The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Category: Investing
Author: Guy Kawasaki
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by liquidcool   2017-08-20
I liked Guy Kawasaki's "The Art of the Start" () omitted. Is that one that everyone mentions, but nobody reads?
by mindcrime   2017-08-20
Hmm... a few that jump to mind for me would be:

The Art of the Start - Guy Kawasaki

Outside Innovation - Patricia Seybold

Unleashing the Killer App - Larry Downes & Chunka Mui

Wellsprings of Knowledge - Dorothy Leonard Barton

The Innovators Dilemma - Clayton Christensen

Crossing the Chasm - Geoffrey A. Moore

The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs - William H. Draper

Some of these aren't necessarily about startups, but I think they all have something valuable to offer. YMMV.

by mindcrime   2017-08-20

I believe any one or more of those will get you going in the right direction. All of those I've either read, or have seen recommended highly enough by people I trust, that I feel comfortable recommending them. The Guy Kawasaki book is a good, basic introduction to starting a startup, although it's a little old now. I think most of it is still relevant though.

A lot of this stuff is probably on the 'net as well, but you may have to dig around for it a bit. Quora has a lot of good questions (and good answers) on VC / startup topics, so that might be worth a look. Also, a number of high profile VCs maintain blogs where they share a lot of useful information. Mark Suster comes to mind ( and does Brad Feld ( Note that Brad Feld is the author of one of the above books.