CEO Learnings for  Venture Backed Companies

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The list author says: "I am an avid reader and author of the upcoming book "CEO Learnings:Essentials for Entrepreneurs in Medical Technology." I have provided a list of books that I have read and reviewed. I believe that these books will be helpful to those involved in company creation and/or in the leadership know-how it requires."
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
1.  Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
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  "I loved it! Tony Hsieh has written the best book yet for entrepreneurs wanting to disrupt the status quo. Hsieh, in his highly acclaimed best seller “Delivering Happiness” humbly describes the true, unvarnished start-up experience - the ups and downs, the twists and turns, the wins and the losses, and the sacrifices - and the personal transformation that came with it."
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Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital
2.  Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital by Spencer E. Ante
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Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies
3.  Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies by Stefanos Zenios
$109.24   Used & New from: $31.66
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Beyond the Beaker: How to Achieve Successful Market Adoption for Emerging Technologies
4.  Beyond the Beaker: How to Achieve Successful Market Adoption for Emerging Technologies by Paul D. Patterson
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Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins
5.  Valley Boy: The Education of Tom Perkins by Thomas J. Perkins
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  "Must read for any entrepreneur or new venture capitalist. Insights on what makes for an exceptionally successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist - know-how, judgment, the ability to embrace uncertainty, and management of technical risk."
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Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
6.  Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins
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  "An excellent book for the entrepreneur! This monograph better describes what is necessary for a start-up than Collin's first work, "Good to Great." The latter is better suited for companies that are beyond the development stage."
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Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World
7.  Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World by Chris Lowney
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  "One of the best books on leadership that I have ever read."
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Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes
8.  Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow's Big Changes by E. Kinney Zalesne
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The Discoverers
9.  The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin
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  "One of my all time favorites - a must for any entrepreneur or venture investor."
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Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story
10.  Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story by Jerry Weissman
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  "A must for any entrepreneur written by one of the industry's experts. The pitch is a start-up's most critical communication tool. If you do not get this right, you will never get any traction in funding, recruiting, or revenues."
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The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America's Top Speaking Coach
11.  The Power Presenter: Technique, Style, and Strategy from America's Top Speaking Coach by Jerry Weissman
$18.34   Used & New from: $2.92
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Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story
12.  Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story by Peter Guber
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Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results
13.  Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results by David Booth
$14.80   Used & New from: $6.65
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Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't
14.  Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don't by Ram Charan
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Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down
15.  Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down by John P. Kotter
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Head, Heart and Guts: How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders
16.  Head, Heart and Guts: How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders by David L. Dotlich
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  "The most important decisions are those involving people. Dotlich et al describes the the element of courage (based on values)which is essential to leadership. The "Head and the Heart" have previously garnered all the attention in books on leadership. But there is more..."
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Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
17.  Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change by William Bridges
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  "Managing transitions is what managing a development stage company is all about. Their are lessons here that will apply to leading an entrepreneurial company."
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Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
18.  Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Tahl Raz
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  "Networking is a key to leadership. Ferrazzi lays out a program that is counter-intuitive but right on the money."
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What the CEO Wants You to Know : How Your Company Really Works
19.  What the CEO Wants You to Know : How Your Company Really Works by Ram Charan
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Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors
20.  Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors by Patrick Lencioni
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How To Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You: A Practical Guide To Working Effectively With a Board For Both New and Experienced CEOs
21.  How To Manage Your Board While Your Board Manages You: A Practical Guide To Working Effectively With a Board For Both New and Experienced CEOs by Martin M. Coyne II
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
22.  The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
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Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing The Customer Experience
23.  Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing The Customer Experience by Jonathan M. Tisch
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Hiring the Best:  Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing and Recruiting, Fifth Edition
24.  Hiring the Best: Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing and Recruiting, Fifth Edition by Martin Yate
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The Power of the Obvious
25.  The Power of the Obvious by Aldo Papone
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Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader
26.  Leadership Passages: The Personal and Professional Transitions That Make or Break a Leader by David L. Dotlich
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Tough Choices: A Memoir
27.  Tough Choices: A Memoir by Carly Fiorina
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The Wisdom of Crowds
28.  The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
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Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO
29.  Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO by Katherine Catlin
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The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty
30.  The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Flynn Siler
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  "The rise and fall of an American icon, the Robert Mondavi Corporation"
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What the Customer Wants You to Know: How Everybody Needs to Think Differently About Sales
31.  What the Customer Wants You to Know: How Everybody Needs to Think Differently About Sales by Ram Charan
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Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box
32.  Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by Arbinger Institute
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The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
33.  The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs by William H. Draper
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The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
34.  The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander
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Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born
35.  Uncommon Genius: How Great Ideas are Born by Denise G. Shekerjian
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Working Together: A Personality-Centered Approach to Management, Third Edition
36.  Working Together: A Personality-Centered Approach to Management, Third Edition by Olaf Isachsen
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It's a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring
37.  It's a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring by Steven Schussler
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Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
38.  Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph T. Hallinan
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Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology
39.  Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology by Edward Tenner
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Garnering Capital: Make the Right Decisions. Penetrate the Market. Achieve Profitability.
40.  Garnering Capital: Make the Right Decisions. Penetrate the Market. Achieve Profitability. by William Garner
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