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Recommended Books

Published on: Nov 16, 2016
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Here's a few business books I highly recommend for companies or entrepreneurs:

Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen


This author coined the phrase "disruptive technology." If you're using this phrase and have not read this book, you probably don't understand it.

Alternatively, you can check out this author's article on Harvard Business Review: What Is Disruptive Innovation? Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor, Rory McDonald, December 2015

Lean Startup by Eric Ries


If you want to understand what "lean" means, this is the definitive book. Note: "lean" does not mean cheap.

Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen


Dan Olsen is local to Silicon Valley and attempts to bridge the gap between "Lean Startup" and it's practical applications to business.

Good to Great by Jim Collins


This is a good book to understand how "culture" relates to your business processes. He provides guides for understanding what "vision" and "mission" actually mean.

* Note: while my opinions are unbiased, the above links are affiliate links to Amazon.