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Books for Startup Founders
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Books for Startup Founders

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Being a startup founder myself, I understand the value of constantly learning from others. Reading is just about the quickest, cheapest and easiest way I have found to expand my skills. This list is a great way to get started.

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  • Startups

  • 6
    Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
    Grant, Adam
    Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World355
    2016
    ShopSearchStartups
  • 18
    The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
    Wasserman, Noam
    The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup496
    2011
    ShopSearchStartups
  • 20
    Zero to One
    Thiel, Peter
    Zero to One211
    2014
    ShopSearchStartups
  • 22
    The Hard Thing About Hard Things
    Horowitz, Ben
    The Hard Thing About Hard Things304
    2014
    ShopSearchStartups
  • 24
    The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
    Kawasaki, Guy
    The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything240
    2004
    ShopSearchStartups
  • 26
    The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
    Blank, Steven Gary
    The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company608
    2012
    ShopSearchStartups
  • Psychology

  • 1
    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
    Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience303
    1990
    ShopSearchPsychology
  • 2
    Thinking Fast and Slow
    Kahneman, Daniel
    Thinking Fast and Slow499
    2011
    ShopSearchPsychology
  • 5
    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
    Cialdini, Robert B.
    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion336
    1984
    ShopSearchPsychology
  • Traction

  • 3
    Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products
    Nir Eyal
    Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products256
    2014
    ShopSearchTraction
  • Negotiation

  • 7
    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
    Fisher, Roger
    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In224
    1981
    ShopSearchNegotiation
  • Design

  • 8
    The Design of Everyday Things
    Norman, Donald A.
    The Design of Everyday Things240
    1988
    ShopSearchDesign
  • 16
    Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
    Krug, Steve
    Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability216
    2000
    ShopSearchDesign
  • 27
    Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
    Knapp, Jake
    Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days288
    2016
    ShopSearchDesign
  • Pitching

  • 9
    Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
    Klaff, Oren
    Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal225
    2011
    ShopSearchPitching
  • 17
    Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
    Reynolds, Garr
    Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery229
    2007
    ShopSearchPitching
  • Miscellaneous

  • Sales

  • 10
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
    Hsieh, Tony
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose246
    2010
    ShopSearchSales
  • 11
    To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
    Pink, Daniel H.
    To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others272
    2012
    ShopSearchSales
  • Marketing

  • 12
    Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck
    Heath, Chip
    Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck323
    2006
    ShopSearchMarketing
  • Startups

  • 6
    Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
  • 18
    The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
  • 20
    Zero to One
  • 22
    The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  • 24
    The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
  • 26
    The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
  • Psychology

  • 1
    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  • 2
    Thinking Fast and Slow
  • 5
    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  • Traction

  • 3
    Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products
  • Negotiation

  • 7
    Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
  • Design

  • 8
    The Design of Everyday Things
  • 16
    Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
  • 27
    Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
  • Pitching

  • 9
    Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • 17
    Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
  • Miscellaneous

  • Sales

  • 10
    Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
  • 11
    To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
  • Marketing

  • 12
    Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck
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