Grow Your Startup With Advice From The Pros

Posted by Jeff on April 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

It’s been said that good leaders are good readers. How do you position yourself for success in leadership without learning from those who have gone before you? 

Luckily, in this day and age, your options for learning are vast. From books to magazines to blogs to podcasts, there’s something for everybody. Our team has cultivated a collection of the best books, blogs, and podcasts for growth-minded startups, and we’d love to share it with you.

Books

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore

The bible for bringing cutting-edge (Disruptive Products) products to mainstream customers is now revised and updated, with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath

This fantastic book on messaging draws extensively on psychosocial studies on memory, emotion, and motivation, showing the vital principles of winning ideas.

People Buy You: The Real Secret to What Matters Most in Business by Jeb Blount

This breakthrough book pushes past the typical focus on mechanics and stale processes found in so many of today’s sales and business books and gets right to the heart of what matters most in 21st-century business.

Blogs/Newsletters

Seth Godin - This one should go without saying. Seth has proven himself time and time again to be the king of the mountain when it comes to leadership, business, and creativity.

Both Sides of the Table - Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur turned VC. He joined Upfront Ventures in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com.

Podcasts

Harvard Business Review IdeaCast - A weekly audio podcast, bringing you the analysis and advice of the leading minds in management 

Entrepreneur on Fire by John Lee Dumas - This podcast offers a great selection of experts and topics that are applicable to any entrepreneur, no matter what field you may be in.

The $100 MBA - The $100 MBA is a daily podcast that promises to help listeners "get better at business with our daily 10 minute business lessons for the real world.”

As you can see, there is no shortage of resources to help you become the best at whatever it is your startup is doing.

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