Best Books For Entrepreneurs To Achieve Explosive Growth

What are the best startup books for entrepreneurs? Each of these books contributed to my startup's success in unique ways. My book, Explosive Growth, incorporates the lessons learned and includes practical case-studies from several of these incredible entrepreneurial books, and is frequently cited as one of the best business books for entrepreneurs. I highly encourage all entrepreneurs to learn from these incredible books.

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Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing To 100 Million Users - And Losing $78 Million

By Cliff Lerner (Full Disclosure: This Is My Book)

The Ultimate Playbook For Startups To Grow To 1 Million Users & More. Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling & inspiring narrative combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, 78 entrepreneur tips, and numerous case-studies to help your business achieve explosive growth.

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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation

By Eric Ries

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe by entrepreneurs, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

By Jonah Berger

The New York Times bestseller that explains why certain products and ideas become popular. “Jonah Berger knows more about what makes information ‘go viral’ than anyone in the world” (Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness). What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz

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.

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The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

By Grant Cardone

While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

By Peter Thiel

If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

By Brad Stone

The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took for these entrepreneurs to change the world.

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Purple Cow: Transform Your Business Being Remarkable

By Seth Godin

The cult classic that revolutionized marketing by teaching businesses that you’re either remarkable or invisible. In Purple Cow, Godin launched a movement to make truly remarkable products that are worth marketing in the first place.

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Good to Great

By Jim Collins

The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

By Chip Heath

A New York Times bestseller. The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era.

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The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By Clayton M. Christensen

A bestselling classic on disruptive innovation.. 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.

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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

By Patrick Lencioni

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.

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The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry

By John Warrillow

The lifeblood of your business is repeat customers. But customers can be fickle, markets shift, and competitors are ruthless. So how do you ensure a steady flow of repeat business? The secret—no matter what industry you’re in—is finding and keeping automatic customers.

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The Culture Secret: How to Empower People and Companies No Matter What You Sell

By Dr. David Vik

Why is a great company culture so rare? How can you make sure your organization has one? The good news is that creating an inspiring and sustainable culture is not as hard as you might think. Dr. David ''Doc'' Vik reveals the keys to success in The Culture Secret.

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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

By Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?"

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Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable

By G. Richard Shell

The tools entrepreneurs need to negotiate effectively in every part of your life. As director of the renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation.

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PyroMarketing: The Four-Step Strategy to Ignite Customer Evangelists and Keep Them for Life

By Greg Stielstra

The era of mass marketing is ending—replaced by the power of customer evangelists unleashed through a systematic approach to word-of-mouth called PyroMarketing.

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Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

By Verne Harnish

What are the underlying handful of fundamentals that haven't changed for over a hundred years? From Harnish's famous One-Page Strategic Plan to his concise outline of eight practical actions entrepreneurs can take to strengthen your culture, this book is a compilation of best practices adapted from some of the best-run firms on the planet.

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Unlimited Power

By Tony Robbins

Anthony Robbins calls it the new science of personal achievement. You'll call it the best thing that ever happened to you. If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life.

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You Should Test That: Conversion Optimization for More Leads, Sales and Profit or The Art and Science of Optimized Marketing

By Chris Goward

Learn how to convert website visitors into customers.

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The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

By Gary Keller

Entrepreneurs are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives.

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

By Robert Cialdini

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them.

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Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

By Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work is a collection of interviews with founders and entrepreneurs of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.

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