Helpful Startup Resources
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Startup Resources

Reference Books

Sprint – How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days By Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz

The Four Steps to the Epiphany By Steve Blank

The Lean Startup by Eric Reis

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Lean Analytics – Alistar Croll and Ben Yoskovitz

Talking to Humans: Success Starts with Understanding Your Customers – by Giff Constable & Frank Rimalovski

Extreme Programming Explained by Kent Beck

Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by R. Mauborgne and W. C. Kim

The Innovator’s Dilemma & The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton M. Christensen

Do More Faster: Techstar lessons to accelerate your startup – David Cohen and Brad Feld

Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application – Jason Fried

The Founders Dilemma: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls that Can Sink a Startup – Noam Wasserman

The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Strategies for Continuously Creating Opportunity in an Age of Uncertainty – R.McGrath and I. MacMillan

Marketing High Technology: An Insider’s View and Total Customer Service: The Ultimate Weapon by William H. Davidow

All Marketers Are Liars

Startup Tools

Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything – Harvard Business Review

Startup Metrics for Pirates – read this before you spend time elsewhere

Andrew Chen’s Essays – great web customer acquisition tutorials

Google Trends – what are the search trends for key items

Google Insights – breaks down the search data by location

Facebook ads – check out the total available market

Web Fundamentals – Google

Benchmarks, Metrics and Growth
Must Read Blogs

2014 Top 300 Private Cloud Companies – Bessemer Venture Partners

Internet Trends

2016 Internet Trends Reports By Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers

2015 Internet Trends Report – by Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers

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