Are you preparing to enter the tech sector with your start-up business? Regardless of how innovative your start-up is, surviving in the business world is your key to long term success. Continue building your knowledge as you go through whatever means possible, whether its workshops, talks, webinars and anything else that works for you.
However, we recommend getting your hands on as many books as possible, to glean insights from the world’s best business experts and leaders. Here’s our reading list to get you started…
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
With this book, you get a glimpse of the next three decades, such as how technological forces will connect, mix and rely on each other — essential to know if any of these trends relate to your company.
The effects of technology alongside AI and VR, is discussed thoroughly by Keven Kelly in this read. How will these parts of technology affect how we live, work and purchase goods? If you want to stay ahead, these are things you need to know.
Brad Stone’s has written a very smart book, offering great insights into two of the globe’s biggest businesses: Uber and Airbnb. You’re now an entrepreneur and this book will help you make a standout brand that people will remember. From how people travel to what they expect from accommodation, Uber and Airbnb are true innovators that have altered consumer behaviour. What can your business do to change the world?
Capitalism… have you got a view on it? This book may help you to develop and question your own current understandings on capitalism. Can it actually be a good thing or, is it always just a way for the rich to become richer? This read looks to dispel the theory that capitalism is only for the ‘people at the top’.
There’s much to be gained from learning to relate better with people you meet in the business world. This is a skill worth honing. With details about UPS, Google and Amazon, Conscious Capitalism looks at infusing your business with positivity and a good workplace culture.
Building a momentum of creativity and innovation within a new tech start-up is important. Conscious Capitalism will help you achieve this and steer your business to a positive future that not only turns a profit, but also attracts quality employees who are looking for a positive place to work and develop their skills.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
This is a very valuable tech guide from authors Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Divided into three sections, the first walks you through how new firms transform from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds business’. What’s more, you’ll learn how innovations like 3D printing and robots could impact on development in the sector.
Glean some business guidance from the likes of Richard Branson, which is sure provide some direction on growing your own start-up. For tips on creating innovative campaigns to accelerate the growth of your company, this book should be top of your list.
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