Top Startup Books.

Collection of Must-Read Books for Startup Founders.

Idea Man - A Memoir by the Cofounder of Microsoft
Idea Man by Paul Allen
Hackers And Painters - Big Ideas from the Computer Age
Hackers And Painters by Paul Graham
The Art of the Start - The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
Code - And Other Laws of Cyberspace
Code by Lawrence Lessig
Anything You Want -
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
Here Comes Everybody - The Power of Organizing Without Organizations
Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
Where Good Ideas Come From - The Natural History of Innovation
Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Good to Great - Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't
Good to Great by Jim Collins
Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Future Minds - How the Digital Age is Changing Our Minds, Why This Matters and What We Can Do About It
Future Minds by Richard Watson
Zero to One - Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
Code Complete - A Practical Handbook of Software Construction, Second Edition
Code Complete by Steve McConnell
Founders at Work - Stories of Startups' Early Days
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
The Future of Ideas - The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig
Free Culture - The Nature and Future of Creativity
Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig
The Lean Startup - How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Work Rules! - Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock
Do More Faster - TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup
Do More Faster by Brad Feld, David Cohen
Coders at Work - Reflections on the Craft of Programming
Coders at Work by Peter Seibel
The 48 Laws of Power -
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Dreaming in Code - Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Dreaming in Code by Scott Rosenberg
Growing a Business -
Growing a Business by Paul Hawken
Crush It! - Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Just for Fun - The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
Just for Fun by Linus Torvalds, David Diamond
The Facebook Effect - The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick
Hooked - How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Hooked by Nir Eyal
Getting Real - The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application
Getting Real by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Matthew Linderman
How Google Works -
How Google Works by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
Thinking, Fast and Slow -
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Hot Seat - The Startup CEO Guidebook
Hot Seat by Dan Shapiro
The Startup Playbook - Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs
The Startup Playbook by David Kidder
Mindset - The New Psychology of Success
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It
The Future of the Internet by Jonathan Zittrain
The Thank You Economy -
The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
Made to Stick - Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick by Chip Heath, Dan Heath
The Master Switch - The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
The Master Switch by Tim Wu
The 4-Hour Workweek - Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Running Lean - Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works
Running Lean by Ash Maurya
The Steve Jobs Way - iLeadership for a New Generation
The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
The $100 Startup - Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
The PayPal Wars - Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth
The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson
Who Controls the Internet? - Illusions of a Borderless World
Who Controls the Internet? by Jack Goldsmith, Tim Wu
Scaling Up - How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
The Method Method - Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down
The Method Method by Eric Ryan, Adam Lowry, Lucas Conley
Inspired - How To Create Products Customers Love
Inspired by Marty Cagan
Traction - A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg, Justin Mares
My Start-Up Life - What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey Through Silicon Valley
My Start-Up Life by Ben Casnocha
In The Plex - How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
In The Plex by Steven Levy
The Paradox of Choice - Why More Is Less
The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
Restart - Lessons from one startup for another
Restart by Mayank Jain
The Design of Everyday Things -
The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
Creativity, Inc. - Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
Lincoln On Leadership - Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Lincoln On Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
Steal Like an Artist - 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
The Founder's Dilemmas - Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
The Non-Designer's Design Book - Design and typographic principles for the visual novice
The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams
Subject To Change - Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World
Subject To Change by Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens, Brandon Schauer, David Verba
Predictably Irrational - The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Behind the Cloud - The Untold Story of How Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff, Carlye Adler
Burning Entrepreneur - How to Launch, Fund, and Set Your Start-Up On Fire!
Burning Entrepreneur by Brad Feld
Googled - The End of the World As We Know It
Googled by Ken Auletta
Concept of the Corporation -
Concept of the Corporation by Peter Drucker
The Business Side of Creativity - The Complete Guide for Running a Graphic Design or Communications Business
The Business Side of Creativity by Cameron S. Foote
Dealing with Darwin - How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution
Dealing with Darwin by Geoffrey Moore
Business Model Generation - A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
Free Software, Free Society - Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
Free Software, Free Society by Joshua Gay, Richard M. Stallman
Venture Deals - Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Venture Deals by Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
The Innovator's Dilemma - The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business
The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
By Invitation Only - How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop
By Invitation Only by Alexis Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson
Web Analytics 2.0 - The Art of Online Accountability and Science of Customer Centricity
Web Analytics 2.0 by Avinash Kaushik
Contagious - Why Things Catch On
Contagious by Jonah Berger
The Four Steps to the Epiphany - Successful Strategies for Products that Win
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steven Gary Blank
Rework -
Rework by Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
FULL-SCALE - How to Grow Any Startup Without a Plan or a Clue
FULL-SCALE by Anthony W. Richardson
Uncommon Stock - Version 1.0 (The Uncommon Series)
Uncommon Stock by Eliot Peper
The Checklist Manifesto - How to Get Things Right
The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
The Theory of Economic Development - An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle (Social Science Classics)
The Theory of Economic Development by Joseph A. Schumpeter
Courage - The Backbone of Leadership
Courage by Gus Lee, Diane Elliott-Lee
The Score Takes Care of Itself - My Philosophy of Leadership
The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh
Lean UX - Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
Lean UX by Jeff Gothelf
Blue Ocean Strategy - How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
The Shallows - What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
The Other Side of Innovation - Solving the Execution Challenge (Harvard Business Review)
The Other Side of Innovation by Vijay Govindarajan, Chris Trimble
Nail It then Scale It - The Entrepreneur's Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation
Nail It then Scale It by Nathan R. Furr, Paul Ahlstrom
Value Proposition Design - How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer)
Value Proposition Design by Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development - A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development by Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits
The Startup Owner's Manual - The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
The Startup Owner's Manual by Steve Blank, Bob Dorf
The Net Delusion - The Dark Side of Internet Freedom
The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov
UX for Lean Startups - Faster, Smarter User Experience Research and Design
UX for Lean Startups by Laura Klein
Viral Loop - From Facebook to Twitter, How Today's Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves
Viral Loop by Adam L. Penenberg
Rockstar Business -
Rockstar Business by Adii Rockstar
Rebel Code - Linux And The Open Source Revolution
Rebel Code by Glyn Moody
Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Landing Page Optimization - The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions
Landing Page Optimization by Tim Ash, Maura Ginty, Rich Page
Inside the Tornado - Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth Markets (Collins Business Essentials)
Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey A. Moore
The Monk and the Riddle - The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living
The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar
The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Strategies for Continuously Creating Opportunity in an Age of Uncertainty
The Entrepreneurial Mindset by Rita Gunther McGrath, Ian MacMillan
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation -
Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation by Andrew Metrick, Ayako Yasuda
Exponential Organizations - Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)
Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone, Yuri van Geest
Crossing the Chasm - Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition - Essays On Software Engineering (2nd Edition)
The Mythical Man-Month, Anniversary Edition by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Fascinate - Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation
Fascinate by Sally Hogshead
The Innovator's Solution - Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth
The Innovator's Solution by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
The Deviant's Advantage - How Fringe Ideas Create Mass Markets
The Deviant's Advantage by Ryan Mathews, Watts Wacker
The Googlization of Everything - (And Why We Should Worry)
The Googlization of Everything by Siva Vaidhyanathan
Biodesign - The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies
Biodesign by Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower, Paul Yock, Todd J. Brinton, Uday N. Kumar, Lyn Denend, Thomas M. Krummel