How can you apply some of these learnings to a startup environment?
How much information the book had in so few pages
The lack of exercises, templates and/or worksheets
This free ebook on product discovery is jam-packed with information. While we typically don't like "histories," the chapter on the history of product development is good context for a topic that's fairly new to product management.
The free ebook does give some good guidelines for developing a product discovery process from scratch, but we wish it went a step farther by providing something we could get our hands dirty with. Still, it's a great intro to the topic and if you follow along on the step-by-step chapter, you can easily develop your own product discovery system without too much trouble.