12 stories every startup team must read.

Books are the great way to learn from. We can learn as much as we can. We can find a lot of information in books about startup companies. Startups are different from anything. I think that books tell the real stories with the successes, the failures and most importantly the mistakes. Today i am going to share with you a list of stories for everyone who are building a startup or are on the early team of one to read. These books are must read. From these books you can learn about marketing, growth, product, fundraising and a whole bunch of stuff.

  1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things — Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers (Ben Horowitz)

  2. The Paypal Wars — Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth (Eric M. Jackson)

  3. How Google Works (Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg)

  4. Delivering Happiness — A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (Tony Hsieh)

  5. Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry (Marc Benioff)

  6. Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo (Nicholas Carlson)

  7. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World (David Kirkpatrick)

  8. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Ashlee Vance)

  9. Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America’s Eyeballs (Gina Keating)

  10. StartupLand: How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business (Mikkel Svane)

  11. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal (Nick Bilton)

  12. Founders at Work — Stories of Startups’ Early Days (Jessica Livingston)

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