Over the past few years I’ve been reading a few books about business, start ups and various other subjects I thought might guide me. Here is the list of the books in no particular order…..
Flash Boys – Michael Lewis – Awesome. Brad Katsuyama is one of my new heroes. Lewis has done it again with a brilliant narrative.
Decoded – Jay Z – Loved this, a great insight into the progression of hip-hop, entrepreneurship, business and growing from nothing to something.
the Facebook effect – David Kirkpatrick – Good insight into Facebook, looks like quite a ride.
The Future – Al Gore – Tough going but worth it.
Tornado Down – John Peters and John Nichol – Read in two days.
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell – Good.
Branding Your Business – James Hammond – Not bad.
Writing a Business Plan: FT Essential Guides – Pearson – GREAT!
Zero to One – Notes on Startups or How to build the future – Peter Thiel with Blake Masters – GREAT!!
From Vision to Exit – Guy Rigby – Not bad.
The story of Green and Blacks – Craig Sams & Josephine Fairley – Good!
Like a Virgin – Richard Branson – So so.
The Real Deal – James Caan
Business Stripped Bare – Richard Branson
Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
South: The Endurance Experience – Ernest Shackleton
Race to the Pole – James Cracknell and Ben Fogle
Beyond Business – John Browne
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Do Something Different – Jurgen Wolf
FT Business Start Up 2010 – Williams
Management in 10 Words – Terry Leahy
Insanely Simple – Ken Segall
Start It Up – Luke Johnson
HTML: A beginners Guide (5th ed) – Willard
The Scott Journals – Oxford Press
Harvard Business Essentials: Strategy – Harvard Press
Confessions of a Entrepreneur – Chris Robson
Small Giants – Bo Burlington
Good Small Business Guide 2010 – FSB
The Accidental Pornographer -Gavin Griffiths
How I made it – Rachel Bridge
Wake Up and Change Your Life – Duncan Bannatyne
How To Start Your Own Business – Robert Ashton
To Big To Fail – Andrew Ross Sorkin
The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
The Everything Store – Brad Stone
Good to Great – John Collier
Data Driven Marketing – Mark Jeffery
Creativity Inc – Ed Catmull
Hooked – Nir Eyal
Mr China – Tim Clissold
The New Digital Age – Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen
Social Media Marketing – Dave Evans
Don’t Make Me Think – Steve Krug
The Art of SEO – Enge, Spencer, Fishkin, Stricchiola
Googled – Ken Auletta