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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
http://theleanstartup.com/
http://www.amazon.ca/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898

Running Lean – Ash Maurya
http://www.runningleanhq.com/
http://www.amazon.ca/Running-Lean-Iterate-Plan-Works/dp/1449305172/

Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com
http://www.amazon.ca/Business-Model-Generation-Visionaries-Challengers/dp/0470876417

The Startup Owners Manual – Steve Blank
http://www.stevenblank.com/startup_index_qty.html
http://www.amazon.ca/Startup-Owners-Manual-Step-Step/dp/0984999302/

The Art of the Start – Guy Kawasaki
http://www.guykawasaki.com/the-art-of-the-start/
http://www.amazon.ca/The-Art-Of-Start/dp/1591840562/

 

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
http://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Confident-Presenting-ebook/dp/B0015KGX6O/

So What? How To Communicate What Really Matters To Your Audience – Mark Magnacca
http://www.amazon.com/So-What-Communicate-Audience-ebook/dp/B0028MBKD4/

Presenting To Win – The Art Of Telling Your Story – Jerry Weissman
http://www.amazon.com/Presenting-Win-Telling-Expanded-ebook/dp/B001M60BKK/

Here’s The Pitch – How to Pitch Your Business to Anyone, Get Funded, and Win Clients – Martin Soorjoo
http://www.amazon.com/Heres-Pitch-Business-Clients-ebook/dp/B007KGAD4K/

 

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