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The Lean Startup
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries - 2011-09-13
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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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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel - 2014-09-16
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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 Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - 2014-03-04
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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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Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (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 Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2016-01-05 (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 - 2016-01-05
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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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The E-Myth Revisited
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber - 2004-10-14 (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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Grit
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth - 2018-08-21 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckw...
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The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday - 2014-05-01
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
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Crushing It!
How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
Gary Vaynerchuk - 2018-01-30
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Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.In his 2009 international bestseller Crus...
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Founders at Work
Jessica Livingston - 2008-09-16
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
The Art of the Start 2.0 by Guy Kawasaki
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Business Adventures by John Brooks
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Principles by Ray Dalio
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin
Hooked by Nir Eyal
The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Traction by Gino Wickman
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Venture Deals by Brad Feld
SPRINT by Zeratsky Jake Knapp
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
The Startup Owner's Manual by Steve Blank
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
Built to Sell by John Warrillow
80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti
The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz
The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis
The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
Do More Faster by Brad Feld
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
SPIN® -Selling by Neil Rackham
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al Ries
Will It Fly? by Pat Flynn
How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb
Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs by Karen Berman
Company of One by Paul Jarvis
Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki
The Copywriter's Handbook by Robert W. Bly
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
The Outsiders by William N. Thorndike
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Mastery by Robert Greene
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P. Feynman
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
DotCom Secrets by Russell Brunson
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got by Jay Abraham
Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World by René Girard
This Is Marketing by Seth Godin
Breakthrough Advertising by Eugene M. Schwartz
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet
How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban
Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler
Banker To The Poor by Muhammad Yunus
Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle Laporte
Black Magic by Chad Sanders
In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney
Scientific Advertising by Claude C. Hopkins
The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy
How I Built This by Guy Raz