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Books

What Valuable Company is Nobody Building?
The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there

Everyone knows how a start-up story is supposed to go, a young, brilliant entrepreneur has an cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions and becomes the envy of the technology world. This is not that story. Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech start-up mythology, exposing the ups and downs of start-up life that most ceos would rather keep secret

Today - six years after it was created in a Harvard dorm room - over 500 million people use Facebook regularly, in just about every country on earth. That a company this powerful and influential was started as a lark by a couple of 19-year-olds makes it a fascinating and surprising tale. That one of them, the visionary Mark Zuckerberg, had the maturity, strategic smarts and luck to keep his company ahead of its rivals anchors the tale

The best-selling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller, one of the most influential business books of all time, innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right, yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation

A fast-paced, highly readable history of one of the defining companies of our time. If you're interested in Snapchat or just plain mystified by it, you must read this book' - Brad Stone
Would you turn down three billion dollars from Mark Zuckerberg? When he was just twenty-three years old, Evan Spiegel, the brash CEO of the social network Snapchat, stunned the world when he and his co-founders walked away from a three-billion-dollar offer

This is the story of one of the most successful companies of the world, Amazon.com and of its ambitious and bright founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon at first started with the delivering of books through the mail but the founder Jeff Bezos was never satisfied in being just a book seller. He wanted Amazon to become ‘The everything store’. He wanted Amazon to offer limitless selections of things at reasonably low prices. In this book, we have a detailed account of Amazon and how it came into being

From GQ's 'Nerd of the Year' to one of Time's most influential people in the world, Biz Stone represents different things to different people but he is known to all as the creative, effervescent, funny, charmingly positive and remarkably savvy co-founder of Twitter, the social media platform that singlehandedly changed the way the world works. Now, Biz tells fascinating, pivotal and personal stories from his early life and his careers at Google and Twitter, sharing his knowledge about the nature and importance of ingenuity today

Founders at Work recounts the early struggles for independence and acceptance of many of modern technology’s giants, through personal interviews that are at times hilarious, at times painful, and always inspiring. As human-interest stories they will interest the same audience that enjoys reading about the Google founders in PEOPLE magazine. These stories are exceptionally interesting, because they're about the early stages, when the founders were younger and inexperienced

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever

‘The Lean Start up- How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses’ is a book that explains how to work on your innovative concepts as businessman through moments of anxiety and dilemma. The way to start a company has changed drastically over the time and this book will explain you how to utilize this change to our benefit. The book provides the plan, how a 'startup' is a company devoted to creating something innovative under circumstances of extreme uncertainty

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a step-by-step blueprint to living a relaxed luxury life. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait for fulfilling their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat-race. Given the unstable economic conditions of today’s times, no one knows whether they would be able to enjoy and travel life post-retirement

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich is a step-by-step blueprint to living a relaxed luxury life. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Today, no one has the patience to wait for fulfilling their respective desires since we are living in the age of rat-race. Given the unstable economic conditions of today’s times, no one knows whether they would be able to enjoy and travel life post-retirement

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies

The book captures the life and achievements of South African interpreter and innovator, Elon Musk, the brain behind series of successful enterprises such as PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solarcity. The real-life inspiration of the Iron Man Series, Musk wants to be the saviour of the planet, send people into space and set up a colony on Mars

Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly and as aggressively as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change, it embraces it and now powers the American economy and global innovation. So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? It was not by planning. It was, like many an empire before it, part luck, part timing and part ambition and part pure, unbridled genius

The shocking and hilarious New York Times best-selling exposé of a new age of excess in Silicon Valley. Dan Lyons was technology editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion

What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale up a new business but rather to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better - and smarter - solution is simply to remain small?

