Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Business Model Generation - Alexander Osterwalder

In Business Model Generation, you’ll learn about the methodology called The Business Model Canvas (BMC)—a very objective framework that will help you design, analyze, and iterate your business model. BMC is divided into 9 different components: These components form the basis of any business model in the world and your work as a startup entrepreneur […]

Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail, Michael Malone and Yuri Van Geest

Exponential Organizations - Salim Ismail

Are you designing your startup to be an exponential organization? If still don’t know what it is, I recommend you the book Exponential Organizations. Let’s hear the authors: “An Exponential Organization is one whose impact (or output) is disproportionally large—at least 10x larger—compared to its peers because of the use of new organizational techniques that […]

Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

Hacking Growth - Sean Ellis

Do you know those books that make you change your mind and have a much clearer understanding of something in life? This is the case of “Hacking Growth”, by Sean Ellis (founder of and Morgan Brown. Before reading it, I was unaware of the positive impacts a more technical analysis could have on startups’ […]

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

The Innovators Dilemma - Clayton Christensen

This is certainly a must-read book for everyone who wants to understand the dynamics of disruptive and sustaining innovations. Throughout the book, Clayton Christensen brings essential conclusions from his study about the Hard Disk industry evolution. These conclusions help us on understanding why disruptive innovations represent such a big threat to established companies. Why is […]

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Zero to One - Peter Thiel

“Zero to One” is about Peter Thiel’s (provocative) insights on how founders lead their startups to achieve success. As the Co-founder of Paypal and an experienced venture capitalist, Peter Thiel knows well how Silicon Valley works. His statements about monopoly, venture capitalism, innovation, competition, value, technology, mindset and attitude, and money will make you think […]