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You want to get your new tech company off to the best possible start. You also want it to maintain its good start! But what can you do to give your business the best possible start in its life?
Arm yourself with knowledge. There’s an abundance of helpful texts and books out there from successful business owners, and their knowledge is yours for the taking. We’ve pulled together a list of the best of these works, to keep you ahead of the game.
Book #1: Your One Word
Evan Carmichael, the author of Your One Word, started and sold his own biotech company before he even reached 20 years old.
Your One Word helps new entrepreneurs analyse their businesses, verify their aims and unlock their potential. If you need a boost of confidence and an injection of motivation to start making your tech-business dreams come true, immerse yourself in the powerful words of Carmichael.
Book #2: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
From the former executive editor of Wired magazine brings you this next read, investigating how technology trends are set to change everything over the next three decades. The best part of The Inevitable is how it paints a picture of ways in which technological forces will overlap, mix and come to co-depend on each other — crucial to know if any of these trends relate to your business.
From home-based virtual reality to manufacturing-focused AI, author, Kevin Kelly, discusses the long-term effects of technology and how they could affect how we live, work and buy. Want to prep your company now for the customer of tomorrow? Then, get ahead of the game.
Book #3: How Google Works
If you’re going to emulate the success of any business, Google is probably high on your list of aspirations and inspirations!
Giving top tips on corporate strategy and decision making, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg are your ticket into the inner workings of Google. Renowned for its innovation, creativity, and ability to bounce back from errors (remember Wave?), this glimpse into the birth and evolution of Google is a must for anyone who wishes to emulate even a part of its success.
Book #4: Networking Like a Pro
Networking Like a Pro by Ivan R. Misner is designed and written for the new entrepreneurs out there. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.
If you want to get out there and grow your business, you need to get your brand name…well, out there! From making useful contacts to develop your business, to implementing an effective referral marketing campaign; Networking Like a Pro offers tools, templates and a results-measuring system to help you action your networking strategy and make valuable business connections.
Book #5: The Lean Start-Up
It is vital that a new entrant to the tech industry gives this book by Eric Ries a look. This book looks at how new companies can launch, adapt and grow within an industry that has fierce competition. Offering real examples of setting up a new business, you get a great insight into how to make a success of your business and avoid the typical pitfalls.
A great read for those who want to keep their business on top of innovation as it grows.
Book #6: Conscious Capitalism
Presenting the ground-breaking idea of capitalism as a method of benefit for everyone, Raj Sisodia is joined by CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey in this next book choice.
Knowing how to treat the people who come into contact with your business, be it employees or investors, is critical for success. Referencing several other leading companies — such as UPS, Google and Amazon — Conscious Capitalism gives an insightful and expert analysis of how you can infuse your business environment with positivity for the optimum workplace culture (an essential component of Google’s success and almost expected by many people working within the innovative tech industry today).
The book also encourages you to contemplate how your company can and will impact the world around it.
Book #7: The Industries of the Future
Stay one step ahead and one step closer to success with this work by Alec Ross. A New York Times bestseller, Ross delivers an extensive insight into your industry’s most important advances, from cybersecurity and robotics to genomics and big data, using input from global leaders.
As former senior advisor for innovation to Hilary Clinton, Ross has a viewpoint like no other. His extensive travel has given him access to the some of the most powerful people in business, and his book is packed with astute observations regarding opportunities for growth and the unknown tech forces that are changing — or will change — the world.
Book #8: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
New business owners will find this book by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler an invaluable source of information. The first section gives you an incredible insight into how start-up companies are today going from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds status’ quicker than ever, and how tech — like 3D printing and androids — might be influencing this trend.
You’ll then read about trade secrets and insightful comments from success stories such as Richard Branson, before moving on to the final section. Bold’s finale discusses the various, actionable ways you can build your company, with tips on creating lucrative campaigns designed to rocket your start-up to the top. A must-read for the big dreamer.
Book #9: The Upstarts
Brad Stone brings together a book of practical advice and real-life examples sure to help your business find its feet. The best thing about this book is the incredibly detailed account of two global companies: Uber and Airbnb. Reading this book, you find out how these giants began and developed to become two of the most respected and innovative brands in the world.
Don’t just learn from the companies that dared to change the standard – be the company that does so. What can your business do to change the world?
Get your business off to a flying start with these amazing reads.