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#16 2017
#12 2015

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and the bestselling author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, released October 2017. His first book has sold over one million copies and has been translated into more than thirty languages. He is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology, which has become a global movement in business, practiced by individuals and companies around the world. This methodology was the inspiration behind his founding of the Long-Term Stock Exchange (LTSE). The LTSE is building a new national securities exchange designed to alleviate the short-term pressures of today’s public markets.

Eric has founded a number of startups, including IMVU, where he served as CTO, and he has advised on business and product strategy for startups, venture capital firms, and large companies, including GE, with whom he partnered to create the FastWorks program. Eric has served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, IDEO, and Pivotal, and he is the founder and CEO of the Long-Term Stock Exchange.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.