Andrew Connell

Full stack web dev, micropreneur, founder & 11-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP award for SharePoint. @mscloudshow co-host podcast & @kerrbapp co-founder. @andrewconnell

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

The fundamental way how you get stuff done… do the minimum to get something in your customer’s hands, get feedback, address it, get it back to your customer’s hands.

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Essentialism

Essentialism

Stop trying to do everything… do more by doing less and don’t spread yourself thin. Once I wasn’t working so hard all the time, I started getting more done.

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Take Your Eye of the Ball

Take Your Eye off the Ball

As strange as it may sound for a life / business book, it’s fantastic. I’m a huge football fan… a fan of the game. But what I loved about these are that they really show that there are patterns in even the most seemingly random things like sports. If you can spot them, you can exploit them to your advantages.

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Flemming Madsen

Predictive analytics and data mining @FlemmingMa

Nexus

Nexus

An intelligent thriller about how the future could look like. Three researchers develop a way to super-charge their cerebral abilities. They can take humanity to the next level, but governments and dark forces want to get hold of the innovation and exploit it for their own benefit.
Once I started I couldn’t put it down. Still enjoy thinking about the issues it raises.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The fantastic story about Ben Horowitz’s life as an entrepreneur. The book is great because it deliberately deals with many of the difficulties of being an entrepreneur and how they can be overcome.
A must read for anyone who is or want to work in a start-up.

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The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise

As someone who spend a lot of time looking for needles in haystacks, this book is a must read. The book is a great read, but it also delivers practical methods that can be used to clarify thinking on complex observations. Last, but not least, it is very entertaining.

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Justin Jackson

Let’s make some stuff. @mijustin

Getting Real

Getting Real

This is the book that made me want to create software products. It’s the original manifesto written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, and describes the philosophy they used to build Basecamp.

Anything You Want

Anything You Want

Sivers is a master communicator. In this short book he distills the lessons he learned building CD Baby. I found his stories and anecdotes inspiring. It’s even better as an audio book.

The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

A fascinating look into how habits are built, and how they can be changed. I find myself returning to my notes from this book quite often. There’s lots of insights into human psychology, and how we can improve ourselves and our teams.

Justin McGill

Started from -$6 and built a 7 figure agency. Now growing @LeadFuze & Co-Host of @ZeroToScale. I talk #entrepreneurship at http://justinmcgill.net

The Ultimate Sales Machine

The Ultimate Sales Machine

This book had a profound impact on me as a founder, without previous sales experience. It taught me how to not only think like a sales person, but implement plans and procedures like a sales manager. It covers it all and Chet gives great examples throughout the book.

Launch

Launch

A B2B book with amazing story telling. Gives several examples of how to launch a product using his “Product Launch Formula”. How to setup your drip campaigns, when to provide the offer, etc.

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

So many times I see startup founders trying to “go big or go home” without ever knowing if their business idea is even legitimate. Some of the principles taught in this book and completely changed how businesses are built and even how businesses are invested in.