In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work

Lean B2B helps technology entrepreneurs meet the challenges while keeping them focused on the right things each step of the way. Packed with more than 20 case studies and insights from over a hundred entrepreneurs, Lean B2B consolidates the best thinking around Business- to-Business (B2B) customer development to help you quickly find traction in the enterprise, leaving as little as possible to luck

Movies | Documentaries | TV Shows

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business

Chris Gardner takes up an unpaid internship in a brokerage firm after he loses his life's earnings selling a product he invested in. His wife leaves him and he is left with the custody of his son

A biographical look at the men who made the world of technology what it is today, and what it took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc

Aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world pitch their business models to a panel of investors and persuade them to invest money in their idea

Budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multimillionaires who are willing to invest their own cash to kick-start the businesses. After each pitch, the Dragons have the opportunity to ask questions about the venture

Set amidst the high-tech world of the Silicon Valley in USA, the series revolves around the struggles of six programmers who are trying to make a mark in the big, bad world of programming

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through timing, foresight, a keen ability to size up other people, and a lot of luck) saw opportunity where others did not: these are the original venture capitalists

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac

It's the early 1980s, and the spirit of innovation in personal computing is about to catch fire. Hot on the trail is a renegade trio -- a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy -- who risk everything to realize their vision of building a computer that can change the future. Not long after IBM corners the market with its flagship PC, a flaw is discovered in its operation, opening the door for competition

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness

Crocodile in the Yangtze follows China's first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China's first global Internet company, Alibaba Group. An independent memoir written, directed and produced by an American who worked in Ma's company for eight years, Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ups and downs of life in a Chinese Internet startup at a time when the Internet brought China face-to-face with the West

Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know

Mysteries abound in the life of John McAfee. He made millions creating antivirus software, then reinvented himself as a yogi, a proponent of herbal medicine, and a serial entrepreneur. He was known for his charm and generosity. Then his life took another turn. He moved from the US to Belize and built a heavily armed compound in the jungle, like a modern day Heart of Darkness

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world

A conversation with Steve Jobs as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple

Fascinated by the great leaders of the world, Simon Sinek has managed to codify how inspiring leaders and organizations think, act and communicate. In his talk, Sinek introduces his idea of the "Golden Circle," which he calls "a naturally occurring pattern, grounded in the biology of human decision making, that explains why we are inspired by some people, leaders, messages and organizations over others

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26

A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits

In this reality series, entrepreneurial millennials get help by spending a semester at Draper University. During the seven-week program led by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, he helps mentor the students who are looking to launch their own companies. Guest speakers also share their business knowledge and experience with the class

Rewind the lives of innovative founders, entrepreneurs, and investors. Watch old interviews of their early days, because big things start small

Interviews

Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you the weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship

An interview series that explores the mindsets of the world's highest achievers to learn their secrets of success

Interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups

Starter Story interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their businesses

A YouTube interview series about founders' failures, successes, and current projects, startups, and companies that they are working on

Learn how indie hackers are turning their ideas, apps, and side projects into profitable

Interviews with entrepreneurs and VCs, hosted by Davis Baer

Early days Interviews from world-class leaders. Rewind the lives of innovative founders, entrepreneurs, and investors

Launch/Promote

A website that lets users share and discover new products

A social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship

A community of individuals who seek to solve problems, network professionally, collaborate on projects and make the world a better place

A subreddit for sharing and receiving constructive feedback on side projects

Try things that people are coding, building, selling or anything-ing

A community of entrepreneurs, developers, and bootstrappers who are sharing the strategies and revenue numbers behind their companies

BetaList provides an overview of upcoming internet startups

Launching Next showcases the world's most promising new startups every day

Community of tech lovers and early adopters

Discover new apps and startups in 10 words or less

Unobtrusive adverts for makers

Connecting startups with communities. Startups get high value advertising, communities get money for expenses

A premium startup directory where you can promote your startup or discover new startups

Podcasts

How I Built This is an American podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built

Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you the weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn, partner at Greylock Partners and Silicon Valley investor

The Pitch documents what modern advertising firms go through in their attempts to secure new clients

Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use

Raw conversations with the founders behind profitable online businesses

Impact Theory is an interview series that explores the mindsets of the world's highest achievers to learn their secrets of success

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future -- especially as 'software eats the world'

Akimbo's a podcast about our culture and about how we can change it. About seeing what's happening and choosing to do something

A weekly podcast with the people creating and exploring the future

Re:Growth is a podcast about levelling up B2B marketing. Get growth lessons and career tips from senior marketers at Slack, MOO, HubSpot, and more

A podcast that helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be awesome at launching software products

Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin

Traction is a new podcast telling the stories of all the creative, unusual, and downright brilliant ways entrepreneurs scrap towards early results

A podcast focused on interesting people and the innovative ways they achieve success

Legends and Losers is one of the few long-form, “dialogue podcasts” for people in business. Enter a journey where you are a hear inspirational and motivational stories from Successful Business Owners to All-of-Fame Athletes

Capital allocators podcast is one of the best place to listen money management podcast with Ted Seides where you can improve and learn new investment strategy

Rework is a podcast by the makers of Basecamp about a better way to work and run your business

The Small Business Big Marketing Show is laser-focussed on helping you, the motivated business owner, identify clever, effective marketing ideas that you can use to grow your business into the empire it deserves to be

A podcast that explores the nitty gritty details behind what it takes to start and grow a profitable side hustle

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 1,500,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 chapters

A podcast about the ups and downs of building a business from scratch. We interview fellow entrepreneurs about their experience in starting and building businesses. We go behind the scenes and try to unearth what their early days, weeks, months, and years were like

A show about what it's really like to start a business

Each week we interview CEO's, marketers and consultants - asking them to share the tactics and activities that are driving traffic to their sites

Disruption Podcast is about the disruption in our lives, how to move with the times, and how it has only just begun

Fire Nation aims at delivering the inspiration and strategies you need to fire up your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of

Newsletters

The daily email newsletter covering the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley. Informative, witty, and everything you need to start your day

Seth Godin is an entrepreneur and blogger who thinks about the marketing of ideas in the digital age

Long-form essays on startups, growth, metrics, and network effects

An email newsletter sent every Sunday with my notes for the past week - the news and links I thought were interesting and what they might mean

A daily digest of the best of Product Hunt - curation of the best new products - created by your friends

I'm a writer, part-time entrepreneur and content marketing consultant. I invented the iStash and built Case Escape

Storyrake sends you personalized Reddit summaries on a daily or weekly basis

A weekly newsletter of the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more

Our mission at The Hustle is to keep you informed through a daily email, highlighting a handful of topical stories and adding perspective and color to make it easy to understand

A newsletter with links to stories that impact organic, paid & social media marketing

Updates about Chris Messina's favorite apps,tech culture, and other ideas that inspire him

A weekly newsletter about bootstrapping, making stuff as a geek, and earning a living on the internet

Adam Juda helps companies earn higher profits and reach their business objectives through the implementation of strategic pricing, refined offer packaging, and expert positioning

Blogs

Paul Graham is a programmer, writer, and investor. In 1995, he and Robert Morris started Viaweb, the first software as a service company. Viaweb was acquired by Yahoo in 1998, where it became Yahoo Store. In 2001 he started publishing essays on paulgraham.com, which in 2015 got 34 million page views. In 2005 he and Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell started Y Combinator, the first of a new type of startup incubator

Y Combinator provides seed funding for startups. At Y Combinator, our goal is to get you through the first phase. We think of the money we invest as more like financial aid in college: it’s so people who do need the money can pay their living expenses while Y Combinator is happening

I (Fred Wilson) am a VC. I have been since 1986. I am also a husband, a father, a blogger, a music fan, and a bunch of other things too. I write something here every day. I’ve been doing that every day since September 2003. I hope to keep doing as long as I can write. This is my diary, my sandbox, my therapist, and more than anything it is my bar where I get to be the bartender. AVC is a place where everyone is welcome and the conversation is civil and lively

