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Great book recommendations?

Chris Jordan Co-Founder

Last updated on February 21st, 2017

I think it's very important for us entrepreneurs and founders to read and learn all the time. Please reply with a bunch of book recommendation that YOU feel that you have benefited from, I'd love to hear them! Please see below for my top three so far:


• How to Build a Billion Dollar App - George Berkowski

This book is great to understand how to build a business revolving around an app!


• Wealth Secrets of the 1% - Sam Wilkin

This book gives you an idea of how significant people in history had acquired their wealth, very interesting!


• The Business Model Navigator - Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger & Michaela Csik

A book that can guide you through various business models and how some business models have evolved, a great read!

A great idea is 1% of the work. Execution is the other 99%. In this course, we’ll teach you how to conduct market analysis, create an MVP and pivot (if needed), launch your business, survey customers, iterate your product/service based on feedback, and gain traction quickly.

Scott Armanini Big Bets, $B Results

February 22nd, 2017

Business Model Generation - Alexander Osterwalder

The Four Steps to the Epiphany - Steve Blank

The Startup Owners Manual - Bob Dorf and Steve Blank

The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

Zero to One - Peter Thiel

The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver

Running Lean - Ash Maurya

Scaling Lean - Ash Maurya

Peak - Chip Conley

Tribal Leadership - Dave Logan

Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh

Frank A Graphic Designer, UX/UI Crafter, Prototype Builder

February 23rd, 2017

I second the nomination on "How to Build a Billion Dollar App". A valuable in-depth study on the whole process.

Elias Völker

Last updated on March 18th, 2017

Hi Chris,

great question. One of my absolute favorites is The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.


I actually started an article series called "The Entrepreneur's Book Guide" on Medium to try to answer your question..


Check it out if you like, I try to publish a new review every week.


cheers,

Elias

Harish Yarlagadda Founder at Mobile Logistics - Entreprenuer | Product owner | Mobile Software development | Truck driver log books.

February 21st, 2017

1. Zero to One -- Peter Thiel

This book explains how to come with unique ideas to create market disrupting products. Key traits a killer product will have.


2. How to win friends and influence people -- Dale Carnegie

This book is all about honing your communication skills.


3. Startup Hats -- David Gardner

It explains all the traits a Startup founder should have.


Langston Richardson Founder of Startup for Jobseeking Tools + AI

February 21st, 2017

I'm sure like everyone here, I have very little time to actually read books. I try to fill in the gaps between books by listening to audio books (like Good to Great by Jim Collins), seminars/webinars (various ones by O’Reily Media, CB Insights) or magazine subscriptions to the Harvard Business Review.


Notable books I’d recommend:

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini;

The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney and Sean Covey;

The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield

Okiemute Omuta PHP Artisan; Business Enthusiast; Lover of Life

February 21st, 2017

How To Make Your Business Run Without You, by Susan M. Carter

George Vukotich

February 22nd, 2017

It you're interested in mentoring in a startup environment one I put a lot into is: Mentoring Startups: https://www.amazon.com/George-Vukotich-Ph.D./e/B003W89J9U

vikram hirawat Trainee at JV corporation

Last updated on February 23rd, 2017

  • How to win friends and Influence people by Dale Carnegie

This book teaches you leadership skills.


  • Building a business when there are no easy answers- The hard things about hard things by Ben Horowitz

A must read for CEO's for making better decisions.


  • Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill

The name says it all.


These are some of my favorite books. Please read them.


Steve Zehngut Expert Developer of Websites, Social Networking, Mobile Apps and Video Games. Wordpress Guru.

February 24th, 2017

"How to Build a Billion Dollar App" is a great book.


I just finished "Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success" by Adam Grant. Fantastic!

Henry Daas Coach-Approach Strategic Advisor

February 21st, 2017

Traction/Gino Wickman

The Art of the Start/Guy Kawasaki

The Checklist Manifesto/Atul Gawande

The Paradox of Choice/Barry Schwartz