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2 responses to “Ten Classic Business Books for Entrepreneurs / Startup Founders”

  1. Lastest The Art Of War By Sun Tzu Classic Edition News | The Lost Arts Of War

    […] Ten Classic Business Books for Entrepreneurs / Startup Founders book-pile I often get asked by technical founders what business / marketing / strategy books they should read. While there are many excellent relatively new books (e.g., The Lean Startup), the primary purpose of this post is to list a set of classic … Read more on Enterprise Irregulars […]

  2. Michael M. Sax

    The books I recommend are:
    Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist Hardcover – December 26, 2012
    by Brad Feld (Author), Jason Mendelson (Author), Dick Costolo (Foreword)
    The Trusted Advisor Paperback – October 9, 2001
    by David H. Maister (Author), Charles H. Green (Author), Robert M. Galford (Author)
    Technical mastery of one’s discipline is not enough. The key to professional and entrepreneurial success, the authors argue, is the ability to earn the trust and confidence of clients and customers.