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!
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
I second the nomination on "How to Build a Billion Dollar App". A valuable in-depth study on the whole process.
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.
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.
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
How To Make Your Business Run Without You, by Susan M. Carter
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
This book teaches you leadership skills.
A must read for CEO's for making better decisions.
The name says it all.
These are some of my favorite books. Please read them.
"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!
The Art of the Start/Guy Kawasaki
The Checklist Manifesto/Atul Gawande
The Paradox of Choice/Barry Schwartz