Recommended books on building organizations

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank
  • Startupland, Mikkel Svane, CEO at Zendesk
  • Conscious Capitalism, John Mackey, co-founder at Whole Foods Market
  • Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • The Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent by Sidney Finkelstein
  • Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That WIll Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-forming Products, best-selling author Nir Eyal 
  • The Upstarts, Brad Stone
  • The Industries of the Future, Alec Ross
  • ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried
  • Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  • Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  • The Thank You Economy: Gary Vaynerchuk by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
  • Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham
  • The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle
  • Think With Full Brain: Strengthen Logical Analysis, Invite Breakthrough Ideas, Level-up Interpersonal Intelligence, and Unleash Your Brain’s Full Potential
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie