Two books that I really like and are source of inspiration for me are:
1- Zero to One: by Peter Thiel the founder of Paypal. very beautifully he has put forward the concept of zero to (creating something which was not existing before) against another concept of going one to n meaning developing on something that was existing before. Throughout the book he has made an attempt to push the reader to innovate something new.
2- The Startup Playbook: by Sam Altman, the president at Y combinator accelerator. In this book he has given advices that he gives to his client startups. Specifically for the ones who have just started up or want to startup. Very short book so u can quickly get the crisp of advices that the lucky ones at y combinator get.
Hi I loved this book called 100$ startup.
Its for people like us who have very less money to start a business and no team, but at the same time they want to establish their name. he has given more than 50 examples of people who have started with only 100 dollar and made it big. If you are familiar with the website chandu.com which extensively used for getting our queries related to ‘excel’ has also been covered by the book.
Guys if you want to start a startup especially an app then this book is a must read- How to build a billion dollar app’ by George Berkoski. An awesome piece of writing. Hes the founder of Hailo app (taxi aggregator). shares how he built the app business from the scratch and have share very useful resources for each stage. its a 479 pages book available on amazon. I bought it on discount so dnt remember the exact price but i think it ws around Rs 400 after dicsount. But worth much more.
One book that I would recommend is “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries.
Lean Startup is a concept which makes you learn fast and fail fast.
Eric says, Lean Startup is a method which in contrast to voluminous, complex and time-consuming business plans, is designed to teach how to drive a startup. ‘Instead of making complex plans that are based on a lot of assumptions, you can make constant adjustments with a steering wheel called the Build-Measure-Learn-Feedback loop.’
Startup is like driving a car, each gear takes you to a certain distance and then you have to gear up again to move further. Just like a journey, startup has a destination which is the vision of your company. While you are iterating, and following Build-Measure-Learn-Feedback loop, you may need to change- your product (which is called optimizing), or your strategy (which is called pivoting) to achieve your vision, which rarely changes.
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