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. Steve is a startup guru and this book is the #1 Amazon Title in the “Entrepreneurship” category.

Running Lean by Ash Maurya

Running Lean - Ash Maurya

It took me some time 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. However, there […]

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 […]

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 […]