I am new to entrepreneurship. What are some good books to read / blogs to follow?

Here is a suggested reading list. Enjoy.

Good reads on Strategy and Leadership

  • Harvard Business Review is a great source of wisdom.
  • Linda Hill and Maria Farkas have a great HBR article titled "Note on Team Process" that helps leaders build and nurture teams.
  • Hubspot has open-sourced their Culture Code that explains how they create a "lovable company".
  • Zappos shares their Culture Book which contains unedited submissions from their own employees.




Book recommendations

Ariely, Dan. Predictably Irrrational: The hidden forces that shape our decisions". Harper Perennial, 2010.

Aulet, Bill. Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup. Wiley, 2013.

Aulet, Bill. Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook. Wiley, 2017.

Blank, Steve. The Four Steps to the Epiphany. K&S Ranch 2nd edition, 2013.

Blank, Steve. The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company. K & S Ranch 1st edition, 2012.

Christensen, Clayton. “The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail.” Harvard Business Review Press, 2015.

Feld, Brad. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist. Wiley, 2012.

Horowitz, Ben. The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers. HarperBusiness, 2014.

Moore, Geoffrey. Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers. Harper Business Essentials, 2014.

Moore, Geoffrey. Inside the Tornado: Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth Markets (Collins Business Essentials) . Collins Business Essentials, 2005.

Moore, Geoffrey. Zone to Win: Organizing to win in an age of disruption. Diversion Books, 2015.

Osterwalder, Alexander. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers.Wiley, 2010.

Ramadan, Al. Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets. Harper Business, 2016.

Ries, Eric. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Crown Business, 2011.

Wasserman, Noam. The Founder's Dilemma: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup. Princeton University Press, 2013.

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