Books · Startups

Best book you read in 2016 and briefly why?

Arpi Narula Quality Analyst 3 at Wells Fargo

December 7th, 2016

My choice: Delivering Happiness because Tony Hsieh outlines a phase he went through after selling his first company. It really made you think about startups, goals and life.
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Fred Diamond

December 7th, 2016

As the executive director of the Institute for Excellence in Sales, I try to read as many new sales books as I can, however the book that's had the biggest impact on me so far is "Ultimate Secret to Getting Absolutely Everything You Want" by Mike Hernacki. It was published in 1985 but it's message is very pertinent. Mike shares the secret to business success. It's not just your commitment, it's your willingness to do what's necessary. Very powerful. Go pick it up.

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

December 7th, 2016

The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz.  A must read for any founder.