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The best Idea and business start up books & learning methods

posted Feb 19, 2017, 4:06 AM by David Khorram   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 5:49 PM ]
If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
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Following is a list of top 21 books that we believe a  must read for any Entrepreneur or startup.  The original investors' concepts are rooted & built based on these principles

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Sharpen the saw (Learning)

  1. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ( A. Lincoln) 
  2. One of the most important lessons of the scientific method – if you cannot fail, you cannot learn.
  3. Success is not delivering a feature; success is learning how to solve the customer’s problem
  4. Validated Learning:
    1. It is a rigorous method for demonstrating progress when one is embedded in the soil of extreme uncertainty in which startups grow. 
    2. It is more concrete, more accurate, and faster than market forecasting or classical business planning. 

The Books

  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  Stephen R. Covey
  2. The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch by Dan Norris
  3. The Lean Startup How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses By Eric Ries
  4. Go-Givers Sell More Book by Bob Burg and John David Mann
  5. Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days Written by: Jake Knapp , John Zeratsky , Braden Kowitz
  6. From insight to implementation by Andy Polaine 
  7. Big Data: A revolution that transforms how we live, work & thinks by Mayer-Schonberger 
  8. Virus of the Mind by Richard Brodie 
  9. Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler 
  10. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 
  11. Eating the Big Fish by Adam Morgan 
  12. Storytelling – Branding in practice by Klaus Fog 
  13. The Switch – How to change things when change is hard by Chip & Dan 
  14. Heath A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink 
  15. The Element – How Finding your passion changes everything by Ken Robinson 
  16. Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner 
  17. Bounce – The myth of talent and the power of practice by Matthew Syed 
  18. The Two-Second Advantage by Vivek Ranadive and Kevin Maney 
  19. The Idea Writers by Teressa Iezzi 
  20. Velocity – The seven new laws of a world gone digital by Ahmed & Olander 
  21. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  22. The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5  by Taylor Pearson