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This reference guide is an aggregation of everything I know about entrepreneurship sources. I've scoured through several sites and come up with this high quality reference guide meant to help answer any question related to startups! A few weeks back I was in a mentoring session with an entrepreneur based outside the US. Gradually, through our conversation, I realized that there were so many resources that I had learned about over the years and wanted to share with her but, hadn't been able to capture them in one place. I started creating this reference guide for startups and before I knew it, I was scouring through various sites and rediscovering things. This reference guide is meant to be just that, 'a reference'. If you're looking for books to read, blogs to watch, news, videos or anything as it relates to entrepreneurship, I've tried to capture it here. Obviously, it's not complete and I'm sure there are many more resources out there that I may have missed. Feel free to comment and share the ones you want to see added and I'll try to keep this updated from time to time. Meanwhile, feel free to browse through and let me know what you think!

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Aggregated references and lists from around the web

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Here are a few resources to get you started, Harvard Startup Guide

YCombinator startup library

Startup guide blog by Ryan Allis

A student’s guide to startups by Paul Graham

Starting a business from SBA.gov

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Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Center - http://ecorner.stanford.edu/

MIT Venture Lab - http://www.vlab.org/#

Techstars U Videos

Cornell eClips

Steve Blank’s course

Kauffman Foundation and Kauffman Founders School

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Lean Launchpad course and Steve Blank videos

Startup Weekend – Launch a Startup in 54 hours

The Lean Startup Machine - Launch a Startup in 48 hours

Startup Monthly – Launch a Startup in a month

Startup Grind - community looking to be educated, and network with the smartest startup minds

Lean Startup Circle - Group for startup advice

LUXr – Lean UX residency

Women 2.0 – Launch a startup for women

Meetup – Meet people you’re interested in

Top Startup Conferences (North America)

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Master list of Tools and blogs for entrepreneurs from Steve Blank including market research, business model canvas, customer development, design, development, testing, project management and much more!

Brad Feld’s Term Sheet Series

Slides and presentations from Steve Blank

Open source entrepreneurship from Steve Blank

Personal MBA

Startup resources from VC Cafe

Startup toolbox from The Startup Foundry

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Books, blogs, videos…

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Chuck Eesley – Prof at Stanfard teaching Technology Entrepreneurship


Ecorner - Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner offers videos featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.

Stanford Graduate School of Business

This week in startups - Rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies

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Search, Browse or quickly go through the full lists of books for entrepreneurs below

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The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen #9781578518524

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham #9781449389550

The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh #9781591843474

High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove #9780679762881

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande #9780312430009

The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped Our Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down by Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry #9781591843993

Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry by Marc Benioff #9780470521168

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely#9780061854545

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Steven Blank)

Business Model Generation (Alex Osterwalder)

The E-Myth (Michael Gerber)

The Art of The Start (Guy Kawasaki)

Rework (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)

Crossing the Chasm (Geoffrey A. Moore)

Blue Ocean Strategy (W. Chan Kim)

Built to Last (Jim Collins & Jerry Porras)

Good to Great (Jim Collins)

Innovator's Dilemma (Clay Christensen)

The Lean Startup (Eric Ries)

Nail It Then Scale It (Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom)

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The Autobiography (Andrew Carnegie)

The Second Coming (Steve Jobs)

Inside Steve's Brain (Leander Kahney)

Losing my Virginity (Richard Branson)

Screw it Let's do it (Richard Branson)

Business Stripped Bare (Richard Branson)

Screw Business as Usual (Richard Branson)

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Joel on Software (Joel Spolsky)

Dreaming in Code (Scott Rosenberg)

Hackers and Painters (Paul Graham)

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Dethroning the King (Julie MacIntosh)

All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough (A. L. Williams)

What Customers Want (Anthony W. Ulwick)

Running Lean (Ash Maurya)

The Creation of Wealth (RM Lala)

Crush It (Gary Vaynerchuk)

Getting Real (Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)

Making Ideas Happen (Scott Belsky)

