simplified the process into three repeatable steps. It’s this easy method, coupled with smart and sound insights into startup management, that makes The Lean Startup one of, if not, the most popular books on startups ever published. 

But, given the book was released in 2011, the real question is whether The Lean Startup and the methodology still holds its value for budding entrepreneurs a decade later.

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