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

Hiten Shah

Co-founder - FYI, Product Habits, Crazy Egg

Building the product that your customers love

Hiten Shah recommends:

  1. Lean Customer Development: Building Products Your Customers Will Buy: Cindy Alvarez: 9781492023746
  2. The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership: Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh: 8601400965511
  3. The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast!: Josh Kaufman: 9781591846949

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

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.

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

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

Hiten Shah

Co-founder - FYI, Product Habits, Crazy Egg

Books that will help you think how to scale your business

Hiten Shah recommends:

  1. Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist (9781118443613): Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson, Dick Costolo: Books
  2. Startup Boards: Getting the Most Out of Your Board of Directors: Brad Feld, Mahendra Ramsinghani: 9781118443668
  3. The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing: A guide to growing more profitably (9781138737518): Thomas T. Nagle, Georg Müller: Books

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

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

Bram Kanstein

Co-founder - Venture Minds

3 must read books for creating success in life & business

Bram Kanstein recommends:

  1. How To Win Friends and Influence People: Dale Carnegie: 9781439167342
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change: Stephen R. Covey: 9781476740058
  3. Think and Grow Rich: Napoleon Hill: 9780785833529

Jack Smith

Co-founder - Vungle, Shyp

Books that helped me realize the traits of successful people

Jack Smith recommends:

  1. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (99U): 99U, Jocelyn K. Glei: 8601200603859
  2. Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking: Shane Snow: 9780062560759
  3. Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success: Adam Grant: 9780315782143

Eric Willis

Author of The Product Hunt Effect.

Books that influenced my approach to building products

Eric Willis recommends:

  1. Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant: W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne: 0884791291577
  2. The Daily Drucker: 366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done: Peter F. Drucker: 0000060742445
  3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers: Ben Horowitz: 8601404235832

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

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