New Rules for the New Economy (Kevin Kelly)

A Stake in the Outcome (Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham)

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Brandsimple: How the Best Brands Keep it Simple and Succeed, by Allen P. Adams

Good to Great: Why Some Companies…, by Jim Collins

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell

The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

The Culting of Brands: Turn Your Customers into Believers, by Douglas Atkin

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit, by Seth Godin

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting…, by Peter F. Drucker

The E Myth Manager: Why Most Managers Don’t Work…, by Michael E. Gerber

The Innovators Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book…, by Clayton M. Christensen

Winning With People: Discover the People Principles…, by John C. Maxwell

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All Marketers are Liars: The Power of Telling Authentic Stories…, by Seth Godin

Gimme! The Human Nature of Successful Marketing, by John Hallward

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Marketing Outrageously: How to Increase Your Revenue…, by Jon Spoelstra

Ogilvy on Advertising, by David Ogilvy

The Little Blue Book of Advertising: 52 Small Ideas…, by Steve Lance and Jeff Woll

The Publicity Handbook: The Inside Scoop…, by David R. Yale and Andrew Carothers

The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource, by Jeffrey H. Gitomer

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Freakanomics: A Rogue Economist…, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell

Small is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants…, by Seth Godin

The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, by Chris Anderson

The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s…, by Richard Florida

The Tipping Point: How the Little Things Can Make…, by Malcolm Gladwell

Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping, by Paco Underhill

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration…, by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success…, by Leil Lowndes

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

Getting to Yes: Negotiating…, Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton

Yes! 50 Scientifically…, by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, and Robert B. Cialdini

You Inc.: The Art of Selling Yourself, by Harry Beckwith and Christine C. Beckwith

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Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas of the Computer Age by Paul Graham http://amzn.com/1449389554

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape our Decisions by Dan Arielyhttp://amzn.com/0061353248

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson http://amzn.com/0307463745

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen http://bit.ly/ZqKIAt

The Innovator's Solution by Clayton Christensen http://amzn.com/1578518520

Warfighting by the US Marine Corp http://amzn.com/0385478348

Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out by Douglas Rushkoff http://amzn.com/0060758708

Googled: The End of the World as We Know It by Ken Auletta http://amzn.com/0143118048

The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by Jonathan Knee http://amzn.com/B003B3NW12

Planet Google by Randall Stross http://amzn.com/1416546960

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Spent: Sex, Evolution and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller http://amzn.com/B002ZNJWHW

Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki http://amzn.com/1591840562

The Search by John Battelle http://amzn.com/B000QRIHXE

The Little Kingdom: Steve Jobs, The Creation of Apple, and How It Changed the World by Michael Moritz http://amzn.com/0688039731

The Monk & The Riddle by Randy Komisar http://amzn.com/1578516447

The New New Thing by Michael Lewis http://amzn.com/0140296468

Word of Mouth Marketing by Andy Sernovitz http://amzn.com/1427798613

Four Steps to Epiphany by Steven Blank http://amzn.com/0976470705

Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson http://amzn.com/0618785914

Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston http://amzn.com/1430210788

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Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug http://amzn.com/0321344758

Theory of Fun by Raph Koster by Jesse Schell http://amzn.com/1932111972

The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell http://amzn.com/0123694965

Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson http://amzn.com/0812932293

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin http://amzn.com/0743270754

Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman http://amzn.com/1591391849

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman http://amzn.com/0312425074

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman http://amzn.com/B002BWQ504

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwellhttp://amzn.com/0316010669

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell http://amzn.com/0316346624

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Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell http://amzn.com/0316017922

Built to Last by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0060566108

Good to Great by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0066620996

Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0977326403

How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by Jim Collins http://amzn.com/0977326411

How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein http://amzn.com/0195334760

Weird Ideas that Work by Bob Sutton http://amzn.com/0743227883

Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition) by Robert Cialdini http://amzn.com/0205609996

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Roberto Cialdini http://amzn.com/006124189X

Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind http://amzn.com/1591840538

