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Startup Reference Guide

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Aggregated references and lists from around the web
Sonal Mane
@sonalpmane

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Here are a few resources to get you started,
 Harvard Startup Guide
 YCombinator startup library
 Startup guide blog b...

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 Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Center - http://ecorner.stanford.edu/
 MIT Venture Lab - http://www.vlab.org/#
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  1. 1. Aggregated references and lists from around the web Sonal Mane @sonalpmane
  2. 2. Here are a few resources to get you started,  Harvard Startup Guide  YCombinator startup library  Startup guide blog by Ryan Allis  A student’s guide to startups by Paul Graham  Starting a business from SBA.gov
  3. 3.  Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Center - http://ecorner.stanford.edu/  MIT Venture Lab - http://www.vlab.org/#  Techstars U Videos  Cornell eClips  Steve Blank’s course  Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Founders School
  4. 4.  Lean Launchpad course and Steve Blank videos  Startup Weekend – Launch a Startup in 54 hours  The Lean Startup Machine - Launch a Startup in 48 hours  Startup Monthly – Launch a Startup in a month  Startup Grind - community looking to be educated, and network with the smartest startup minds  Lean Startup Circle - Group for startup advice  LUXr – Lean UX residency  Women 2.0 – Launch a startup for women  Meetup – Meet people you’re interested in  Top Startup Conferences (North America)
  5. 5.  http://www.quora.com/Entrepreneurship  http://www.quora.com/Venture-Capital  http://www.quora.com/Lean-Startups  http://www.quora.com/Startups  http://www.quora.com/Entrepreneurship/Does-getting-an-MBA-make-someone-a- better-entrepreneur  http://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-common-mistakes-first-time- entrepreneurs-make/answer/Henry-Wong-7  http://www.quora.com/How-much-time-should-entrepreneurs-spend-reading- books-or-online-materials
  6. 6.  Master list of Tools and blogs for entrepreneurs from Steve Blank including market research, business model canvas, customer development, design, development, testing, project management and much more!  Brad Feld’s Term Sheet Series  Slides and presentations from Steve Blank  Open source entrepreneurship from Steve Blank  Personal MBA  Startup resources from VC Cafe  Startup toolbox from The Startup Foundry
  7. 7. Books, blogs, videos…
  8. 8.  Ben Horowitz  Steve Blank  Fred Wilson on tumblr and personal blog  Dharmesh Shah  Bill Gurley  Brad Feld  Paul Graham  Chris Dixon  Both sides of the table • Eric Reis • Steve Sinofsky • Bipul Sinha • Andreessen Horowitz • NVCA Full list of VC blogs
  9. 9.  For Entrepreneurs  Pitchbook  ChubbyBrain  PE Hub  Dealbook  CB Insights  Crunchbase  Gigaom  Ventureburn  VentureHacks  Venture Capital Journal
  10. 10.  Chuck Eesley – Prof at Stanfard teaching Technology Entrepreneurship  Ycombinator  Ecorner - Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner offers videos featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.  Stanford Graduate School of Business  This week in startups - Rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies
  11. 11.  The Startup Owner's Manual:The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company  The Startup ofYou  The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs  The Lean startup  The four steps to epiphany  Delivering Happiness  Do More Faster  The Innovator's Dilemma  The Innovator's Solution  Art of the Start  Start-Up Nation:The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle  The Design of Everyday Things
  12. 12.  Startup Communities  Disciplined Entrepreneurship  Mastering the VC Game  Venture Deals  Never Eat Alone  How to Win Friends and Influence People  The Founder's Dilemmas  The Entrepreneurs Guide to Customer Development  The Tipping Point  Business Model Generation  Founders at Work  Getting Things Done  Made to Stick  48 Laws of Power
  13. 13.  Book authored by Brad Feld  Books recommended by Steve Blank  Quora  What books should entrepreneurs read  Must-read books  Books for web startups  So you’d like to…Start a Silicon Valley Dot-Com – Book guide Meng Won
  14. 14. Search, Browse or quickly go through the full lists of books for entrepreneurs below
  15. 15.  The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen #9781578518524  Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham #9781449389550  The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh #9781591843474  High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove #9780679762881  The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande #9780312430009  The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry #9781591843993  Behind the Cloud:The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry by Marc Benioff #9780470521168  Predictably Irrational:The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely #9780061854545
  16. 16.  The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Steven Blank)  Business Model Generation (Alex Osterwalder)  The E-Myth (Michael Gerber)  The Art of The Start (Guy Kawasaki)  Rework (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)  Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey A. Moore)  Blue Ocean Strategy (W. Chan Kim)  Built to Last (Jim Collins & Jerry Porras)  Good to Great (Jim Collins)  Innovator's Dilemma (Clay Christensen)  The Lean Startup (Eric Ries)  Nail It Then Scale It (Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom)
  17. 17.  The Autobiography (Andrew Carnegie)  The Second Coming (Steve Jobs)  Inside Steve's Brain (Leander Kahney)  Losing my Virginity (Richard Branson)  Screw it Let's do it (Richard Branson)  Business Stripped Bare (Richard Branson)  Screw Business as Usual (Richard Branson)
