|A former member||
Guys, Pete and I have been talking about and researching the best way to make this group more effective. One of the things we realize is that it doesn't make sense to run these meetups if people aren't fully aware of the best practices/methodologies we're discussing in the first place.
As such we figured we'd require members to read at least one (or more if you're such a ninja) of the cornerstone books around the subject -
Steve Blank's - Four Steps to the Epiphany
Eric Reis' - The Lean Startup
Ash Maurya's - Running Lean
Or you can just read their blogs if you don't want to spring for the books - I believe you can print the blogs as a pdf. We're all busy so figured that by the April 13th meeting each one of could be expected to finish at least one.