Top 15 Or So Books For Web Mobile Technology Entrepreneurs

Top 15 Or So Books For Web Mobile Technology Entrepreneurs

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.

1. Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

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

3. The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble

4. Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Technology Products to Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore

5. Books by Seth Godin – not one or two – the more, the better :-)

6. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

7. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

8. Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya

9. Getting Real and Rework by 37 Signals

10. The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development by Donald G. Reinertsen

11. Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup by Brad Feld and David Cohen

12. Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition by Guy Kawasaki

13. Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker

14. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen

15. Game-Changing Strategies: How to Create New Market Space in Established Industries by Breaking the Rules by Constantinos Markides

16. Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim