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Best books on startups and entrepreneurship
What are the best books to read on building a startup and entrepreneurship? (I've already read The Lean Startup)
Piggy-backing Stella, the best book to read imho if you are building a WEB APPLICATION is Getting Real by 37signals. I also would say that as cliche as Rework may seem, it's easy to read but extremely difficult to utilize and effectively implement their ideas - but if you will likely have built an awesome, profitable company. It's a challenge I'm facing now, they are by far my personal go-to sources for wisdom/inspiration as well as tactical+strategic insights.
Not so much start-up focused, but anybody looking to become an entrepreneur should read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People." Seventy five years after its publication, this book is still the go-to for many, if not all, business leaders.
I really like Brad Feld's book "Venture Deals" for a two-sided perspective on the art of raising capital.
I definitely reccomend "The Startup Owner's Manual" by Steve Blank. It was just published in March.
If you have to read one book on lean startup, I'd highly recommend Running Lean by Ash Maurya. It's much more tactical than Lean Startup as he goes through a lot of concepts with real life examples from his own startup. Also, cliche but Rework by Jason Fried is great just to get you thinking in more of an irreverent mindset.
MUST READ: Business Model Generation (http://businessmodelgeneration.com/) — We use the business model canvas (attached) at Dieselhaus to help existing companies and startups think their way through MAJOR obsticals that stand in the way of their immediate and long-term success.
The Innovator's DNA by Clayton Christensen is really good.
The Developer's Code by Ka Wai Cheung is great for developers working for themselves or that just have a lot of client interation.
Please seem to find the 101 Startup Lessons on the Red Rocket Ventures blog very useful. http://redrocketvc.blogspot.com/2011/09/101-startup-lessons-entrepreneurs.html
"The Intelligent Entrepreneur" by Bill Murphy. "How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the 10 Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship". It's like a degree from HBS for $20, minus all the networking. You can come here for that.
+1 for Business Model Generation
+1 for Venture Deals
I heard of all of these books through the "Entreprenuerial Thought Leaders" podcast.