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Reading list for entrepreneurs

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

Here is our list of the books we've learned a lot from, which you might find useful for your project and for your life in general. We understand that sometimes reading takes time... so we added the Audible links for the audio book versions, so that you can listen to them during your commute... You're welcome!


The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

Slicing Pie: Funding Your Company without Funds

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

Principles: Life and Work

Disciplined Entrepreneurship

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice

Outliers: The Story of Success

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Seeing What Others Don't: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights

High Productivity Habits for Best Performance: Develop Fast Focus and Use the 80 20 Pareto Principle for Getting Important Things Done Faster

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Projects to Mainstream Customers

Exponential Organizations: New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do About It)

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win


Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters: The Definitive Biography of the First American Billionaire

Elon Musk:Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life


The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup, 2nd Edition

The Art of the Start 2.0


Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Reinventing organizations: Towards inspired working communities

NLP Made Easy - Essential Neuro Linguistic Programming Guide

Ego Is the Enemy

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work


The Way of Zen

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea

Cessez d'être gentil, soyez vrai !

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal

Libérez votre cerveau ! Traité de neurosagesse pour changer l'école et la société

The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning


The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Expert Secrets

The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products


The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Answers to Questions You've Never Asked

Being You, Changing the World

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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