Saturday, 14 October 2017

Top 5 Best Books for Start-up Founder 2017

You become what you read.  Sometimes books can solve your many problems either in business or life. By just reading the experiences on the pages, it may help you in the practical life too. If your ultimate goal is to build a successful company, you might have to start with the following top 5 best books for startup.
Best Books for Start-up

1. The Lean Startup

The lean startup is a book by Eric Ries. The whole book is the experiences of Ries himself. The content of the book says that startups can organize the things in a much better way. Start-up organization has to start from the low and reach at the top to become an example. It is an experiment. This book is highly recommended by Josh Avnery who is a co-founder of Wise Stamp and many other entrepreneurs.

2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing about Hard Things is a book by Ben Horowitz. The book is all about Ben Horowitz’s journey to success. He has shared all the details of his struggling while setting up. The book is helpful to separate from perception. There are two main lessons one can learn from this book, one is “there are no short-cuts to knowledge” and the second one to the understanding of facts that are separate from the perceptions”. Horowitz’s profound insights make this book such a readable which takes us to build a successful startup with tremendous flair.

3. Zero to One

Zero to One is a book by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters. This book is kind of a course about startups that an author taught in 2012 at Stanford. Zero to One is the notes of Blake Masters who was a student. To get the wider audience, he decided to turn the notes into a book. Even Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have recommended Zero to One for the entrepreneurs. It will surely challenge the way you think about the matters and help you to forward for your startup.

4. The Innovator's Dilemma

"The Innovator's Dilemma" is a book by Clayton Christensen, one of the best seller books. Clayton Christensen interestingly demonstrates how successful companies can do everything still lose market leadership when unexpected startup competitors enter the market and take over.

There are two key parts in a dilemma, one is Value to innovation is an S-Curve and second is Incumbent sized deals. After the release of this book, Christensen received the “Global Business Book Award” for two books namely - The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Economist. His books are one of the six most important books about business.

5. Business Adventures

"Business Adventures" is a collection of New Yorker stories, written by John Brooks. This is one of the favorite business books of Bill Gates'. Warren Buffett has recommended this book for its evergreen lessons to him in 1991.

Business Adventures contains 12 critical moments in American industry, which includes the rise of Piggly Wiggly and Xerox, along with the Ford Edsel fiasco and GE. It also detailed Texas Gulf Sulphur scandals. "'Business Adventures' is about the strengths and weaknesses of leaders while surrounded by challenging circumstances.

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