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Kickstart's Entrepreneurial Book List
G. T. Christensen
The list author says: "We are constantly looking for books that really help with the entrepreneurial process. Here is our current best of list."
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
"Easy to read and full or great advice -- this Guy's best book for entrepreneurs"
The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win
"Steve Blank's book will win no awards for ease of use but this is the most comprehensive view on the ideas that have created the lean startup and MVP movements"
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
"I discovered this little book while at b-school. Very important for an entrepreneur."
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
"A classic work that I believe to be the most inspiring business work out there for aspiring entrepreneurs to help keep the right perspective."
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business (Collins Business Essentials)
"Classic book that created most of the frameworks for the way large business/ business schools see disruptive industry change"
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
"I have never loved this book but this is a good practical book on early stage market entry from the "old" paradigm e.g. that startups are just smaller versions of larger companies."
Nail It then Scale It: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation
"The framework that Kickstart uses for investment decisions. A great work book approach to the entrepreneurial process"
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
"A must have for the tech entrepreneur"
eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work
"Easy to read, really gives you an inside feel for the venture profession"
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
"If you have a soft-spot for military metaphor. Best underdog book ever!"
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
"Quick read, some good contrarian thinking."
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
"Probably the most important business book of the year in my view"
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
"A muscular, hard-hitting look at the "struggle" of entrepreneurship."
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