What are the books you recommend startup founders read?


Greatly appreciate a little Cliffs Notes, why that book that you love?

Richard Leon Answered question December 6, 2022

My $.025

  1. Start with Why – Simon Sinek
  2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Peter Drucker
  3. Zero to One – Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  4. Venture Deals – Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
  5. Mindset – Carol Dweck
  6. Traction – Gino Wickman
  7. Rocket Fuel – Wickman with Mark C. Winters

And I put together some thoughts for perspective, on my LinkedIn newsletter, Startup Studio

Paul O'Brien Posted new comment April 5, 2022

I had your first three. But having difficulty getting the introduction the VC say I must h ave to get in front of them or for them.

Welcome to the community Joe.
Need for an intro is a myth. I write a lot about connecting with VCs over on my personal site, here’s one place to start that might help: https://seobrien.com/secret-to-funding-customers-needed-before-contacting-vcs

And a more recent methodology we teach in our incubators, the flywheel: https://mediatech.ventures/raising-capital-the-process-is-a-flywheel/

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