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Essential Compilation of Startup Advice

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Advice Compiled from 50+ Best Books on Entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneuring - 16 books
Selling - 9 books
Pricing and Profiting - 3 books
Branding and Marketing - 15 books
Online Marketing - 7 books
Web Development - 3 books
Managing Basics - 5 books

At the end, you will find useful quotes from popular writers on startup topics, including Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, and my favorite, Paul Graham.

Use this compilation as often as you need.

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1. Brand New : How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust - Nancy F. Koehn
2. Secrets From an Inventor’s Notebook - Maurice Kanbar
3. Made To Stick - Chip Heath & Dan Heath
4. Unleashing the Idea Virus - Seth Godin
5. The Bootstrapper’s Bible - Seth Godin
6. How to Create a Purple Cow - Seth Godin
7. Business Lessons From Meatball Sundae - Seth Godin
8. Free Prize Inside - Seth Godin
9. Small is The New Big - Seth Godin
10. The Art of Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything - Guy Kawasaki
11. Reality Check - Guy Kawasaki
12. Startup Nation - Jeff Sloan and Rich Sloan
13. The Entrepreneur's Manual - Richard White
14. The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
15. Venturehacks - Nivi
16. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days - Jessica Livingston


Pricing and Profiting

17. The Art of Pricing: How to Find the Hidden Profits to Grow Your Business - Rafi Mohammed
18. The Art of Profitability - Adrian Slywotzky
19. Priceless - William Poundstone

Branding and Marketing
20. Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation & Control -Philip Kotler
21. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing - Al Ries and Jack Trout

22. All Marketers Are Liars - Seth Godin
23. Naked Marketing - The Bare Essentials - Robert Grede
24. The End Of Marketing As We Know It - Sergio Zyman
25. Permission Marketing Turning Strangers Into Friends, And Friends Into Customers - Seth Godin
26. The Marketing Playbook - Richard Tong & John Zagula
27. The Profit Zone - Adrian Slywotzky
28. The Paradox Of Choice - Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz

29. The Art Of Choosing - Sheena S. Iyengar
30. The Laws of Choice - Predicting Customer Behavior - Eric Marder
31. Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind - Al Ries and Jack Trout

32. The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding - Laura and Al Ries
33. Laws Of Branding - Susannah Hart and John Murphy
34. Crisis Marketing - When Bad Things Happen To Good Companies - Joe Marconi

Online Marketing
35. Tribes - Seth Godin
36. The Whuffie Factor - Tara Hunt
37. Groundswell - Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
38. Citizen Marketers - When People Are The Message - Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell
39. Trust Agents - Chris Brogan
40. Web Analytics: An Hour A Day - Avinash Kaushik
41. Guerilla Marketing - Jay Conrad Lewinson

42. Sales Rules of Thumb
43. Secrets of Closing the Sale - Zig Ziglar
44. Secrets of Great Rainmakers - Jeffrey J. Fox
45. How to sell a Lobster - Bill Bishop
46. Unlock The Game - Ari Galper
47. The Little Red Book Of Selling - Jeffrey Gitomer
48. Selling Ice to the Eskimos - How to Sell a Product Nobody Wants  - Jon Spolestra
49. Why We Buy - The Science Of Shopping - Paco Underhill
50. Selling The Invisible - Harry Beckwith

Managing: Basics
51. The One- Minute Manager - Kenneth Blanchard
52. The Essential Drucker - John J. Tarrant
53. My Years With General Motors - Alfred Sloan
54. The Nature Of Managerial Work - Henry Mintzberg
55. First Break All The Rules - Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Web Development
56. Getting Real - 37Signals
57. Don’t Make Me Think - Steve Krug
58. Prioritizing Web Usability - Jacob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger

More Useful Tips
59. Use the Internet to Promote Your Business
60. 21 Rules Every Entrepreneurs Must know
61. The 2 Most important documents for every businessman
62. More Startups Wisdom
63. Paul Graham’s Rules
64. Seth Godin’s Rules
65. Guy Kawasaki’s Rules

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