What to do if you need to change your shipping address or have other questions
Last week, BackerKit sent out an email to each of you containing a unique link to login and update your shipping address. We want to follow up on... Read more
An update on mini e-books, delivery of The Leader's Guide + where to find book excerpts
As we make our way towards the end of the fulfillment process, we wanted to update you on what we've recently sent out and what's still to come.... Read more
An update on the production and delivery schedule of The Leader's Guide
Happy New Year!
We know you all are eager to get copies of the book, and so I wanted to send a quick update about where we are in the... Read more
I’d like to inform you all that Friday, August 7, is the final day to fill out your fulfillment survey for The Leader’s Guide through BackerKit.
Most... Read more
Getting the ball rolling
After devoting much of the last two months to writing, researching, and conducting interviews, The Leader’s Guideis on its way to becoming a book. We’re now in... Read more
Surveys + The Backer Community
Thank you once again for your support! My team and I have been busy figuring out all the logistics and fulfillment details and I want to give you... Read more
What we've been up to...
It's been a while since our last update so I wanted to share a little about what we've been up to since the campaign ended.
A lot of you have... Read more
This has been an enormously rewarding, fun (hectic!), and educational experience. I cannot thank you enough for all of your support over these past 30 days (and beyond).
Throughout this... Read more
It’s our last day!
Yesterday, we hit our final stretch goal of $500,000 (amazing!) so we will produce an audio version of The Leader’s Guide. Thank you all again for your incredible support.
We... Read more
Our final stretch goal: an abridged audiobook version of The Leader’s Guide
We’ve gotten a lot of requests throughout the campaign, but perhaps the most popular one has been for an audiobook version of The Leader’s Guide.It wasn’t my original intention... Read more
Upgrade Monday, a sneak peak at The Leader's Guide, and more
Thanks, everyone, for your ongoing support and enthusiasm. We've got only three days left in the campaign and we're using what we've learned from you to offer a few last... Read more
Reminder about my hour-long AMA today at 1:30 PST — and a breakdown of all the stretch goals and upgrades!
I wanted to remind you of my hour-long AMA right here in the Kickstarter comments today, April 9th at 1:30 PM PST. It's only possible to be a part of... Read more
Check out some of our early book cover drafts — and let us know what you think!
As you know, The Leader’s Guideis still very much a work in progress. I still have interviews to conduct, research to gather, and writing to do. But early on,... Read more
Congrats — You’ve unlocked the Alex Osterwalder stretch goal!
Okay… actually, you unlocked it several days ago, but we’ve been busy! We hope you’ll forgive us for being late when you see what Alex is sharing:
Alex has graciously donated... Read more
All of today's 10 upgrades have been taken!
Thanks so much for your interest in our last upgrade special. We've already gotten 10 pledge upgrades so any after this will not be eligible. We will be notifying those... Read more
A new upgrade and stretch goal courtesy of 500 Startups––and details about my backer-only AMA!
500 Startups is a seed fund and startup accelerator founded by PayPal and Google alums. Founding partner Dave McClure has been an investor in hundreds of companies, as well as... Read more
An incredibly cool reward, a new Upgrade Friday, and a surprise stretch goal, all courtesy of Alex Osterwalder!
Alex Osterwalder has had a huge impact in the way entrepreneurs and innovators think about generating new businesses. He invented the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool... Read more
Announcing our new corporate sponsor: Twilio!
We’re thrilled to announce our new corporate sponsor: the San Francisco-based cloud-computing company Twilio. It’s quite an honor to receive this support from the company that Venture Beat has referred... Read more
Congrats: we hit our latest stretch goal!
We hit 4500 backers, which unlocked the Lean Series and Safari rewards for everyone. (We’ll be in touch soon to let you know if you were among the first 50... Read more
A new stretch goal--and an upgrade bonus--courtesy of O’Reilly Media!
A new stretch goal!
You’ve already unlocked the 4000-backer stretch goal (thank you!).
Now, thanks to the support of O’Reilly Media, we’re ready to share another one. O’Reilly is offering... Read more
A major new reward: Dinner with Steve Blank and me
We’ve just added an awesome reward that I know Lean Startup practitioners are going to be fighting over: a dinner with Steve Blank and me, following a taping of his... Read more
Back by popular demand! Lunch with Jason Calacanis and me at the Battery
We can’t think of a better way to kick off the week than by adding another of one of our most in-demand rewards: lunch with Jason Calacanis and... Read more
Brad Feld Q&A and Upgrade Friday!
Upgrade your pledge and receive a signed copy of one of Brad Feld's books.
We’re offering a bonus “upgrade special” to all backers for today only! The first 50 people... Read more
Three new experiential awards
If you’re still hoping to grab an experiential reward but haven’t found the right one quite yet, we’re adding three unique options today. I’ve been eager to include some rewards... Read more
Check out my Reddit AMA at 5:30 EST today
Have questions about the campaign? About the Lean Startup? Check out my Reddit AMA today at 5:30 EST today (Wednesday, March 25th) here.
A new stretch goal: The Lean Content series from Ondi Timoner and me
Now that we’ve got an incredible 3500 backers, we’re ready to announce our next stretch goal!
When we hit 4000 backers, every backer of the campaign will receive access to... Read more
What we've learned: testing our Kickstarter strategy
On Friday, we added a new “Kickstarter Creator” package which includes a “Kickstarter: Behind the Scenes” mini digital book and a virtual hangout with our campaign team, along with copies... Read more
Week in review: We’ve offered new rewards, added an exciting stretch goal thanks to our corporate sponsor Pivotal, and, of course, met our funding goal!
As the week winds down, I wanted to thank all of you again for making the first days of The Leader’s Guidecampaign such a success, and also share some... Read more
A big announcement from Pivotal -- and a new stretch goal for you
We’re thrilled to announce some excellent news. The Leader’s Guidecampaign has its first corporate sponsor: Pivotal Software, a technology company for agile digital transformation. Pivotal is offering an awesome... Read more
We did it!
Just a day after our official launch, we met our funding goal. Thank you so much for your support and for making this leap of faith with me. The real... Read more
Dear Lean Startup practitioners and supporters, Kickstarter community members, family and friends,
This has been a wild day.
Hours after our official launch, over a thousand of you have already... Read more