- Probably no use to me if I'll be stuck on an Island for the rest of my life, but an essential read for founders! And/or 4-stepsZero to One is a great book to share with people outside of the tech industry as well. Lots of practical life lessons that makes you think differently about how you view the world, and what's a good outcome.
I didn't agree with Peter's stance and thinking on all aspects. E.g. early specialization early in education.
But I think that's cool. Even the things I didn't agree with made me think and stretched my mind too.
If you are thinking about a startup or innovation, read this book.
The most important book you can read on building transformational startups that build and then bring generational technology to the world and live changing returns to teams and investors.
This book is focused on wisdom and frameworks for Type A companies and teams, those with extremely large missions and top talent. I love this book and try to reread once a year. As a disclaimer, it's not geared toward iterative entrepreneurs developing linear solutions to problems, and in fact, calls that out in the book, so be warned :) It will undoubtedly leave anyone who picks it up inspired and ready to get to work.
- I would recommend The Lean Startup and Zero to One. Two Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs.Back when I first realized building companies was what I wanted to do with my life, someone tipped me off to this book and it's remained the healthiest framing for my thinking about any problem in startups to this day. More powerful even than the methodological bent of this book is its brilliant use of anecdotes and examples that come back to mind on a weekly basis. I've sent it to friends who have toyed with the idea of working on new projects, regardless of how serious they are about the pursuit: This book identifies a way of thinking that is useful in many corners of life. I highly recommend it.I think this is one of the most valuable books you can read if you are thinking of working on your company. Although chances are high that the lessons in this book is something you will understand in retrospect. But even with that you will save a lot of time that could have been wasted.
- Nir Eyal made this productThank you for the upvotes! So happy we wrote something so many talented change-makers found useful. I'm in awe from all that's been done with the Hooked Model. Thank you!Step by step process to teach you how to build and design the great product.
It was a great and insightful book - my wife recommended to me and it didn't disappoint. Already helped me with my startup
I actually went to a talk that featured Nir, great personality and was very interactive with the audience.
- Amazing book. Best read 2-4 years into your startup journey.
- I know...a cliche, but the book is really great!it was a very interesting story and gave some wonderful insights on what it takes to be as successful as Elon has beenAmazing book giving you and inside look at Elon's trajectory. Not all that glitters is gold, people have to go through ups and downs to be who they are, its a continuous cycle and the more you are willing to accept it, the faster you will grow. Helped me tons!
If you're into businesses magnate story, this one is a must read.
- Intercom is pretty much my personal reference model when it comes to the subject of scaling a startup. This book summarizes the journey pretty well.
- My team read this book together as we went through the early phases of our B2B startup. As a tech geek and first time entrepreneur, I have read many startup books. I found Nail It Then Scale it to be a very helpful step-by-step guide during the early stages of our startup process. Our team would often re-read sections towards the end of the book as we went through the customer interview process.One of the first startup books, Nail It Then Scale It has been successfully helping entrepreneurs for over decade. The release of the companion road map called The Big Idea Canvas, a lean startup canvas by Ahlstrom, has kicked this startup processes into high gear. It's just a well thought-out validation process making it one of my favorite go-to startup guides.
- If you want to build better products fast, you just need to do what it says !
- 18Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into a Sales Machine
$100 Million Best Practices of Salesforce.com
- A lot of great books on broad theory (like Lean Startup / Ries) or focused on one aspect (like Scrum / Sutherland), but this one really does a great job of touching on all aspects of starting and growing your startup. And it's filled with tons of references to other great books / authors / thought leaders on the various subjects it covers.
- 15How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
The creator of Dilbert on how to turn failure into success
- The original must-read startup book, by Jessica Livingston
- 11Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams
"If you build products, you need this book."