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5 Business Books Worth Reading This Summer

Blog post   •   May 17, 2016 18:37 CEST

1. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, by Dan Lyons

Reportedly, HubSpot attempted to stop the publication of the book. Lyons worked there and uses his experience to analyze life in the tech bubble. Keen insights. Delicious stories. Worrisome and compelling. Disrupted has it all.

2. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, by Adam Grant

What I love about this book is how Grant explores topics that we blindly accept as truth: Follow your passion; don't have a side gig when trying to launch a business, a.k.a. don't have a Plan B, for example. This is a fantastic read, backed by Grant's research, on bucking conventional wisdom and succeeding doing so.

3. The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross

The senior Adviser for Innovation to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ross draws on his experiences visiting startups in nearly 41 countries to identify the next big ideas in business.

4. Sprint byJake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz

As design partners at Google Ventures,Knapp, Zeratsky, and Kowitz know a thing or two about innovation. In Sprint, they reveal the tech giant's unique problem-solving method.

5. Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance

A technology writer follows Musk’s life from his difficult South African childhood to his involvement in Internet start-ups like the rocket company SpaceX, the electric-car company Tesla and the solar power installation company Solar City.

Now, it's your turn. What are your reading tips for this Summer?