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath http://amzn.com/1400064287

Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madsonhttp://amzn.com/1400081882

Art of War by Sun Tzu http://amzn.com/1936041383

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.com/0060517123

Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore http://amzn.com/0060745819

High Technology Marketing by William Davidow http://amzn.com/002907990X

The Breakthrough Imperative by Schaubert Gottfredson http://amzn.com/B001IDZJ4U

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne http://amzn.com/1591396190

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0140280197

Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter http://amzn.com/0684841487

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The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0142001198

33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene http://amzn.com/0143112783

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay http://amzn.com/051788433X

Presentation Zen and Presentation Zen: Designs by Carr Reynolds http://amzn.com/0321668790

Term Sheet & Valuations by Alex Wilmerding http://amzn.com/1587620685

Agile Estimating & Planning by Mike Cohn http://amzn.com/0131479415

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzikhttp://amzn.com/0887309895

Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Speed of Trust, & Divide or Conquer by Patrick Lencionihttp://amzn.com/0787960756

Customer Centric Selling by Michael Bosworth, John Holland http://amzn.com/0071637087

The Ultimate Question & Answering the Ultimate Question by Richard Owens and Laura Brooks http://amzn.com/0470260696

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Behind the Cloud by Marc Benioff and Carlye Adler http://amzn.com/0470521163

The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker http://amzn.com/0071392319

Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise by Andy Nullmanhttp://amzn.com/0470405503

Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by Dan Senor and Saul Singer http://amzn.com/044654146X

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich http://amzn.com/0307740986

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman http://amzn.com/0465067107

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill http://amzn.com/0449214923

High Tech Ventures by Gordon Bell http://amzn.com/0201563215

Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang http://amzn.com/1591843251

Delivering Profitable Value: A Revolutionary Framework to Accelerate Growth, Generate Wealth, and Rediscover the Heart of Business by Michael J. Lanning http://amzn.com/0738201626

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The Stand by Stephen King http://amzn.com/0451169530

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn http://amzn.com/0226458083

Silicon Boys: And Their Valley of Dreams by David A. Kaplan http://amzn.com/0613913450

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: What it Takes to Create Successful Enterprises by TiE: The Indus Entrepreneurs and TiE http://amzn.com/0471444537

Small Business Start-Up Kit for California by Peri H. Pakroo http://amzn.com/1413311008

Change by Design by Tim Brown http://amzn.com/0061766089

The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick http://amzn.com/1439102120

The Whuffie Factor by Tara Hunt http://amzn.com/0307409503

High Stakes No Prisoners by Charles Ferguson http://amzn.com/1587990652

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneurhttp://amzn.com/0470876417

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Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi http://amzn.com/0385512058

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky http://amzn.com/159184312X

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie http://amzn.com/0671723650

E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber http://amzn.com/0887307280

The 80 Minute MBA by Richard Reeves (for non business/non management background people) http://amzn.com/0755318900

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid by C.K.Prahalad http://amzn.com/0131467506

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams by DeMarco and Lister http://amzn.com/0932633439

Naked in the Boardroom by Robin Wolaner http://www.amzn.com/0743282841

Practically Radical by William C. Taylor http://www.amzn.com/0061734616

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig http://amzn.com/0061735191

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Get Noticed by Marcus Taylor & Rob Lawrence http://www.wegetnoticed.com

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish


Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross http://www.amazon.com/Predictabl...

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by Al and Laura Ries http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutab...

The Founder's Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman http://www.amazon.com/The-Founde...

Business the ultimate resource - by various authors http://www.amazon.com/Business-Ultimate-Resource-Jonathan-Law/dp/140812811X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373150559&sr=8-1&keywords=business+the+ultimate+resource

QFINANCE 2ND EDITION: The Ultimate Resource: Various Authors: 9781849300056: Amazon.com: Books

Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange Trip: Barry Barnes, John Perry Barlow: Amazon.com: Books

Culture & Empire - Digital Revolution by Pieter Hintjens(the essence of communities)