  18. 18.  Joel on Software (Joel Spolsky)  Dreaming in Code (Scott Rosenberg)  Hackers and Painters (Paul Graham)
  19. 19.  Dethroning the King (Julie MacIntosh)  All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough (A. L.Williams)  What Customers Want (Anthony W. Ulwick)  Running Lean (Ash Maurya)  The Creation of Wealth (RM Lala)  Crush It (Gary Vaynerchuk)  Getting Real (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)  Making Ideas Happen (Scott Belsky)  New Rules for the New Economy (Kevin Kelly)  A Stake in the Outcome (Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham)
  20. 20.  Brandsimple: How the Best Brands Keep it Simple and Succeed, by Allen P. Adams  Good to Great:Why Some Companies…, by Jim Collins  The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell  The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene  The Culting of Brands:TurnYour Customers into Believers, by Douglas Atkin  The Dip: A Little Book That TeachesYou When to Quit, by Seth Godin  The Effective Executive:The Definitive Guide to Getting…, by Peter F. Drucker  The E Myth Manager:Why Most Managers Don’t Work…, by Michael E. Gerber  The Innovators Dilemma:The Revolutionary Book…, by Clayton M. Christensen  Winning With People: Discover the People Principles…, by John C. Maxwell
  21. 21.  All Marketers are Liars:The Power of Telling Authentic Stories…, by Seth Godin  Gimme! The Human Nature of Successful Marketing, by John Hallward  Made to Stick:Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath  Marketing Outrageously: How to IncreaseYour Revenue…, by Jon Spoelstra  Ogilvy on Advertising, by David Ogilvy  The Little Blue Book of Advertising: 52 Small Ideas…, by Steve Lance and Jeff Woll  The Publicity Handbook:The Inside Scoop…, by David R.Yale and Andrew Carothers  The Sales Bible:The Ultimate Sales Resource, by Jeffrey H. Gitomer
  22. 22.  Freakanomics: A Rogue Economist…, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner  Outliers:The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell  Small is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants…, by Seth Godin  The Long Tail:Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, by Chris Anderson  The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s…, by Richard Florida  The Tipping Point: How the Little Things Can Make…, by Malcolm Gladwell  Why We Buy:The Science of Shopping, by Paco Underhill  Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration…, by Don Tapscott and Anthony D.Williams
  23. 23.  How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success…, by Leil Lowndes  How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie  Getting toYes: Negotiating…, Roger Fisher,William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton  Yes! 50 Scientifically…, by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini  You Inc.:The Art of SellingYourself, by Harry Beckwith and Christine C. Beckwith
  24. 24.  Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas of the Computer Age by Paul Graham http://amzn.com/1449389554  Predictably Irrational:The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions by Dan Ariely http://amzn.com/0061353248  Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson http://amzn.com/0307463745  The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen http://bit.ly/ZqKIAt  The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen http://amzn.com/1578518520  Warfighting by the US Marine Corp http://amzn.com/0385478348  Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff http://amzn.com/0060758708  Googled:The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta http://amzn.com/0143118048  The Curse of the Mogul:What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by Jonathan Knee http://amzn.com/B003B3NW12  Planet Google by Randall Stross http://amzn.com/1416546960
  25. 25.  Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller http://amzn.com/B002ZNJWHW  Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki http://amzn.com/1591840562  The Search by John Battelle http://amzn.com/B000QRIHXE  The Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs,The Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the World by Michael Moritz http://amzn.com/0688039731  The Monk & The Riddle by Randy Komisar http://amzn.com/1578516447  The New New Thing by Michael Lewis http://amzn.com/0140296468  Word of Mouth Marketing by Andy Sernovitz http://amzn.com/1427798613  Four Steps to Epiphany by Steven Blank http://amzn.com/0976470705  Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson http://amzn.com/0618785914  Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston http://amzn.com/1430210788
  26. 26.  Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug http://amzn.com/0321344758  Theory of Fun by Raph Koster by Jesse Schell http://amzn.com/1932111972  The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell http://amzn.com/0123694965  Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson http://amzn.com/0812932293  Team of Rivals:The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin http://amzn.com/0743270754  Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman http://amzn.com/1591391849  The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman http://amzn.com/0312425074  Hot, Flat, and Crowded:Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman http://amzn.com/B002BWQ504  Blink:The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell http://amzn.com/0316010669  The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell http://amzn.com/0316346624
