The 20 Best Business Books of 2020

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Startup Reads: 11 Books Every Early-Stage Entrepreneur Should Read

TechStars

In a past article, Five Pillars of Success: Curated Content for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs , I mentioned that last year I read 12 books. With all this reading, I’ve come across some great books. Every company should make this book mandatory reading. Go read the books.

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Book Review: Creating Startup Junkies

Ecosystem Builder Hub

As the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building has started to grow over the last decade a few books dedicated exclusively to the topic have become valuable sources of information for ecosystem builders.

My Go-To Book Recommendation For Current And Future Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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10 Books on Persuasion and Negotiation

Entrepreneurs' Organization

From EO Melbourne , we share 10 books to help you improve your ability to close—in both your business and personal life. It may be a tough hole to escape, but this book will provide you with tools to approach such circumstances and achieve appropriate results. Dale Carnegie’s classic self-help book was first published in 1936 and has become a source of inspiration to readers who want to learn how to win people. His book enables readers to learn their Negotiation I.Q.

Hopper raises $170M and partners with Capital One on a new cardholder travel booking portal

TechCrunch

That characterization mostly comes from Hopper’s ability to offer customers financial flexibility around their travel bookings. We allow you to come in and hold the price of a booking for between two hours and 14 days.

Medium acquires social book reading app Glose

TechCrunch

Glose has been building iOS, Android and web apps that let you buy, download and read books on your devices. Sure, there are social platforms that let you talk about books, such as Goodreads. Teachers can hand out assignments and you can read a book as a group.

4 Lesser-Known Books All Disorganized Entrepreneurs Should Read (And Why)

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Offering uncommon insight, these books can help you grow faster and bigger. books startup motivation business entrepreneurshipContinue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ».

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. This time he has written a book that is far more important than most management books you will read. Why do I think this is a “must own” book? The single best book ever written on this topic is Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It is also one of the books that most influenced me early in my adult life. Heck you can buy both books together for $20.

Cassandra Bailey Launches Children’s Book Series Talking About Mom’s Job

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Additionally, Bailey is the author of a new series of children’s books about women just like her. The “My Mom Is…” book series offers moms from all industries a child-friendly way to discuss why they work, what they love about your jobs, and why it matters.

New Book From Techstars’ General Manager, Claudia Reuter, Encourages Women to “Lean In” By Starting-Up

TechStars

Hoboken, NJ (January 16, 2020) – In the upcoming new book Yes, You Can Do This! I wrote this book because I believe that if we can support more women who pursue entrepreneurship, we can change those stats more quickly, and level the playing field for others in the process.”.

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Vietnam-based healthcare booking app Docosan gets $1M seed funding led by AppWorks

TechCrunch

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Docosan helps patients avoid long waits by letting them search and book doctors through its app. Lopez said advance doctor bookings aren’t the norm in Vietnam.

Why Startups Fail: A Harvard Business School Professor’s Letter to a First-Time Founder

StartupNation

The following is excerpted from the book “Why Startups Fail” by Tom Eisenmann. If you read books and blogs that offer encouragement to first-time founders like you, you’ll see six points emphasized repeatedly: Related: How to Overcome the Self-Sabotage of Self-Doubt.

Seth Godin Talks Creativity and How to Find Your Passion

StartupNation

In his newest book, “The Practice: Shipping Creative Work,” author and entrepreneur Seth Godin provides the roadmap for all creative people seeking to implement change in the world through their work. The Practice” is a little book packed with lots of wisdom.

Launching 3 Startups Taught Me More Than Any Business Book Could

Entrepreneur's Handbook

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Ready to Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur? It’s Time to Shift Your Mindset

StartupNation

If any of these statements ring true, then this is the book for you and NOW is the time to take action as there will be many new business opportunities for female entrepreneurs resulting from morphing industries in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Three New Books To Check Out – Doubt, Success and Mindset

Smart Hustle Magazine

Three books I’ve recently read helped to realign my mindset towards success. Marc’s book is all about removing the labels that others have given you or that you have given yourself and giving YOU the freedom to write your own story. General book review

Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

StartupNation

17, 2020 wherever books are sold and can be purchased via StartupNation.com. The following is adapted from “Mr. Monkey and Me: A Real Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs” by Mike Smerklo. Copyright 2020 Lioncrest Publishing.

How to Overcome the Self-Sabotage of Self-Doubt

StartupNation

Reprinted with permission from Murdoch Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Even as I acknowledge my worries that this book won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, I also know our story has already provided varying degrees of inspiration and guidance to people.

A Common and Critical Mistake When Forecasting Next Year's Bookings

Tomasz Tunguz

The key number is the new bookings which implies the growth rate for next year. For sales driven companies, the new bookings number falls out of the number of account executives staffed on the team multiplied by their quota multiplied by the expected quota attainment (typically 60-75%). Now let’s change the individual attainment around, while keeping the company’s bookings performance last year the same.

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Branding Yourself: A Guide for Extraordinary Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

Books Grow Your Business Maximize Your Marketing Trending book excerpt books books for entrepreneurs branding and marketing niche personal branding target customer

Hint Founder Kara Goldin Says When it Comes to Entrepreneurship, Just Get Started

StartupNation

Related: 15 Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read During the Pandemic. “Undaunted” is available now wherever books are sold and can be purchased via StartupNation.com.

My 10 Favorite Books of 2018

Tomasz Tunguz

These are my ten favorite books from 2018. The (Mis)Behavior of Markets - Written by Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who pioneered fractals, this book and theory inspired Naseem Taleb. It’s a powerful book on the uncertain nature of financial turbulence. When a founder told me about this book, I read it right away. American Pastoral is one of Roth’s finest books, and a Pulitzer winner. This short book is laugh out loud funny.

Startups book an expo booth at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to double down on connection and exposure

TechCrunch

When it comes to fast-moving technology, mobility zooms ahead of the pack — both literally and figuratively. Early-stage startup founders and investors need to keep their fingers on the sector’s very rapid pulse and the best place to do that is, you guessed it, TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9.

Starling Bank founder Anne Boden says new book ‘isn’t a memoir’

TechCrunch

Fewer than 300 pages, the book parachutes the reader immediately into a cab journey in Ireland that Boden is taking post-financial crisis, when bankers weren’t exactly close to the public’s heart. So I suppose I always knew that I would write a book.

Book Plugs: Midwest Futures and More

EntreWorks Consulting

I can highly recommend this interesting and idiosyncratic book. Let me also add another early plug for new E-book from the folks at VOX EU and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research: Mitigating the COVID 19 Economic Crisis: Act Fast and Do Whatever It Takes. This book offers a very early but useful assessment on what will be needed to recover from our current economic mess. Book Plugs: Midwest Futures and More.

Starting a Family Business? Avoid These 5 Mistakes in Your Continuity Plan

StartupNation

Books Grow Your Business Plan Your Business Plan Your Life Run Your Business Better Start a Business Strategic Partnerships Trending book excerpt books books for entrepreneurs business and life planning Family Business run your business better strategic partnerships

Carl Reader's New Book, Boss It. Recipe to Start, Plan and Grow Your New Business

Smart Hustle Magazine

Carl Reader's New Book " Boss It ", is the recipe for success for business owners who want to control their time, income and life - as the subtitle reads. Part three of Carl's book helps you scale your company. Check out his book for you and a friend.

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The Most Important Book You'll Read All Year

Tomasz Tunguz

I’ve just read Why We Sleep , a book by Professor Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Berkeley. Despite the fact that’s we’ve not yet finished May, I’m convinced Why We Sleep is the most important book I’ll have read this year. As I read this book, I asked myself: Would I make a $1M investment in the stock market after a few glasses of wine? Imagine you came across this ad.

This is the Secret to Building a Successful Startup Team

StartupNation

We think a great place to start is our new book, “ The Entrepreneur’s Faces: How Makers, Visionaries and Outsiders Succeed. ” She takes care of the website, the e-book, A/B testing apps and social media approaches to getting our content out there.

The Startup Community Way

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

My friend Brad Feld has updated his excellent book on startup ecosystems called Startup Communities. The updated and expanded book is called The Startup Community Way and it is available for pre-order on Amazon. The book comes out tomorrow so you won’t have to wait long for it. The timing of this book is excellent. BooksThe pandemic has shown that you don’t have to live and work in any particular place to be productive and innovative.

Can AI help you binge books? BingeBooks is a new service to do … exactly that

TechCrunch

The pandemic has been terrible for many industries, but the book industry has gotten a rare reprieve in an otherwise dismal past decade. That surge in interest in books has also led to a surge in interest from founders to rethink aspects of the reading experience. No boring book clubs.

Secrets Of Sand Hill Road

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

One of the many great things about vacations is reading books. Vacation is the one time that I can really prioritize reading books (as opposed to everything else I read). I just finished Scott Kupor ‘s Secrets Of Sand Hill Road , a book for entrepreneurs about rasing capital from venture firms. That last part is important, this book is written for entrepreneurs, not VCs. It’s very much a “how to” book, more practical than theoretical.

Innovation Stacks and Crazy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs' Organization

In his book The Innovation Stack , he recounts how he and his cofounder, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, approached the problem of credit cards with a new perspective. In your book, The Innovation Stack , you talk about the difference between and entrepreneur and a business person.

A Smarter and Faster Path to Entrepreneurial Success: Achieve More From Less

StartupNation

There are thousands of speakers, books and websites all designed to help you grow your business. Books Grow Your Business book excerpt books books for entrepreneurs grow your business how to profit revenueThe following is excerpted from “ Entrepreneur to Millionaire: How to Build a Highly Profitable, Fast-Growth Company and Become Embarrassingly Rich Doing It ” by Kent Billingsley (McGraw-Hill Education, Feb. 2, 2021). .

Hiring for Bookings Capacity in Sales

Tomasz Tunguz

How much revenue do you want to book for your SaaS startup next quarter? The bookings capacity of the business is the amount of business a sales team should book in a certain period. Bookings capacity is calculated as: Bookings_capacity = ? In other words, a startup’s booking capacity is equal to the ramp progress of an account executive multiplied by the AE’s quota, multiplied by the expected quota attainment, summed across all AEs.

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How EO taught me I’m a no-good dirty liar (even though I wrote the book on honesty)

Entrepreneurs' Organization

See, I never meant to write this particular book, Honest to Greatness , about how today’s greatest leaders use strategic, brutal honesty to achieve success in their lives and businesses. I actually meant to write a marketing book because my biggest company, GEM, is a marketing agency.