There are mistakes you can avoid, there are principles you can follow, there are methods you can replicate and avoid failure.
Below are five books you can start with as a Tech Entrepreneur, it will give you the much-needed guidance it has given me but by no means should it be all you will read.
Research, seek out other good books and continue the journey.
First, check out the Top five books for Tech Entrepreneurs:
Unapologetically Ambitious (Shellye Archambeau)
This book is a bombshell, it will take you by the hand and give you directions. It’s no surprise that it was Fortune’s Best Business Book 2020.
As a Tech Entrepreneur, this book is for you. Shellye Archambeau in the book talks about her journey in Silicon Valley, how she was able to manage challenges both personally and professionally.
No spoilers but the book will teach you how to take calculated risks, break barriers and attain success on your terms while also taking care of yourself.
The Lean Startup (Eric Ries)
Another interesting read I’ve ever come across, the Lean Startup gives you insight on how to grow a sustainable business out of your startup idea.
Eric in the book debunks baseless assumptions on Value and Growth, and then shows practical ways of implementation and testing of the ideas inch by inch and making adjustments where necessary.
Then he goes further to explain processes that will help your startup, giving insights and recommending tools you’d need along the way. Some mistakes are truly avoidable, choose wisely.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things (Ben Horowitz)
Not to tickle your fancy, Ben Horowitz went all out in this book. This book unveils the ugly part of entrepreneurship in all its glory and gives you insight into how to go about it.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things truthfully isn’t one of those books. You’d learn so much from the life lessons of the author.
Also to ice the cake, Horowtiz went further to advise on how to go about being a CEO or Founder.
Fail Fast Or Win Big (Bernhard Schroeder)
We know that technology is ever-evolving, and as a Tech Entrepreneur, you must always have that in mind. Schroeder in his book reveals the danger of lingering with startup ideas.
Just as the book title implies, you can fail fast and correct yourself or you can win big either way you continue building.
Think about it, the most outstanding successes are born out of repeated failures.
Schroeder still gave real-life examples of entrepreneurs who failed fast and won big at the end of the day.
Start With Why (Simon Sinek)
Honestly, why is the best place to start with for anything? As a Tech Entrepreneur, this book will open you up to understand what makes people tick and that is only possible if you have identified why you are doing what you are doing.
The book sharpens your leadership and organizational skills which is a necessity as an entrepreneur.
Sinek also draws attention to what he calls the ”The Golden Circle”. Read the book, and know what it is all about.
Having carefully recommended these books, find them and read, and by all means, seek out other good books and read too. Like earlier said, the life of an entrepreneur is a call to life-long learning.