Nitya Narasimhan

Flutter GDE

Books that explore our mind, motivation, behavior & passion

Nitya Narasimhan recommends:

  1. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870
  2. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others: Daniel H. Pink: 9781594631900
  3. The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters: Priya Parker: 9781594634925

Nitya Narasimhan

Flutter GDE

Must-read books about gamification

Nitya Narasimhan recommends:

  1. Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success: Aaron Dignan: 9781451611069
  2. The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition: Jesse Schell: 8601419378326
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870

Mark Connolly

UX GDE, Partner @Zeitspace

15 best design books to learn UX

Mark Connolly recommends:

  1. User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product: Jeff Patton, Peter Economy: 9781491904909
  2. Lean UX: Designing Great Products with Agile Teams (9781491953600): Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden: Books
  3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us: Daniel H. Pink: 8601420442870

Borrys Hasian


Books to inspire your creativity

Borrys Hasian recommends:

  1. Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques (2nd Edition): Michael Michalko: 8601200635683
  2. Designing Interactions (The MIT Press): 9780262134743: Reference Books @
  3. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All: Tom Kelley, David Kelley: 9780385349369

Ryan Shook

Author of New York Times Bestseller, Firsthand

Recommended reads for anyone pursuing a creative career

Ryan Shook recommends:

  1. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?: Seth Godin: 0884828327729
  2. The Book In A Box Method: The Groundbreaking New Way to Write and Publish Your Book: Tucker Max, Zach Obront: 9781619613461
  3. Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way: Steven Pressfield, Seth Godin: 9781936891375

Robleh Jama

Founder - Tiny Hearts (acquired by Shopify).

How to build better products and reach your customers

Robleh Jama recommends:

  1. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products: Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover: 9781591847786
  2. We Are All Weird: The Rise of Tribes and the End of Normal: Seth Godin: 9781591848240
  3. Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love (9781625274793): Jon Kolko: Books

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

5 business books that will change your life

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick): Seth Godin: 8601400964804
  2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832
  3. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (9780307887894): Eric Ries: Books

Eric Siu

CEO - Single Grain

Essential sales books for beginners

Eric Siu recommends:

  1. The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from $0 to $100 Million: Mark Roberge: 9781119047070
  2. From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue: Aaron Ross, Jason Lemkin: 9781119166719
  3. The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies: Chet Holmes, Jay Conrad Levinson, Michael Gerber: 8601400965528

Ben Lang

Serial Hunter. Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2016.

Fascinating story of a nation, creative entrepreneur & retailer

Ben Lang recommends:

  1. Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson: 9781451648539
  2. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal (9781591847083): Nick Bilton: Books
  3. Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle: Dan Senor, Saul Singer: 8580001065236

Ben Lang

Serial Hunter. Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2016.

3 must read books for young entrepreneurs

Ben Lang recommends:

  1. Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need: Harvey Mackay: 8601400554951
  2. Never Get a "Real" Job: How to Dump Your Boss, Build a Business and Not Go Broke: Scott Gerber: 9780470643860
  3. Smarter, Faster, Cheaper: Non-Boring, Fluff-Free Strategies for Marketing and Promoting Your Business: David Siteman Garland: 9780470647929

Andrew Ng

Founder & CEO - Landing AI

Books about mindset, motivation and success

Andrew Ng recommends:

  1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: Carol S. Dweck: 9781400062751
  2. So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love: Cal Newport: 8601420220263
  3. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (9780307956392): Chip Heath, Dan Heath: Books

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré

B2B SaaS Consultant, Top Product Hunter

Inspirational Books for Hands-on Startup founders

Nichole Elizabeth DeMeré recommends:

  1. Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer): Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith, Trish Papadakos: 8601410712150
  2. Dear Client: This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People: Bonnie Siegler: 9781579658335
  3. Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World (9780735213326): Rand Fishkin: Books

Ryan Hoover

Founder - Product Hunt

Books that can help introverts and inspire conversation

Ryan Hoover recommends:

  1. Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count: Karen Wickre: 9781501199271
  2. Wall and Piece: Banksy: 8601404344732
  3. The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All: Know Your Booze Before You Choose: Richard Betts, Crystal English Sacca, Wendy MacNaughton: 9780544520608

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