Not wanting a slow start when it comes to launching a business of your own? Knowledge is power and being one step ahead is vital in business. So, what do you need to know?
From how to recruit efficiently to making those crucial decisions that will see your business go from strength to strength, this must-read list features the top books you need in your possession if you want to run a successful tech business…
- 1 The Upstarts
- 2 Conscious Capitalism
- 3 Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
- 4 How Google Works
- 5 Networking Like a Pro
- 6 Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping Our Future
- 7 The Start-Up: It’s a Blood Sport
- 8 The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Brad Stone has curated a memory-lasting of both innovation and determination with this insight 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?
Can capitalism actually be a good thing? Or is it always just a way for the rich to become richer? This book looks to dispel the theory that capitalism is only for the ‘people at the top’.
How you interact with people who come into contact with your business is essential. With details about UPS, Google and Amazon, Conscious Capitalism looks at infusing your business with positivity and a good workplace culture.
Encouraging creativity and innovation in your staff as a new tech company is obviously important. Conscious Capitalismwill 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 insightful tech guide, brought to you by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotleris full of useful tips and tricks to get your business up and running. Divided into three sections, the first walks you through how newfirmstransform from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds business’. What’s more, you’ll learn how innovations like 3D printing and robotscould impact on development in the sector.
Learn directly from the likes of Richard Branson, before reading about actionable ways you can ensure your business grows. For tips on creating innovative campaigns to accelerate the growth of your company, this book should be top of your list.
How Google Works
There are parts of Google in just about any business, that’s the power they are currently wielding, and they aren’t slowing down in a hurry. But just how exactly has it become the giant it is?
Put together by Google executives, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, this book explores strategy, culture, business philosophy, and the crucial decisions that have made the brand. Instil Google’s innovation and spirit in your new venture with How Google Works!
Networking Like a Pro
You can’t progress in business if you don’t know how to network within your industry properly, and not just on LinkedIn. Need a few tips to boost your skills and confidence? This is it.
From identifying key people within a networking circle and knowing what conversations to have,Networking Like a Progives you the tools to boost and perfect your networking strategy, making invaluable business connections that may make the difference between success and failure in the future.
Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping Our Future
Although controversial, known to be outspoken on social media, you can’t discredit his achievements and the effect he has had on our lives. If you’re in the tech industry, you have to read up on the incredible Elon Musk. Born in South Africa, he’s the innovator behind PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity. Determined to send people to space, help the planet and colonise Mars while making money, Musk has a captivating outlook and character that may change how you even deal with day-to-day business opportunities.
Despite going up against it battling a tough upbringing and school life, Musk excelled academically,before launching two dot-com successes — including PayPal. Opting to go it alone and investing in rockets and electric cars, technology took over Musk’s life and this book by reporter, Ashlee Vance, details the exciting, whirlwind personal and business life of Elon Musk.
The Start-Up: It’s a Blood Sport
Written by Warren Kirby, this book shows you the science and practicality behind making your start-up a commercial success. Covering six, crucial themes, you’ll learn what is truly important in business including: strategy, development, creativity, engineering, finance, processes, and staff.
Whether you’re B2B or B2C, this book is for you. Showing you how to tackle the obstacles in front of you as you grow your new company, The Start-Up: It’s a Blood Sport is a bible for tenacious and determined business people.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Everyday, it seems that there are multiple new products and ways of doing things in tech. 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.
Kevin Kelly discusses AI, VR and the effects of technology. 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.
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