Ryan Battles

Co-founder of @HarpoonApp. Author of SaaS Marketing Essentials (http://ryanbattles.com/saas ) and Using Periscope for Business (http://amz.pub/periscope)

Rework

Rework

It’s a quick read, which is refreshing, chock-full of the business philosophy that drives the company behind Basecamp. Much of these thoughts run counter-intuitive to how business is usually run, whether from tradition or laziness. Definitely one to re-read every couple years.

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big

I tend to have small visions and small dreams, holding fast to what is practical instead of stretching for what’s possible. This book is a motivational kick in the pants to build confidence and destroy fear, cheering me on to go bigger.

The Dip

The Dip

Another quick read, this book describes the inevitable lows you will experience when pursuing a goal, and why success means pushing through that dip. It is within the dip that most give up and why so many fail. It is also practical in that it describes when giving up during the dip is the better choice.