There are a ton of useful resources on the internet about venture, entrepreneurship, and so much more. However, in this vast sea of information I have found and listed below a few helpful resources that I have truly enjoyed. If you know of any other interesting books, magazines, websites, etc, please email me. I’d love to check it out.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz – Ben chronicles his experience as a first time CEO and provides tips and advice about how to handle the hard things that you normally can’t find in management books.
The Money of Invention by Paul Gompers & Josh Lerner – This book provides a thorough history and background on venture capital both domestically and internationally
The Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson – This book is about the six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs. It is a very well-written book.
Rework by Jason Fried & David Hansson – Two entrepreneurs explain why rejecting commonly used business processes and culture is better for business.
Sprint by Jake Knapp – Three Google Ventures employees outline their strategy for how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days
The Intelligent Entrepreneur by Bill Murphy Jr. – A venture capital insider reveals how to get from your start-up to IPO on your terms
Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang – A venture capital insider reveals how to get from your start-up to IPO on your terms
Business Valuation by David Perkins – Concise overview of business valuation of small and midsize private companies
Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur by Dermot Berkey – Obtain funding from venture capitalist at the best terms possible
The Third Wave by Steve Case – An entrepreneurs vision of the future and the role technology will play in everyone’s lives (♥)
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Things that gain from disorder
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – The hidden role of chance and life in the markets
The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins – Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Rainforest by Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt – The secret to building the next silicon valley