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The Lean Startup
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries - Sep 13, 2011
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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for on...
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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - Aug 07, 2008 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - Mar 04, 2014
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
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Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek - Dec 27, 2011 (first published in 2009)
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"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest." -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influe...
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - Oct 17, 2001
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel - Sep 16, 2014
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If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise t...
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - Jan 05, 2016 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
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Deep Work
Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
Cal Newport - Jan 05, 2016
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One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results.Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work ...
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Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill - Feb 02, 2019 (first published in 1937)
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Ao revelar o segredo do seu sucesso ao jornalista Napoleon Hill, o multimilionário Andrew Carnegie serviu de inspiração a um dos maiores best sellers de todos os tempos. Pense e Fique Rico reúne os segredos de alguns dos homens mais influentes do século XX, como Henry Ford, Jonh D. Rockefeller ou George Eastman, o fundador da Kodak. A formula mágic...
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The E-Myth Revisited
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber - Oct 14, 2004 (first published in 1985)
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E-Myth \ 'e-,'mith\ n 1: the entrepreneurial myth: the myth that most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs 2: the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical workVoted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs.An instant classic, this revised an...
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Phil Knight - May 01, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Principles by Ray Dalio
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Traction by Gino Wickman
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder
Finish by Jon Acuff
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got by Jay Abraham
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
Grinding It Out by Ray Kroc
80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits! by Greg Crabtree
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
Decisive by Chip Heath
Company of One by Paul Jarvis
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Titan by Ron Chernow
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
Sam Walton by Sam Walton
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis
The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink
How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-meng Tan
The 1-Page Marketing Plan by Allan Dib
The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis
Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. Lencioni
Positioning by Al Ries
The Upstarts by Brad Stone
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
Competition Demystified by Bruce C. Greenwald
Launch by Jeff Walker
Rich20Something by Daniel Dipiazza
Leadership Is Language by L. David Marquet
The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz
Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss
The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
Upstream by Dan Heath
Playing to Win by A. G. Lafley
Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
Getting Past No by William Ury
Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz
How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba