The “Real” Startup MBA: A Technology Entrepreneurship Bibliography
Getting Your Start up MBA Education: A High Tech Entrepreneurship Bibliography
Venture Hacks recently had a post called “The Start up MBA” and I thought I would add my two cents to the discussion. The folks at Venture Hacks know far more than do I, but I thought my fresh and independent voice might add something to the discussion. In total this MBA should cost you less than 100 bucks and probably less than 50 bucks.
1) This crazy thing called life for problems to solve and innovative ideas.
2) Dave McClure at 500 hats (For some reason I think he has 1000 hats, not sure why exactly). Dave’s slideshare presentations about technology startups are fantastic. (PS. Slideshare has about the worst load time ever. Please fix this, you have a great service that I’m otherwise a huge fan of)
4) Venture Hacks (check out the original post, its pretty good)
6) Academic Earth (open source lectures on business, entrepreneurship, and startups. I would defer to the videos from the GSB at Stanford because its actually real tech entrepreneurs and the occasional venture capitalist)
9) Also Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen the book on presentation design. Although most of these concepts are summarized by Guy Kawasaki in his 10/20/30 presentation.
10) Founders at Work is fantastic for insight into the brain of people who have lived in the trenches of technology start ups.
11) Crossing the Chasm by Geoffry A. Moore
Add your favorite startup resource for technology startups? Anyone have any mobile or software as service specific suggestions
Updates: More Books for the Startup MBA
1) “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
2) “The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur” by Randy Komisar
3) “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable” by Seth Godin
4) “How to Read a Financial Report” by John Tracy
5) “Upstart Start-Ups!: How 34 Young Entrepreneurs Overcame Youth, Inexperience, and Lack of Money to Create Thriving Businesses” by Ron Lieber
6) The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law by Constance Bagley
7) E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
8} Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant By W. Chan Kim, Renne A. Mauborgne
9) the innovators dilemma by clayton christensen
10) Technology Ventures: From Ideas to Enterprise, 2nd Ed., 2007
11) New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century (7th Ed., 2007)
12) Entrepreneurial Small Business (2007)
13) The Entrepreneurial Venture (2nd Ed., 1999)
14) Raising Entrepreneurial Capital Butterworth-Heinemann 2003
15) New Business Road Test: What Entrepreneurs and Executives Should Do Before Writing a Business Plan Financial Times Management 2003
16) Art of the Start by G. Kawasaki is quite amazing.
17) The Art of Innovation is a classic.
also something about telling good ideas from bad ideas (opportunity recognition and evaluation), sales, bootstrapping, and perhaps a great book about consulting if thats how you are funding your venture.
(thanks to Danny Warshay of Round One and supporter of Loyaltech.net for the recommendations from his Brown University syllabus. also thanks to Professor Mohammed N. Islam who teachers entrepreneurship at U of Michigan and Jim Sanders at the University of Maryland)