The Entrepreneur's Bookshelf
A list of useful books for founders and entrepreneurs.
The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company - Steve Blank
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses - Eric Ries
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers - Geoffrey A. Moore
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant - W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich - Timothy Ferriss
Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup - Bill Aulet
The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail - Clayton M. Christensen
The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup - Noam Wasserman
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Peter Thiel
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
Jack: Straight from the Gut - Jack Welch
Iacocca: An Autobiography - Lee Iacocca
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - Alice Schroeder
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution - Steven Levy
The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution - Walter Isaacson
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet - Katie Hafner
Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer - Michael Swaine & Paul Freiberger
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - David Allen
The Power of Positive Thinking - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life - Spencer Johnson
The One Minute Manager - Kenneth H. Blanchard
Business Adventures: 12 Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street - John Brooks
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer - Jeffrey Liker
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation - Jon Gertner
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose - Tony Hsieh
How Google Works - Eric Schmidt
Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age - Michael A. Hiltzik
Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company - Andrew S. Grove
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies - Jim Collins
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In - Roger Fisher
Taming The Abrasive Manager: How To End Unnecessary Roughness In The Workplace - Laura Crawshaw
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't - Robert I. Sutton
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Douglas Stone
What They Don't Teach You At Harvard Business School - Mark H. McCormack
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions - Dan Ariely
Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why - Laurence Gonzales
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't - Jim Collins
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Irrational Exuberance - Robert J. Shiller
Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip Heath