The Four Books Every Web Entrepreneur Needs to Read

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Earlier today I had the opportunity to meet with a local college student that’s working on a web startup. Being a non-technical founder he had a ton of technology questions. I quickly pointed out that technology isn’t what he needs to focus on right now. Rather, his ability to acquire web traffic and customers will decide the fate of the business.

To help him feel more comfortable with building a web-based startup I recommended he read four books:

Reading these four books will put him ahead of 99% of the other first-time web entrepreneurs and will significantly increase the likelihood of success.

What else? What other books would you add to the list?

5 thoughts on “The Four Books Every Web Entrepreneur Needs to Read

  1. I would put “Business Model Generation” right up there near the top of all of those books (I’ve read 3 of the 4 – The Lean Startup is quickly moving its way to the top of the stack). Another book that might be interesting to those doing scalable startups is “Venture Deals”. I would also swap Rework for “Getting Real” but they’re both good.

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