2019’s Reading List: Best Books For Tech Start-Ups

By  |  0 Comments

Setting up your own technology business can be chaotic at first, but it is possible to do if you have a strong enough idea. Everyone knows that having in-depth knowledge of your industry is powerful, and our knowledge often comes from our favourite books.

Here, postcard printing specialists, Where The Trade Buys, has listed some of the must-read books for entrepreneurs entering the tech sector.

The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross

You may have heard of this New York Times bestseller. Alec Ross delivers an outstanding story that touches on the importance of remaining one step ahead of your competitors. The book delves into different areas of tech and allows the reader to understand why aspects are advancing quicker than ever before from a global leader point of view — think cyber security, genomics and big data.

Did you know that Alec was previously a senior advisor for innovation for Hillary Clinton? His opinion is highly valued!

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

This book is beautifully split up into three different sections which makes it an easy read. The first section for example, discusses how start-up businesses can develop from an initial idea to a business worth millions quicker than before due to new influences.

What makes this book the perfect inspirational read is that it includes the secrets of power-players like Richard Branson!

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is known as the former executive editor for Wired magazine. The book itself gives readers an insight to what the next three decades look like for the tech sector. What makes this book a must-have for start-up owners is that it understands thoroughly how technological forces will overlap, mix and co-depend on each other.

Are you already thinking about the customers of the future? Then you know what to do.

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg

There’s no doubt that you will be familiar with Google. As one of the most innovative companies on the planet, this read is from the perspective of two Google executives who discuss how it all started and why it continues to stay on top of its competitors.

This book gives a great insight to the operations of Google, and how its culture influences results. Could you be as successful as Google?

Networking Like a Pro by Ivan R. Misner

Everyone in the tech industry knows the importance of networking. This book which was penned by Ivan R. Misner equips you with all of the tools you need to be a good ‘people person’. From this, you’ll be confident with your industry peers and be able to grow your network to ensure that your company remains at the top of the league.

In this book, you can expect helpful templates and result-measuring systems that will ensure you get the most from this read.

The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries

If you’re just stepping foot in the industry, this could be your perfect match. Written by Eric Ries, from this read you’ll feel assured when setting up your business and integrating yourself with other companies in your field; while staying clear of any potential problems.

This book highlights the importance of growing and innovation, so if you want to make sure those are happening across your business, add this to your list.

Your One Word by Evan Carmichael

This author is also a YouTuber, so you may have seen some of his videos if you’re researching the industry. But we’re here to discuss his first book – Your One Word. Not only is Evan a social media star, he created and sold his own biotech company at the age of 19. Could you mirror his success with this read? It’s worth a try!

Break the boundaries with this book, let your motivation lead you to success!

The Upstarts by Brad Stone

Do you know what it takes to build a successful brand?The Upstarts, details the must-know information about two of the world’s biggest corporations – Uber and Airbnb and how they got their start in the industry.

In this book, you’ll be able to step foot into the minds of the biggest brands in the world. Sound like good inspiration?

Conscious Capitalism by Raj Sisodia and John Mackey

This book puts its take on capitalism. With a thought process that determines capitalism can be beneficial to everyone, this book really does make an interesting read when launching a start-up; while touching upon shareholders and employers.

Have you added any of these to your reading list this year? Let us know which ones!