The Top 10 Books of 2014 for Entrepreneurs!


2014 has been another outstanding year for books about startups and innovation, reflecting a global interest in the entrepreneur ecosystem! See our earlier list of Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs from 2013 and 2012. YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (accessible as apps: Apple, Android).

From the stacks of books received for review and picked up from overseas visits, here is my pick of the Top 10 Books of 2014 for entrepreneurs, along with links to my review of each book. The selection includes books with advice for startups, tips for aspiring entrepreneurs, assessments of Indian innovation, case studies of entrepreneurs, guidelines for investors, and insights on how to sustain a culture of innovation.

1. Startup Leadership, by Derek Lidow

2. Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind, by Biz Stone

3. Startup Boards, by Brad Feld and Mahendra Ramsinghani

4. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel

5. First Time Leader, by George Bradt and Gillian Davis

6. BigData @ Work, by Tom Davenport

7. Launch! The Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market, by Scott Duffy

8. The Code Halos, by Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring

9. A Never-Before World: Tracking the Evolution of Consumer India, by Rama Bijapurkar

10. Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun in Investing in Startups, by David Rose

We look forward to your comments on our book reviews of these titles, and to your suggestions for books to review in 2015. All of us at YourStory wish our readers and partners a happy holiday season and a terrific year ahead in 2015 – may a million successful startups bloom!


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