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From startup to scaleup | 5 books you ought to read


Jack Smith recommends these 5 books:

The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you: Rob Fitzpatrick: 9781492180746

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High Growth Handbook: Elad Gil: 9781732265103

  • Rated 4.5 by 49 users
  • wow. this book is no-doubt going to amazing for startup founders (Posted on Twitter)

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832

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The Burned-Out Blogger's Guide to PR: Jason Kincaid: 9780692302286

  • Rated 4.7 by 31 users
  • the book is a must read! Very short. I’ve gifted to many Founders. (Posted on Twitter)

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  • I finally got around to writing up some notes on @jasonkincaid's great book for startup founders RE how to do PR. (Posted on Twitter)

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Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days: Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz: 9781501121746

  • Rated 4.7 by 300 users
  • This book from the Google Ventures Design team (@jakek, @kowitz, @jazer & co) will be a must-buy for many startups (Posted on Twitter)

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Jack Smith says,

Co-founder - Vungle, Shyp

The Mom Test is my most recommended book for coming up with startup ideas. You need to talk to your potential users first, before you start building the product. This book shows you how conversations can go wrong and how to do it better. Once you have identified the problem, you need to build the product your customers love. Sprint is a must-buy book for any startup that wants to build better products faster. As a startup founder, you will have to pitch to journalists/reporters. Jason Kincaid's book is a must-read for startup founders about how to do PR.

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