This reading list is comprised of books that are designed to shape the thinking of future entrepreneurs, impact investors, and economic development professionals. If you need a good book to read and refer back to, you should consider purchasing the titles below. Each book has served as a resource and reference in the lives of the Entreprenavel team members. Without further adieu, we present the Entreprenavel Reading List:
This book explains the mindset you must adopt to endure the trials and tribulations that await you. Taleb provides an superb philosophy for life as an entrepreneur.
If you want an alternative perspective on how to build a company, this book is for you. Thiel is one of the most provocative thinkers in Silicon Valley, and he provokes people to question assumptions.
Influencing countless entrepreneurs, The Lean Startup outlines the methodology for building a company, based on testing assumptions. This book teaches you how to build, measure, and learn.
A collection of bootstrapping stories, The $100 Startup is full of business ideas and anecdotes about how resourcefully launch a company.
This book lays the groundwork for creative thinking, based on asking questions. A More Beautiful Question offers frameworks for business concept creation and problem solving as your company grows.
Telling the Tale of Village Capital, his impact investing firm, Ross Baird identifies three major blind spots hindering our innovation process. How we pick new ideas, where we find new ideas, and who we invest in all present problems in the innovation economy. The Innovation Blind Spot provides an excellent introduction to the world of impact investing, along with a peek into the future of the industry.
Explaining how to cultivate startup communities, Brad Feld teaches the cornerstone principles of economic development and startup ecosystem formation. Startup Communities is an essential book for anyone who is interested in economic development or working within a startup ecosystem.
Focused on public policy in the United States, Where the Jobs Are provides a ground-breaking analysis of economic development concepts. Dearie and Geduldig argue that entrepreneurship is the soul of the American economy and that policies need to be designed to support startups. If you are a policy wonk who is interested in entrepreneurship, then this book is for you.
The Startup Hero is essentially a collection of stories from the career of Tim Draper, a renowned venture capitalist. If you need entrepreneurial motivation, this book will give it to you.