This is a growing list of books we have read or want to read that we share internally and we thought we would share it with all of you. There are a lot of treasures here.
We hope you enjoy and learn from them as much as we do.
Top SaaS and growth books every entrepreneur should read:
If you are wondering how SalesForce keeps on growing despite the ups and down of the economy – look no further – these two books explain how they and Hubspot and other high fliers do it consistently.
Take home lesson: setting up a predictable sales machine easily takes from 12 to 18 months, so it’s time to start reading these books and get crackin’.
Viva the Entrepreneur: Founding, Scaling, and Raising Venture Capital in Latin America by Brian Requarth co-founder of latitud.com Buy on Amazon
This book is a jewel and a must-read for any entrepreneur. It is highly personal and goes into managing stress, and how to keep your family involved with the hard task you have set for yourself. It also is markedly unique in that it focuses on the startup journey in Latin America a region with great potential but also great challenges.
The Sales Acceleration Formula by Mark Roberge Buy on Amazon
Sell or be Sold by Grant Cardone Buy on Amazon
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More on Scaling
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz Buy on Amazon
This book covers the difficult and largely untold real life difficulties of growing a company. We also recommend Ben’s Blog
What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture by Ben Horowitz Buy on Amazon
An important book about how to build your business culture.
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey More
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Customer Success by Mehta, Murphy and Steinman
Social Selling by Tim Hughes
Traction by Weinberg and Mares
The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick
Conscious capitalism by John Mackey
by Elad Gil
This Won’t Scale: 41 Plays From The Drift Marketing Team To Help Your Business Cut Through The Noise, Grow Faster Than The Competition & Thrill Your Customers by Dave Gerhardt and Daniel Murphy,
Making Money Is Killing Your Business: Second Edition: How to Build a Business You’ll Love and Have a Life, Too by Chuck Blakeman
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, by Al Ries and Jack Trout.
Do Things That Don’t Scale by Paul Graham click here to read
The founder of Y Combinator and also programmer known for his work in LISP explains how you can’t just build it and they will come. You must go out and get users.
Clayton M. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma
Nicholas Carr’s The Big Switch
Books recommended by Warren Buffett:
1. ‘Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger’
2. ‘The Intelligent Investor’
3. ‘Mitek: A Global Success Story, 1981-2011’
4. ‘A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers From Warren Buffett’
5. ‘Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything’
6. ‘The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success’
7. ‘The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation’
8. ‘Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions by Decoding CEO Communications’
9. ‘Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders’
10. ’40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World’
11. ‘The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns’
12. ‘Where Are the Customers’ Yachts? Or a Good Hard Look at Wall Street’
13. ‘Limping On Water’
14. ‘Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor’
15. ‘Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud
Warren Buffett Says He Won’t Even Think About Hiring Someone Without This Trait (Integrity)
Atomic Habits by James Clear
– Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco (don’t be put off by the title it has some interesting points ioo)
by Adam Grant
by Bill Gates
by David A. Sinclair
by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
by Nicholas Carr
Influence by Robert Cialdini
High Output Management by Andy grove
Invent and wander the collected writings of Jeff Bezos by Walter Isaacson
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
The airbnb story how three ordinary guys by Leigh Gallagher
No filter the inside story of Instagram by Sarah Frier
Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
That will never work the birth of Netflix by Marc Randolph
Zconomy: How Gen Z Will Change the Future of Business – and What to Do About It by Denise Villa and Jason Dorsey
Beyond Positive Thinking by Robert Anthony
Homeless to Billionaire byAndres Pira
Golden Circle by Simón Sinek
Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users Into Lifelong Customers by Ramil John
Getting Things Done by David Allen
Creation, by Steve Grand
Good to Great by Jim Collins
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Brandt, Richard L.
Turning the Flywheel by Davenport, Christian.
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Galloway, Scott.
The Four by Helena Hunt
First Mover: Jeff Bezos In His Own Words by Gene Kranz
Failure Is Not an Option by JR. MacGregor
Jeff Bezos: The Force Behind the Brand by Deborah Perry Piscione
The Risk Factor by John Rossman
The Amazon Way on IoT by John Rossman
Think Like Amazon: 50 1/2 Ideas to Become a Digital Leader by Brad Stone
The Everything Store by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan by Sam Walton and John Huey.
Sam Walton, Made in America
Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Best of the Century
Elon Musk’s trip through hell
Speed of Trust
by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
by Adam Grant
What you do is who you are by Ben Horowitz
Love is Just Damn Good Business
EOS Get a Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable … Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results