What follows is a highly subjective selection of books I would recommend to those who intend to embark on a web / mobile product development project or who mean to set up and grow a software-based business venture. Frankly speaking, and knowing the realities of entrepreneurship – the scarcity of time entrepreneurs need to struggle with in particular – you might be much better off reading the books while still in school, college or university. Still, it’s better late than never.
If you only have time for just one or two books, start with S.G. Blank’s “The Startup Owner’s Manual”, and augment it with key passages from Osterwalder’s “Business Model Generation”. Both books offer a good place from where to start exploring tech entrepreneurship thought leaders’ ideas, concepts and contributions.
2. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf / The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win by Steve Blank
10. The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen
15. Game-Changing Strategies: How to Create New Market Space in Established Industries by Breaking the Rules by Constantinos Markides