The Startup Owner’s Manual – by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

The Startup Owners Manual - Steve Blank

I bought The Startup Owner’s Manual many years ago and I’m still using it heavily. First, if you don’t know Steve Blank, stop for a minute and check his blog. The guy is a startup guru and this book is #1 Amazon Title in “Entrepreneurship” category.

Running Lean by Ash Maurya

Running Lean - Ash Maurya

It took me sometime to read this book because I thought it would follow much of the thoughts I’ve seen in The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) and The Startup Owner’s Manual (Steve Blank). Indeed, once it is based on The Lean Startup methodology, Ash has naturally included its elements in Running Lean.

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 […]

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 the silicon valley works. His statements about monopoly, venture capitalism, innovation, competition, value, technology, mindset and attitude, and money will make you […]