  27. 27.  Outliers:The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell http://amzn.com/0316017922  Built to Last by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0060566108  Good to Great by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0066620996  Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0977326403  How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0977326411  How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein http://amzn.com/0195334760  Weird Ideas that Work by Bob Sutton http://amzn.com/0743227883  Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition) by Robert Cialdini http://amzn.com/0205609996  Influence:The Psychology of Persuasion by Roberto Cialdini http://amzn.com/006124189X  Smartest Guys in the Room:The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind http://amzn.com/1591840538
  28. 28.  Made to Stick:Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath http://amzn.com/1400064287  Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson http://amzn.com/1400081882  Art of War by Sun Tzu http://amzn.com/1936041383  Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.com/0060517123  Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.com/0060745819  High Technology Marketing by William Davidow http://amzn.com/002907990X  The Breakthrough Imperative by Schaubert Gottfredson http://amzn.com/B001IDZJ4U  Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne http://amzn.com/1591396190  48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0140280197  Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter http://amzn.com/0684841487
  29. 29.  The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0142001198  33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0143112783  Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay http://amzn.com/051788433X  Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen: Designs by Carr Reynolds http://amzn.com/0321668790  Term Sheet & Valuations by Alex Wilmerding http://amzn.com/1587620685  Agile Estimating & Planning by Mike Cohn http://amzn.com/0131479415  Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik http://amzn.com/0887309895  Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Speed of Trust, & Divide or Conquer by Patrick Lencioni http://amzn.com/0787960756  Customer Centric Selling by Michael Bosworth, John Holland http://amzn.com/0071637087  The Ultimate Question & Answering the Ultimate Question by Richard Owens and Laura Brooks http://amzn.com/0470260696
  30. 30.  Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler http://amzn.com/0470521163  The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker http://amzn.com/0071392319  Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise by Andy Nullman http://amzn.com/0470405503  Start-Up Nation:The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer http://amzn.com/044654146X  The Accidental Billionaires:The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich http://amzn.com/0307740986  The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman http://amzn.com/0465067107  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill http://amzn.com/0449214923  High Tech Ventures by Gordon Bell http://amzn.com/0201563215  Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang http://amzn.com/1591843251  Delivering Profitable Value: A Revolutionary Framework to Accelerate Growth, Generate Wealth, and Rediscover the Heart of Business by Michael J. Lanning http://amzn.com/0738201626
  31. 31.  The Stand by Stephen King http://amzn.com/0451169530  The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn http://amzn.com/0226458083  Silicon Boys: And Their Valley of Dreams by David A. Kaplan http://amzn.com/0613913450  Essentials of Entrepreneurship:What it Takes to Create Successful Enterprises by TiE:The Indus Entrepreneurs and TiE http://amzn.com/0471444537  Small Business Start-Up Kit for California by Peri H. Pakroo http://amzn.com/1413311008  Change by Design by Tim Brown http://amzn.com/0061766089  The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick http://amzn.com/1439102120  The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt http://amzn.com/0307409503  High Stakes No Prisoners by Charles Ferguson http://amzn.com/1587990652  Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder andYves Pigneur http://amzn.com/0470876417
  32. 32.  Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi http://amzn.com/0385512058  Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky http://amzn.com/159184312X  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie http://amzn.com/0671723650  E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber http://amzn.com/0887307280  The 80 Minute MBA by Richard Reeves (for non business/non management background people) http://amzn.com/0755318900  The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K.Prahalad http://amzn.com/0131467506  Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by DeMarco and Lister http://amzn.com/0932633439  Naked in the Boardroom by Robin Wolaner http://www.amzn.com/0743282841  Practically Radical by William C.Taylor http://www.amzn.com/0061734616  What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig http://amzn.com/0061735191
  33. 33.  Get Noticed by Marcus Taylor & Rob Lawrence http://www.wegetnoticed.com  Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish  http://www.gazelles.com/business...  Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross http://www.amazon.com/Predictabl...  The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al and Laura Ries http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutab...  The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman http://www.amazon.com/The-Founde...  Business the ultimate resource - by various authors http://www.amazon.com/Business-Ultimate- Resource-Jonathan-Law/dp/140812811X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373150559&sr=8- 1&keywords=business+the+ultimate+resource  QFINANCE 2ND EDITION:The Ultimate Resource:Various Authors: 9781849300056: Amazon.com: Books  Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead:The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange Trip: Barry Barnes, John Perry Barlow: Amazon.com: Books  Culture & Empire - Digital Revolution by Pieter Hintjens(the essence of communities)

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