Video and book recommendations for startups

Microsoft Loves Startups

I recently discovered that a co-worker, Mandeep, and I shared a number of the same interests. Namely, that we both enjoy the culture around startups and books. I wrote another post not too long ago about some startup resources, which may be interest to you as well.

He sent me an e-mail, which I thought would be beneficial to many of the startups I’m working with. Below, you can find some fantastic book recommendations and courses for getting your startup off the ground.

How to Start a Startup: The Stanford course initiated by YCombinator.

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Course: What’s your Big Idea: Course on Coursera from UNC chapel Hill.



YouTube Channel: This week in Startups: I really like and constantly follow this one.



Book: The Startup of you: by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha; they have a website as well.

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Book: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: by Peter F Drucker



Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t: by Jim Collins



Book: Outliers: The Story of Success: by Malcolm Gladwell



Book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel Pink


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