Andrew Chen is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he invests in new consumer startups. Previously, he led Rider Growth at Uber, advised/invested in dozens of startups, and has been writing for over a decade

Founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz (known as "a16z") is a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California that backs bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. We are stage agnostic: We invest in seed to late-stage companies, and both consumer and enterprise technology companies. a16z is defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial company building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes

Eric Ries is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and in 2009 he was honored with a TechFellow award in the category of Engineering Leadership

Charlie O'Donnell has a reputation for being early to identifying important companies. Nick Bilton identifies him as an influence on early Twitter investors in his book, Hatching Twitter. Dennis Crowley credits him as having helped kick off the first funding of Foursquare before other VCs had said yes. At First Round Capital, he sourced the firm's investments in Singleplatform (sold to Constant Contact) and GroupMe (sold to Skype)

I work at Andreessen Horowitz ('a16z'), a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley that invests in technology companies. I try to work out what's going on and what will happen next. I write a blog, do an annual presentation, send out a popular weekly newsletter, talk too fast on podcasts and think aloud on Twitter.

Ben Horowitz is a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and The New York Times bestselling author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, which is now available in 19 languages. Prior to a16z, Ben was cofounder and CEO of Opsware (formerly Loudcloud), which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $1.6 billion in 2007, and was appointed vice president and general manager of Business Technology Optimization for Software at HP

I’m a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth. I’m the Founder of Product Hunt (YC S14), created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven. I’m also a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

Partner at Homebrew, a seed-stage venture fund serving founders who enable individuals and small biz to think big. Enjoyed nationwide. Previously led consumer product management at YouTube, delivering billions of playbacks a day across computers, phones, tablets and TVs. Joined Google in 2003 managing product and sales efforts for Google’s contextual advertising business. Founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab, the creators of online virtual world Second Life

I'm a writer, part-time entrepreneur and content marketing consultant. I invented the iStash and built Case Escape

Atrium is the most client-centric platform providing legal services for fast growing companies. We have helped hundreds of companies with everything from drafting and reviewing commercial contracts to raising over $500M in new capital

How hackers should start their afternoons. We have 7,000+ contributing writers, 200,000+ daily visitors, and 8,000,000+ monthly pageviews

A community of founders learning together. We have interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups, articles about entrepreneurship, and carefully curated resources to make you a better founder

The place to discover your next favorite thing

I'm the founder of Transistor.fm, a podcasting startup, and MegaMaker, a community for bootstrappers. My blog focuses on topics like product marketing, traction, finding out what people want, idea validation, and mental health

At Starter Story, we interview successful e-commerce entrepreneurs and share the stories behind their business. In each interview, we ask how they got started, how they grew, and how they run their business today. The stories are inspiring and also provide specific advice and insight into starting an e-commerce business. By sharing these stories, we want to help others get started

Discover the best blogs written by makers across the web

If you’re tired of spending 90% of your day doing things you don’t enjoy and only 10% doing things you love, then you’re in the right place. My goal with Entrepreneurs On Fire is to deliver the inspiration and strategies you need to FIRE UP your entrepreneurial journey and create the life you’ve always dreamed of

The marketing landscape has changed significantly in the past few years. All in favour of you, the small business owner. You, with the modest marketing budget, can now punch way above your marketing weight. Just like I do everyday. Like I said, there really has never been a better time to market a small business. Ever. Join me as I show you how

Online Communities

A social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, developers, and bootstrappers who are sharing the strategies and revenue numbers behind their companies

A community of makers who help each other ship products

We help geeks earn a living from what they make – specifically developers, designers, and product people

A community built to connect & empower startup ecosystems

Makerlog is the dead-simple task log that helps you stay productive and ship faster

Community of designers, developers, & entrepreneurs

A useful and informative forum guiding the software bootstrapper

The #1 Slack Community For Makers

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An invite-only, online community of entrepreneurs helping each other succeed

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