Looking for good books to read on how to go from an idea to setting up a start up (digital startup), also books that taps on the philosophical reasons why successful startups has worked
A book is not going to help you find an idea more than watching fitness videos on Youtube is going to help you get ripped.
I've been launching startups for 20 years and if I could go back in time and give advice to my younger self, it would be this:
Philosophically, an entrepreneur is someone who sees a problem and takes an action to solve it. You have to be motivated by helping others. This creates massive value = massive revenue.
Every business needs to deal with people (customers, investors, employees), time, and money. If you want to be good at business, any business, read books about:
Hope this helps and good luck on your journey!
I recommend the following:
The Lean Startup by Eric Reis
The Creator's Code by Amy Wilkinson
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni (Not startup specific, but valuable)
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Hooked by Nir Eyal
Please read the book called Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Must read book for all entrepreneurs.
I recommend zero to one
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries- is for your 1st question
Good to Great and Great by choice by Jim Collins for your 2nd. Jim Collins book focuses on how famous business have been able to constantly survive challenging environment and prevail.
Not a book, but Y-combinator is posting lectures on YouTube. definitely worth watching.
I don't have a book , but a series of online videos, at no cost - FREE. It's My own business institute @ www.scu.edu/mobi/. It's a series of online courses, about 15 sessions per course. Check it out!
Concur on the Lean Startup. I would also highly recommend "Where Good Ideas Come From" by Steven Johnson. It's used in most reputable MBA curriculums to help spur entrepreneurial ventures.
Here's an Oldie that is very germane today: . McDonald's is not a restaurant; it is a system to deliver food. Build systems that can be repeated and that scale.