As we work on our own start-up, we often draw inspiration and new ideas from business books that we read. Here are some of our favorites from recent (and not so recent) years.
If you’re thinking about starting a business or are curious about other entrepreneurs’ journeys, we hope you’ll enjoy these as much as we have.
We also recognize that it can be hard to know where to start when you have a new idea; all of these books inspire us and help us break down our big tasks and projects into manageable sub-steps and next actions, which is a key part of our To-Do Matrix.
Some of Our Favorite Business Startup Books
How I Built This by Guy Raz (and his associated podcast)
The Billion Dollar Brand Club by Lawrence Ingrassia
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
Finding the Next Starbucks by Michael Moe
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
Team of Teams by Stanley McChrystal
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Tell us what’s on your reading list! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may add your favorites to our shelves.