What's the best book or blog you recommend to founders who are looking to scale their startups?

Sharath Kuruganty
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Helena Merk
Building Glimpse 🥳
Positioning by Al Ries was my recent favorite, originally written in 1980s and so much is still relevant today
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Andres Campo
Founder @Buildup Camp
Hi Sharath, for me the best two books about scaling are the following: - Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman https://www.amazon.com/Blitzscal... This book talks about the mindset and strategy that some of the most successful startups have applied to grow and win the market. (Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, etc.) it’s not very practical unless you are on a position to deploy these strategies, but it gets you in the right aggressive mindset and it helps you develop an eye for levers that you can use to scale quickly. - Traction by Gabriel Weinberg https://www.amazon.com/Traction-... This one is about the tactics that Gabriel and his team followed to get traction around Duck-duck Go. This book is super practical because he breaks Down how they approached different acquisition channels and how they assessed their success long term, not only quick wins. Extremely valuable. Hope that helps!
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Henry Connor Coan IV
building and growing new stuff
I love First 1000 which gives case studies of successful startups and how they acquired their first 1000 users/customers. Give it a read sometime! https://www.first1000.co
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Asher Fishman
Happy but hungry. Always the student.
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss and Venture Deals by Brad Feld
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Richard Reis
mostrecommendedbooks.com
"Hacking Growth" by Sean Ellis. His hacking growth cycle is still used at our company and helped us get to 50k monthly visitors. It's one of the many books on our "Best Marketing Books" list: https://mostrecommendedbooks.com...
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NOZOMI OKUMA
co-founder of Pool
Elad Gil's blog and his book "High Growth Handbook" primarily for later stage but there's good insights for early stage startups too. http://blog.eladgil.com/ https://growth.eladgil.com/
ya bo
online gaming india
Blitzscaling
JD Dos
Growth Manager
It's not a book but I highly recommend following Chris Do: https://www.instagram.com/thechr...
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Nguyễn Duy Kỳ
tôi là CEO & founder Cộng Đồng Hoaky68
CỘNG ĐỒNG HOAKY68 - Chia sẻ sản phẩm tốt blog
Amir Khamidullin
Founder & CEO of parrotsay.com
"Good to great" - Jim Collins
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Abhay Bhargav
Building better security teams
I know this might sound weird, but I like old-school books like "Antifragile" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb and "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins. They are not specifically for "startups", but I learned more about building an actual business with these books
Karelle Hauck
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Hi Sharath, for me the best two books about scaling are the following: - Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman. This books talks about the mindset and strategy that some of the most successful startups have applied to grow and win the market. myaarpmedicare
MLF
Working at Breakcold.com
Not a book or a blog but I recommend it
vivek
Consultant ⚡ Entrepreneur ⚡ Developer
Pat Foo
Building stuff + making things happen :)
"Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers is a good albeit short one: https://sive.rs/a
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Michel Gagnon
CEO adtech | Coach | Sustainability
I'd recommend Rework from the guys at Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/books/rework The Science of Scaling by Mark Roberge: https://blog.stage2.capital/scie...
D Apks
Android Applications!
Visit the following blogs to help get info on scaling your startups! 1 - Startup Scaling 2 - Entrepreneurship Guide
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Chad Q. Brown
Behavioral strategist & team builder
There are a lot of great books, but I really enjoyed: "The Customer Comes Second"