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I'm looking for new books about startups, entrepreneurship and new business in general. I've already read BMG, BMY, Startup's Owner Manual, Lean Startup. And I have other books but I haven't read them yet: Running Lean, The Entrepreneur Guide to Customer Development.
What is your recommendation?
That's a pretty substantive reading list you have. What could I suggest on top of that:
Mark Johnson - Seizing The White Space: A different take on business model framework (4-box model). The key element I liked in the book was his view on the job-to-be-done.
John Maeda - Laws of Simplicity: not strictly a book about startups, but has a lot to say about creative thinking and clarity
Dave McLure - Pirate Metrics: I don't think he has released a book yet, but there are lots of videos of him talking on the subject. Look past the obvious, i.e. metrics for technology startups and view the 5 elements (acquisition, activation, revenue, retention, referral) as the essential components of a CRM strategy
Let's see what others might have to offer from their readings.
Just found this post, http://businessmodelhub.com/forum/topics/importance-of-integration-... you.
I think I should add another question: what tools can enhance BMG?
I'll look for this books you recommend. Thanks.
I'd recommend starting with what you've read and vigorously applying the concepts to a real-life situation (preferably your own business or startup).
It's easy to get sucked into the vortex of knowledge - reading lots of books, listening to lectures, etc. - but none of those build businesses.
Think of it this way - Just like the minimum viable product concept, good enough is good enough. The key is to put something out there with the least effort and cost to test your hypothesis / hypotheses.
With the books you've mentioned having read you have TONS to work with without digging any deeper.
Get to doing. You'll learn more there than any book can teach.