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Running Lean Book

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Life's Too Short to Build Something Nobody Wants

We live in an age of unparalleled opportunity for innovation. We're building more products than ever before, but most of them fail--not because we can't complete what we set out to build, but because we waste time, money, and effort building the wrong product. What we need is a systematic process for quickly vetting product ideas and raising our odds of success. That's the promise of Running Lean.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

http://hardthings.bhorowitz.com/

A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one. In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don’t cover.

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation: Steven Johnson: 9781594487712: Amazon.com: Books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594487715/stevenberlinj-20
www.amazon.com rank: 5
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation [Steven Johnson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

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Start With Why

http://www.startwithwhy.com/
www.startwithwhy.com rank: 40,295
Start With Why inspires people to do the things that inspire them. Simon Sinek and our team believe in a bright future and our ability to build it together. We give keynotes, facilitate workshops and develop software that inspires individuals and organizations to live their Why.

Books - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

http://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits.php
www.stephencovey.com rank: 72,124

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a business and self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. Covey presents an approach to being effective in attaining goals by aligning oneself to what he calls “true north” principles of a character ethic that he presents as universal and timeless.

The book first introduces the concept of paradigm shift and helps the reader understand that different perspectives exists, i.e. that two people can see the same thing and yet differ with each other. On this premise, it introduces the seven habits in a proper order.

The Tipping Point

http://gladwell.com/the-tipping-point
gladwell.com rank: 91,876

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.

This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Traction Book - How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

http://tractionbook.com/
tractionbook.com rank: 655,350

Traction Book is a guide to getting customers, written for startup founders, marketers, and those interested in how startups grow and get traction. Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares interviewed over forty successful founders and researched countless more growth stories to pull out the repeatable tactics and strategies they used to get traction.

Gabriel Weinberg is the Founder & CEO of DuckDuckGo, the search engine that doesn’t track you with over a billion searches in 2013. Previously he was the Co-founder & CEO of Opobox, which was sold to United Online in 2006 for $10 million.

Justin Mares is the former Director of Revenue at Exceptional, a software company that Rackspace acquired for 8 figures in 2013. He has previously founded two startups (one acquired, one bust) and runs a growth meetup in San Francisco.

Zero to One

http://zerotoonebook.com/
zerotoonebook.com rank: 745,680

In Zero to One, Peter Thiel shows how the most valuable companies solve problems in new ways instead of competing on well-trodden paths. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar.

But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things.

It draws on everything Thiel has learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX.

Without Their Permission

http://withouttheirpermission.com/
A book by reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian For aspiring entrepreneurs eager to embrace the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind. The world isn't flat, but the world wide...

Amazon.com: The Four Steps to the Epiphany (8601200461435): Steve Blank: Books

http://www.amazon.com/Four-Steps-Epiphany-Steve-Blank/dp/0989200507
www.amazon.com rank: 5
Amazon.com: The Four Steps to the Epiphany (8601200461435): Steve Blank: Books

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