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Top 5 Books To Read Before Launching Your Startup

There’s nothing quite like launching your new business: there’s adrenaline, there’s honeymoon-style love, there’s… there’s… a whole lot to do. Even the tasks that you really, really don’t like are going to be crucial to starting up your business. There’s going to be hurdles, leaps, and bounds that all need to be met, and met quickly. These are the best books to go through and study before you actually take step one when launching your startup.

 

  1. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career

Author Reid Hoffman brings us a collaboration with co-author, Ben Casnocha, all about the ultimate core value of yourself in your startup. No matter how many entrepreneurs have come before you, ride with you, or will come after you, nobody can have your exact idea. Investing in yourself, as corny as it may sound, is the number one step you have to take. You need to know what you’re looking to accomplish, what you hope to achieve, and how you’re going to get there. Reading this title is going to help you get to a mental state of clarity, and ask yourself the tough questions.

 

  1. The Startup Club

 Boasting a well-rounded overview of what it takes to commit to your startup, author JJ Ramberg achieves a level of excellent explanation that rivals any public speaker you’ve ever heard, no matter how many years of Dreamforce you attended. If you’ve ever wanted honest insight into what it takes to really grab your startup by the horns and push it on through the muck and the mud, Ramberg’s going to teach you in a brief novel that goes from the starting line all the way to your first day. The best part? It’s designed for children, and don’t worry—us adults can all learn quite a bit from it.

 

  1. The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business

 Far more than a simple checklist, David S. Rose brings us the fundamentals that you need in place before you launch your startup business. The aim of the game isn’t the same as the rest of the flock: David is giving you concrete steps that abide by the necessities of just about every startup model you can think of. There are just certain ins and outs that require your attention, no matter what industry you’re hoping to break into.

 

  1. Startup Evolution Curve From Idea to Profitable and Scalable Business: Startup Marketing Manual

 Take the research of 1,400+ business startups, and let Dr. Donatas Jonikas show you the rights, the wrongs, and explain why over thirty international startup experts look towards this as the businessman bible that they recommend to other new startups. As Dr. Jonikas states, this isn’t a one-time read, but a manual that you should consult the whole way to success, (and, admittedly, during your success, too). While most entrepreneur books on startups come through the door like a coffee table guide, this thick book is one of the best investments you’ll ever decide on.

 

  1. The Start-Up J Curve: The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

 Author Howard Love couldn’t be any more dead-on about startup success and failure. There’s a sense of dizziness we all feel in the startup phase, even when you’re just planning it all out, and no money has been spent, and no pen has been put to paper. With more than thirty-five years of experience in the startup world, Love’s got the goods and the know-how when it comes to getting your startup moving along like a freight train, and mentally grounding yourself in the process so you don’t freak out the entire time. Don’t worry; we all do.

 

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