MVP Books

I am an avid reader and firmly believes that reading is one habit that is must . Below are the list of books I have read over time and suggest every budding entrepreneur to read. Arranged in the order of importance of reading

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This is one of the most insightful book about how hard entrepreneurship is. At a same time it tell you what a CEO goes through while managing startup , teams and trade markets.


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Peter Theil tell you about importance of team, staying lean and most importantly next Mark Zuckerberg will not be building the Social Network.


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One of those books which has prepared me for my second entrepreneurial journey. Stratup life is very tough. You will fall sick/face serious health issues , you will get cheated by your co-founder, you will get frustrated because of slow execution, because of so many other reasons which you don’t even know. Reading this book prepares you for life. And you need to prepare for it in much better way if you are starting or thinking of starting a business.

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A wonderful book about importance of customer service and remaining lean.Its about how Southwest Airlines remained most successful player in US aviation industry. It teaches you that money is not the only motivator to create a successful business.It teaches you how to motivate employees , how to recruit and lots of things.

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This book give you story about Roonie Screwvala. Its about how Ronnie away from all limelight has disrupted Indian television  and then Indian bollywood movies landscape.And how he has created most successful business and sold to Disney.


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Stories of most successful technology company funder, it gives insights on what doesn’t work and what does work.A must read for technology entrepreneurs.


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An amazing and very engaging read on how founder of Twiter along with other co-founder has created a successful company. How to create opportunities fro yourself and importance of constraints for creativity.


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A book more on conceptual side of building startup and scaling it. It tells you what are the different stages in entrepreneurship and what strategies you can adopt in those stages.


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Steve blank is a well known blogger on entrepreneurship. This book sets out a process to create a startup. Process mentioned by Steve to build a technology business will give you insights on how to atleast start executing the idea and how to proceed in building a successful and sustainable business.

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One of those first books which I have read on entrepreneurship. It teaches you importance of learning different functions of business before starting one.

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Again on of the most engaging reads. It give details about how Steve became what he is being admired for. A must read because you will know the importance of creating brand, how to create a go to market strategy, how to execute and get execution done.

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This book tell you about Elon and how Elon became most famous and talked about entrepreneur after Steve Jobs. This book doesn’t give you any tips or tricks. But teaches you the importance of urgency in execution.

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Stories of successful Indian entrepreneurs.

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How you can generate the business model.Will help you understand what is value proposition, what are the parameters of the cost and what are the parameters contributes towards revenue .

 

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Guy Kawasaki tells you art of starting a business and importance of positioning and branding.

 


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It is actually bible of entrepreneurship. Give you details about how to move your product adoption from Innovators to Early Adopters to Early Majority to Late Majority.


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Tony Hsieh tells you importance of culture of organization. It tells you importance of customer service, and employee career development, recognition and training.


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Guys at Basecamp has done a fantastic job by creating a production which is adopted by many. In series of short writeups/stories, they tell you importance of process, why its important to take decisions quickly, how to hire and importance of culture.


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Report teachs you importance of how to save taxes, live simple and dont fall into the trap of living live king size, where and how to invest and how to avoid government taxes 🙂


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Clayton M. Christensen famous author of “The innovator’s dilemma” tells us importance of how to make decisions in your professional career. He helps you to identify what truly motivates you, importance of integrity and family.


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It tells you importance of mindfulness and how it can be achieved.