Great book collections for Founders and Makers (98 Books)

Books every entrepreneur should read.

1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

3. The Art of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro Cremades

4. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

5. Rework by Jason Fried

6. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

7. Secret to Startup Failure: Fail Fast. Fail Cheap. Fail Happy. by Sonia Lin

8. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

9. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston

10. Steve Jobs: The Unauthorized Autobiography by J.T. Owens

11. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

13. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya

14. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steven Gary Blank

15. Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder

16. Zero to One: Note on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

17. The Extremely Successful Salesman’s Club by Chris Murray

18. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld

19. The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau

20. Nail It Then Scale It by Nathan Furr

21. The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators by Jeffrey H. Dyer

22. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

23. The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A Cheat Sheet to the Four Steps to the Epiphany by Brant Cooper

24. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

25. Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup by David G. Cohen

26. A Leader’s Gift: How to Earn the Right to Be Followed by Barry Banther

27. Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business by Enodare

28. The Funding Is Out There! Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business by Tiffany C. Wright

29. Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur by Ryan Blair

30. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

31. Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson

32. Selling with EASE: The Four Step Sales Cycle Found in Every Successful Business Transaction by Chris Murray

33. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber

34. Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Web Application by 37 Signals

35. Hot or Not: : How to Know If Your Business Idea Will Fly or Fail by Sean Evan Wise

36. Potemkin, Inc. by Philippe Joly

37. Intellectual Property by Alexandre Montagu

38. Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses by Gary Shapiro

39. Business Fitness by Dawn G. Lennon

40. Closure of the Helpdesk — A Geek Tragedy by Ali Sheikh

41. The Fifth Wave: A Strategic Vision for Mobile Internet Innovation, Investment and Return by Robert Marcus

42. Do Good Well: Your Guide to Leadership, Action, and Social Innovation by Nina Vasan

43. No Excuses, The Fit Mind-Fit Body Strategy Book (3 Off the Tee, #3) by Lorii Myers

44. Ancient Secrets Of Lead Generation: Your Primitive Business Guide To Better Leads With Less Effort ( #1) by Daryl Urbanski

45. Brain Matters in Business by Jonathan Jordan

46. The Jetstream of Success (Intellectual Maverick, #1) by Julian Pencilliah

47. School for Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less by Jim Beach

48. Blind Trust With Open Eyes by Dinor Adam V. Levi

49. Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners by Dawn Fotopulos

50. Are You Creating Wealth with Your Business or Just Making Money?: Wealth Building Exit Strategies and Succession Planning by Theodore P. Burbank

51. Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet

52. Creative Content 101 For Passive Income Information Products: A Step By Step Guide For Developing Your Own Online Content Ideas by Tom Crowl

53. Buffett’s Biggest Blunders: The Greatest Investor’s Greatest Mistakes by Grigory Lukin

54. Online Business Startup: The entrepreneur’s guide to launching a fast, lean and profitable online venture by Robin Waite

55. The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else by Daniel Coyle

56. The Middleman Economy: How Brokers, Agents, Dealers, and Everyday Matchmakers Create Value and Profit by Marina Krakovsky

57. The Magic of Mojo: The Creative Power Behind Success by Ariana Ayu

58. The Joy of Sox: Why Sarbanes-Oxley and Service-Oriented Architecture May Be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Hugh Taylor

59. Reinventing Dell by Heather Simmons

60. The Innovation Workout: The 10 tried-and-tested steps that will build your creativity and innovation skills by Lucy Gower

61. Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40 by Lynne Beverly Strang

62. Life Re-Scripted: Find Your Purpose and Design Your Dream Life Before The Curtains Close by Zephan Moses Blaxberg

63. The Aha! Moment: The Guide to Creating a Game Changer by Cory The Author

64. Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley by Rochelle Kopp

65. No Money Down Formula in Real Estate by Ronald Cagape

66. Alibaba’s World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business by Porter Erisman

67. Spark: Take Your Business From Struggle to Significance by David A. Hilton

68. Don’t Hire a Software Developer Until You Read this Book: The handbook for tech startups & entrepreneurs by K.N. Kukoyi

69. My First Thousand Dollars: A practical workbook for acquiring early startup customers by Yogi Raj

70. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom Kelley

71. Habit Stacking: 127 Small Actions That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott

72. Early Exits: Exit Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors (But Maybe Not Venture Capitalists) by Basil Peters

73. Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success (3 Off the Tee, #2) by Lorii Myers

74. The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability by Marco Iansiti

75. Business Success Secrets, Principles, Formulas & Ethos: Your Primitive Business Guide To Giving Your Business The Greatest Chance Of Success ( #2) by Daryl Urbanski

76. Cape Cod Shipwrecks: Graveyard of the Atlantic by Theodore Parker Burbank

77. The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

78. Long Tail by Chris Anderson

79. Telling StartUp Stories: Keep the End in Mind by William Keyser

80. Develop Your Idea! Get off to a flying start with guided exercises, templates & resources for exploring new business ventures by K.N. Kukoyi

81. Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace (3 Off the Tee, #1) by Lorii Myers

82. The Escher Cycle: Creating Self-Reinforcing Business Advantage by Finn Jackson

83. Primitive Business Tools For Success: Checklists, Cheatsheets & How To Use Them ( #3) by Daryl Urbanski

84. In & Out of Business. . .Happily by Theodore P. Burbank

85. Put Your Dream to the Test: 10 Questions that Will Help You See It and Seize It by John C. Maxwell

86. Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business That Works by Daniel Priestley

87. Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson

88. A Guide to Plymouth’s Historic Old Burial Hill by Theodore Parker Burbank

89. Firestarter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

90. Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow

91. The Golden Age of Piracy on Cape Cod and in New England: The Golden Age of Piracy Actually Had Its Roots in New England and the Largest Pirate Treasures Ever Found Were Found on Cape Cod! by Theodore Parker Burbank

92. From Employee to Entrepreneur: How to Overcome the Fear of Starting a Business by Kassandra Bibas

93. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

94. Hello, Startup: A Programmer’s Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams by Yevgeniy Brikman

95. Pitching Hacks: How to pitch startups to investors by Venture Hacks

96. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

97. Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination by Hugh MacLeod

98. Startup Opportunities: Know When to Quit Your Day Job by Sean Wise


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