What books would you recommend to a growing startup?
We know the importance found in the texts, so I would like to hear your recommendations. My recommendation is ... the lean startup method.
Hard things about hard things by Ben Horowitz. It’s my absolute favourite.
@varun_kodnani thanks for sharing your suggestion and favorite one. From where I will buy it because I want to study it as I have to grow my https://golfvela.com/ startup.
1. Zero to One by Peter Thiel 2. Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares I've found these two books very helpful to my entrepreneurial journey.
@imtiyaz922 If you could share with us what you learned from these two books, what would it be?
My top 5 for every startup founder and team member 😄 ➜ E-myth - How to be an entrepreneur ➜ Lean startup - How to build products ➜ Mom test - How to talk to customers ➜ Zero to One - How to build a vision ➜ Predictable revenue - How to bring revenue Additional ➜ Predictably irrational - How to setup experiments and understand behavioral economy ➜ Never split the difference - How to negotiate ➜ 7 habits of highly successful people - How to stay sane while doing all this 😂
@sonimadhuri thanks 😄 I mostly read books to solve a particular problem or improve what I'm doing at a concrete moment. I use workflowy for organizing my thoughts from books (and other mediums). Only books that I've actually re-read are the books I've read 5-10 years ago. But I very often go through notes and books when I'm solving a particular challenge I'm facing 😄 When it comes to reading habit, I'm a really slow reader. And I like hefty books in a physical form, so a match made in hell 😂 That said, I'm often reading two books at a time. Let's call them: ➜ A roman - Ex. "Living with a seal" by Jesse Itzler - A few weeks ➜ A heavy weight - Ex. "Cancer code" by Jason Fung - A few months And since I've mentioned workflowy and taking notes I'll add additional book to the list: ➜ "How to take smart notes" by Sönke Ahrens I know the title sounds cheesy but it's an awesome book to read 😄
I will recommend Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days Book by Jessica Livingston. It is one of my favorite books.
I think one thing to realize is its not all strategy - I would also read some books on mindset and confidence - you are a badass by jen sincero - here me out! Its funny and makes you realize how much your own thinking can hold you back from success.
@jasbanwait I share your thought. I try to vary the themes, whether they help me grow or learn something new.
The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick. THIS IS A MUST READ! It changed my perspective on how to talk potential customers. It's a very practical guide that you can use from day 1.
Now I read Peter Bregman - Leading with Emotional Courage This book is not about startup and business. Its about leadership and emotional managment. To make a startup you need to be a leader, to deal with emotions and communicate with people well
@ksusha_golovchenko I totally agree, in this way we can build the culture of the organization, an Important focus of any startup.
A good mix for your review and consideration, your own startup publications possibly too! ... :) https://theceolibrary.com/collec...
These are the most amazing ones I read: Book by Google Ventures - Sprint: Idea to design and prototype in 5 days: https://startupxperience.org/ser... The second best: Trajectory Startup: Ideation to Product Market Fit by Dave Parker https://startupxperience.org/ser... Start with Why by Simon Sinek: https://startupxperience.org/ser...