Best Books For Your Startup

I occasionally get email from Quora asking me to submit answer when people ask about business books they should read.

Today, the query was someone asking – “What are the best business startup books?

quora question

I have been watching this category for almost a decade and in the last couple of months I gone back to many of these titles to research Every Book Is a Startup.

To start, read The Lean Startup by Eric Ries and The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. They are two very different kinds of books but they are both general in their approach to the topic of startups. Ries uses a tech approach; Guillebeau uses a lifestyle approach.

If you are working on your value hypothesis (aka is anyone interested in my idea):

If you are working on your growth hypothesis:

If you are working on your business hypothesis:

Other important books in my humble opinion include:


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