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Best Startup Books You Should Enjoy

Here is a list of the best Startup books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle (2011)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyA fascinating expert look at Israel’s meteoric rise in the global economy — with timely hints for a world reeling from financial crisis addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel — a country of 7.1 million, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war, with no natural resources — produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful nations like Canada, Japan, China, India, and the U.K.? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine Israeli culture and government to reveal the secrets…
Author(s): Dan Senor, Saul Singer

2. Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users – And Losing $78 Million (2017)

 Best Startup Books You Should Enjoy‘BEST STARTUP BOOKS OF ALL TIME’ by Benzinga’TOP GROWTH-HACKING BUSINESS BOOK’ by Entrepreneur MagazineThis compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside this fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users.  Best-Seller combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, revealing genius growth tactics, numerous case-studies, and its step-by-step playbook to help your startup grow massively.Due to its raw storytelling style, practical lessons, compelling…
Author(s): Cliff Lerner

3. Give to Get: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Sales Funnels – And How You Can, Too (2019)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyWhen it comes to marketing and sales, you can’t afford to neglect your sales funnel. It’s the ONE investment that – if done right – will take your business to the next level. > Select “Buy Now” to Get Started Unlock the Secret Keys to a Successful Sales Funnel: INCREASE SALES – build a sales funnel that consistently delivers your dream clients. BOOST YOUR ROI – get a bigger bang for your marketing buck SAVE TIME & MONEY – avoid common sales funnel pitfalls This is Not Your Average Marketing Funnel Book: Top 5 Warning…
Author(s): Nathan Saunders

4. Perfect Startup: A Complete System for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur (2019)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyThe Perfect Startup is an effective and easy-to-use system for creating a successful startup. It is based on over 10 years of research of thousands of successful entrepreneurs, billionaires and CEOs. The concepts of the system are aimed at giving you a condensed entrepreneurial wisdom that will change your business mindset, practical tips that will shorten your path between an idea and a profitable business, and tools that will make you a stronger entrepreneur. The book is entertaining to read and includes many insights backed up by scientific research and real-life examples of how to increase chances for building a successful…
Author(s): Andrii Sedniev

5. Startup: A Novel (2018)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyFrom veteran online journalist and BuzzFeed writer Doree Shafrir comes a hilarious debut novel that proves there are some dilemmas that no app can solve. Mack McAllister has a $600 million dollar idea. His mindfulness app, TakeOff, is already the hottest thing in tech and he’s about to launch a new and improved version that promises to bring investors running and may turn his brainchild into a $1 billion dollar business–in startup parlance, an elusive unicorn. Katya Pasternack is hungry for a scoop that will drive traffic. An ambitious young journalist at a gossipy…
Author(s): Doree Shafrir

6. Hello, Startup: A Programmer’s Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams (2015)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyThis book is the “Hello, World” tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It’s based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others.Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical,…
Author(s): Yevgeniy Brikman

7. The 7 Day Startup: You Don’t Learn Until You Launch (2014)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyFrom generating ideas to gaining your first paying customers, The 7 Day Startup is the bootstrapper’s bible for launching your next product. In it, you will learn: 1. Why validation isn’t the answer 2. How to evaluate your business idea 3. How to choose a business name, fast 4. How to build a website in 1 day for under $100 5. 10 proven ways to market a business quickly And much, much more.”People who say there’s nothing to learn from failure don’t see the big picture. Dan was literally 2 weeks away from insolvency and ready to look for a 9-5 job when he stumbled upon an amazing, yet…
Author(s): Dan Norris, Rob Walling

8. Summary: ”The Lean Startup” – How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses | A Comprehensive Summary (Epic Summary) (2019)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyA Complete Summary of The Lean StartupThe Lean Startup is a book written by Eric Ries. In this book, the author explains that regardless of what may often seem to be true, it is quite possible to build a successful startup company.This book is a guide for anyone who thinks that starting a business will lead to failure. Many startups do end in failure, because starting a business always comes with uncertainty and risk. Since not all startup founders are equally informed, some are not educated in good business practices and do not have a clear vision of their business;…
Author(s): Epic-Summary

9. UX for Lean Startups: Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design (2018)

 Best Startup Books You Should Enjoyp>Great user experiences (UX) are essential for products today, but designing one can be a lengthy and expensive process. With this practical, hands-on book, you’ll learn how to do it faster and smarter using Lean UX techniques. UX expert Laura Klein shows you what it takes to gather valuable input from customers, build something they’ll truly love, and reduce the time it takes to get your product to market.No prior experience in UX or design is necessary to get started. If you’re an entrepreneur or an innovator, this book puts you right to work with proven tips and tools for researching, identifying,…
Author(s): Laura Klein

10. Small Business Start-Up Kit, The: A Step-by-Step Legal Guide (2018)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyWant to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit shows you how to set up a small business in your state, quickly and efficiently clearing state and local bureaucratic hurdles along the way. We’ll show you how to: #92,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1044 in Entrepreneurship (Books) #50 in Legal Self-Help #264 in Business Law (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Pakroo J.D., Peri

11. The Smarter Startup: A Better Approach to Online Business for Entrepreneurs (Voices That Matter) (2013)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyWhy do some startups succeed while other do not? In a competitive online market, startups must take a smarter and more strategic approach to maximize odds of achieving product/market fit.This book discusses: By combining established models and new insights – the authors answer the question of why some startups are more successful than others, in order to help entrepreneurs reduce the risk of starting an online business. #1,164,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #250 in E-Commerce (Books) #1519 in New Business Enterprises (Books) #3259 in E-commerce…
Author(s): Neal Cabage, Sonya Zhang

12. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble (2017)

 Best Startup Books You Should EnjoyAn instant New York Times bestseller, Dan Lyons’ “hysterical” (Recode) memoir, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the best book about Silicon Valley,” takes readers inside the maddening world of fad-chasing venture capitalists, sales bros, social climbers, and sociopaths at today’s tech startups.For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession–until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. “I think they just want to hire younger people,” his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty…
Author(s): Dan Lyons

Best Startup Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some startup books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup

Author(s): Judy Robinett
ID: 2325303, Publisher: AMACOM, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Kings Of Crypto: One Startup’s Quest To Take Cryptocurrency Out Of Silicon Valley And Onto Wall Street

Author(s): Jeff John Roberts
ID: 2867660, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2021, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Blockchain Startups: Bitcoin and Ethereum as the Frontier of Finance

Author(s): King, Stefan
ID: 2894574, Publisher: Token Flow Ltd, Year: 2021, Size: 799 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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