How To: Get An Insight Into Entrepreneurship

This week, we wanted to share the top 5 books every entrepreneur should read as recommended by the top people in the biz.

  1. “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

    Charlie O’Donnell: “I don’t know any book that sums up the entrepreneurial passion and spirit better than The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. ‘The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.’”

  2. “Out of the Crisis” by W. Edwards Deming

    Roger Ehrenberg: “Big or small, this book focuses the entrepreneur / manager on respecting employees, on process, and insisting on the collection and analysis of data. The development of metrics to manage the business is critical for the start-up founder.”

  3. “Extreme Programming Explained” by Kent Beck

    Babak Nivi: “Revelatory. Develop your product like this book tells you to, unless you know better (e.g. you have experience building operating systems, space shuttles, Googles.) Buy the first edition.”

  4. “The Four Steps to the Epiphany” by Steven Gary Bank

    Babak Nivi: “The closest thing to a manual for building a startup. Marc Andreessen calls it ‘a roadmap for how to get to Product/Market fit.”

  5. “Reality Check” by Guy Kawasaki

    Penelope Trunk: “I love flipping through the chapters. Each one is like a blog post, so you learn something on every page. And each chapter reminds me to be a little bit better at something I’m doing already.”

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