Do you have a burning idea for a tech company but don’t know where to start? Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical.
One way to do this is by reading the work of those who’ve been in a similar position as yourself, as this can spark a mass amount of motivation. From how to create the optimum working environment for creative minds, to the world’s next consumer-changing trends, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about entrepreneurship and the tech industry…
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The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross
Identified the competition and want to stay ahead? This is the book you need. A New York Times bestseller, Ross delivers an extensive insight into your industry’s most important advances, from cybersecurity and robotics to genomics and big data, using input from global leaders.
The author was once senior advisor for innovation to the former Secretary of State in the US, Hilary Clinton, and as such, his viewpoint is perceptive, learned and unique. His extensive travel has given him access to the some of the most powerful people in business, and his book is packed with astute observations regarding opportunities for growth and the unknown tech forces that are changing — or will change — the world.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
If you prefer learning in stages, this read is split into three sections. The first section gives you an incredible insight into how start-up companies are today going from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds status’ quicker than ever, and how tech — like 3D printing and androids — might be influencing this trend.
Not only that, this book reveals the secrets of successful people like Richard Branson! Bold’s finale discusses the various, actionable ways you can build your company, with tips on creating lucrative campaigns designed to rocket your start-up to the top. A must-read for the big dreamer.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
Focusing on the future? Well this book tells you what the next 30 years looks like. The best part of The Inevitable is how it paints a picture of ways in which technological forces will overlap, mix and come to co-depend on each other — crucial to know if any of these trends relate to your business.
If you don’t have this one of your list already, it’s a must. Want to prep your company now for the customer of tomorrow? Then, get ahead of the game.
How Google Works by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
It’s no secret that Google is one of the biggest tech firms in the world. But how did it all start and how has the firm stayed at the top of the game for so long?
If you want to step inside of Google, this book is the best way to do it — as the authors give an insight to how operations are run. Renowned for its innovation, creativity, and ability to bounce back from errors (remember Wave?), this glimpse into the birth and evolution of Google is a must for anyone who wishes to emulate even a part of its success.
Networking Like a Pro by Ivan R. Misner
If this is your first time stepping into the tech sector, this should be your first read. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.
It’s important to establish your presence in the field. From making useful contacts to develop your business, to implementing an effective referral marketing campaign; Networking Like a Pro offers tools, templates and a results-measuring system to help you action your networking strategy and make valuable business connections.
The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries
This book looks at how new companies can launch, adapt and grow within an industry that has fierce competition. Offering real examples of setting up a new business, you get a great insight into how to make a success of your business and avoid the typical pitfalls.
For readers, this book will help you strike a balance between constant innovation while growing bigger as a business.
Your One Word by Evan Carmichael
Did you know that this author sold his biotech company at 19 years old? So, if there’s anyone you want to learn off, it should be this guy!
This book will help you better understand your own aims and objectives. If you need a boost of confidence and an injection of motivation to start making your tech-business dreams come true, immerse yourself in the powerful words of Carmichael.
The Upstarts by Brad Stone
Learn best from real life examples? This is the book for you! The best thing about this book is the incredibly detailed account of two global companies: Uber and Airbnb. Reading this book, you find out how these giants began and developed to become two of the most respected and innovative brands in the world.
This book is all about evolution, especially in the corporate circle. What can your business do to change the world?
Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia
The authors of this book are firm believes that capitalism can benefit from everyone. Whether you’re new to business entirely or just new to the tech market, you need to have solid knowledge of how to treat everyone from your workers to your potential investors to be successful.
Referencing several other leading companies — such as UPS, Google and Amazon — Conscious Capitalism gives an insightful and expert analysis of how you can infuse your business environment with positivity for the optimum workplace culture (an essential component of Google’s success and almost expected by many people working within the innovative tech industry today).
Start 2019 in the best way by picking up some of these books up this Christmas!