When was last time you read a book? If you are like the average American, the American Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that you’ll be spending 12 times more time in front of the TV than of a book.
Since we are sure that you are not the average American and you embrace the joy and benefits of our illustrative friend, we’ll endevour to suggest 5 books that should be in every disrupters bookshelf.
At Asana, we’ve been lucky to benefit from Eric’s advice first hand; this book will enable him to help many more entrepreneurs answer the tough questions about their business.
Dustin Moskovitz – co-founder of Facebook and Asana.
I make all our managers read The Lean Startup.
Jeffery Immelt, CEO, General Electric.
Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge. Whatever career you’re in or want to be in The Start-Up of You holds lessons for success
Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P. and Mayor, New York City.
Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman has pulled off something extraordinary in his book-writing debut. He has challenged a well-word idea… and replaced it with something better.
This is a landmark book in social thought, in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.
Nassim Taleb, author of the Black Swan
There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow . . . This is one of the greatest and most engaging collections of insights into the human mind I have read.
William Easterly, Financial Times.
With the internet dominating the free marketplace, there are ways for regular folks to make money from the phenomenon. Scott Fox lays it all out in Click Millionaires, an easy-to-understand entrepreneur’s roadmap.
Bill O’Reilly, anchor, Fox News Channel.
For the modern entrepreneur, Click Millionaires will be your guide to freedom and success. From perspective to practice, Scott Fox offers takeaway value on every page. Think of this book as the key that unlocks the black box called “The Internet” for your business
Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo
Everything you need from business school in one very direct book. Big Bang Disruption elegantly and simply identifies why innovation happens in some new companies and how you can embrace and harness this new way of thinking.
Dick Costolo, CEO, TWITTER.
Everyone has heard of the Innovator’s Dilemma, but this book is about the Innovator’s Nightmare. What should you do if your business is disrupted virtually overnight? Reading this book is the best action you can take to fend off a Big Bang Disruption.
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google.
It’s now time to pick up the books. Let us know what you think about each book and if there is any book you would add to the list.