Startups · Entrepreneurship

As an entrepreneur what is your most favorite book and why?

Kashif Jehangir Assistant Manager Administration at Private Company

September 30th, 2016

I am very much into reading and really give importance to the learnings that one can get from books. Would love to hear which book has made the biggest difference to you and why.

Scott McGregor Advisor, co-founder, consultant and part time executive to Tech Start-ups. Based in Silicon Valley.

September 30th, 2016

Clayton Christensen's The Innovator's Dilemma. It provided me with the first evidence based theory that gave actionable advice on which startups would be crushed by existing giant competitors and which would have a safe niche to grow in until the niche itself dominated an existing mainstream market. That's huge for mitigating startup risk.

Rod Abbamonte Co Founder at STARTREK / @startupHunter / @startupWay / @CoFounderFound / @GOcapital / @startupClub / @lastminute

September 30th, 2016

Shakespeare or any other writer as the same level because we need inspiration.

Chicke Fitzgerald

October 1st, 2016

Every Friday on my radio show I interview an author that has written a book on innovation, growth, leadership, entrepreneurialism, growth etc. I am with @Shel. I firmly believe that "it takes a village to build/grow a company" and that village is made up of your team, your advisors, your mentors and it includes the authors that you draw from.

BTW, for the price of one hardback book, you can subscribe to the over 300 interviews that I have done and like the TED site, you can search by topic, by author, by length of interview.  And for FounderDating members, I will upgrade all audio memberships to the full platform membership.  Just ping me privately and I'll get you added.  We are looking for Executive Village leaders to head up mastermind groups on the Network, by industry, by topic, by geography, by situation.  If you are interested in learning more and applying to be a leader, please contact me privately.

Shel Horowitz I help organizations thrive by building social transformation into your products, your services, and your marketing

September 30th, 2016

Forget about "the one book." Read as much as you can. I read 89 books in 2015. Read business books, environmental books, fiction, poetry. Read books that focus on your area of expertise--and some on areas you know nothing about. Read books that cross genres (like my own Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World, which is both a business how-to and a book about the incredible possibilities of a regenerative culture that leverages business to address big issues like hunger, poverty, war, and catastrophic climate change). Read books that challenge conventional thinking, like Biomimicry by Janine Benyus or Reinventing Fire by Amory Lovins. Read books that set a personal path of inspiration and success, like Jack Canfield's The Success Principles. Read biographies of people who accomplished a lot (I'm reading a biography of thomas Jefferson right now). Make time in your life for it. You won't be sorry!

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

October 1st, 2016

Simon Sinek - "Start With Why" - it is brilliant and helps focus you to understand why you actually came up with the idea and how you can connect with your marketplace. 

Martin Omansky Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

September 30th, 2016

Smiley's People by John LeCarre. Learned that careful analysis, deductive reasoning, and attention to detail are very important to success. Sent from my iPhone