Here is a mind-map of Entrepreneurship and Leadership Readings. It is “kinda big”
[October 2015] Here is a visual view of my favorite “Entrepreneurship” books.
My 6 super-favorites have bold blue borders.
- The Startup Owners Manual, by Steve Blank
- Value Proposition Design, by Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
- The Design of Business, by Roger Martin
- Humble Inquiry, by Edgar Schein
- Linchpin, by Seth Godin
- Leadership BS, by Jeffrey Pfeffer
More — The Big List of Entrepreneurship Reading
If you’re looking for the monster reading list. Steve Blank has the best one here
- Made to Stick – Chip & Dan Heath — Communications skills are very very very important. Applying their “succes” filter will help a lot.
- The Essential Drucker, Peter Drucker – This is a good survey of his material. A good starting point.
- Geoffrey Moore – Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-tech Products to Mainstream Customers, …, Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution(2005)
- Clayton Christensen The Innovators Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, Seeing What Next, etc.
- The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t (Hardcover) by Robert I. Sutton (Author) – Life is too short. This is great advice.
- The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Paperback) – by Steven Gary Blank (Author) – A Customer Development manifesto. Very practical. Good reading list included. Unfortunately, reads like an owners manual.
- Steve Blank – Startup Owners Manual – 2012. I’m reading it now. Looks very good.
What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There – by Marshall Goldsmith A book on personal skills. Contains the 20 Annoying Habits list
- Design of Business – Roger Martin Design Thinking in the real world. The battle of Creativity vs Reliability is not a battle – reliability almost always wins. Why? How to change that statistic? This book does a great job in describing the “real” challenges of being creative in the workplace. Much better than “Rah Rah — Let’s all be Creative” books. If you’re a creative type who always loses to finance — read this book. You’ll learn why you lost, why you probably should have lost, and also how to win your argument in the future
- My favorite Career Planning Blog Posts Andreesen, Godin, Blank, Horowitz, and Hoffman
- My Slideshare
- Blast From the Past: Presentation Notes for “eng-fizz-mentor-night-030408″
- – A series of posts on Product Marketing. My early blog days. Pretty bad 🙂
Presentations Fall 2009
- I’m Talking About Dating — both presentations