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My Startup Library (November 2012)

And in the same tradition as a “blog roll” of favorite blogs, here is the recommended reading list, as well as a list of books in my Startup Library.

Startup Essentials

The Lean Startup – Eric Ries

Running Lean – Ash Maurya

Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder

The Startup Owners Manual – Steve Blank

The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki


Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer – Brad Feld
(note – new edition coming out December 2012)
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Capitalist-ebook/dp/B005CDYQSM
Hardcover: http://www.amazon.ca/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/0470929820/

Mastering The VC Game – Jeffrey Busgang
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-VC-Game-Start-up-ebook/dp/B003NX75KE
Hardcover: http://www.amazon.ca/Mastering-VC-Game-Venture-Start-up/dp/1591844444/


Other recommended books I have in my library (paper or Kindle)

Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim
Crossing The Chasm – Geoffrey A. Moore
Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons To Accelerate Your Startup – David Cohen and Brad Feld
Drive – Daniel H. Pink
Founders at Work – Jessica Livingston
Getting Things Done – David Allen
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Guerrilla Marketing – Jay Conrad Levinson
How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Influence – Robert B. Cialdini
Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Peter F. Drucker
Losing My Virginity – Richard Branson
Made to Stick – Chip Heath
Making Ideas Happen – Scott Belsky
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
Permission Marketing – Seth Godin
Predictable Success – Les McKeown
Presenting To Win: The Art Of Telling Your Story – Jerry Weissman
Purple Cow – Seth Godin
Read This Before Our Next Meeting – Al Pittampali
Ready, Fire, Aim – Michael Masterson
Rework – Jason Fried
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
The Dip – Seth Godin
The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
The Four Steps to the Epiphany – Steven Gary Blank
The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen
The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: Four Forgotten Needs that Energize Great Performance – Gary Schwartz
Tribes – Seth Godin


Presentation Techniques

The Truth About Confident Presenting – James O’Rourke

So What? How To Communicate What Really Matters To Your Audience – Mark Magnacca

Presenting To Win – The Art Of Telling Your Story – Jerry Weissman

Here’s The Pitch – How to Pitch Your Business to Anyone, Get Funded, and Win Clients – Martin Soorjoo


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