best start-up/business books to read in 2023

Best Start-Up/Business Books You Should Read in 2022 – 2023

There are many books written on start-ups and businesses. This post is written to bring to you some finest books written on start-ups and businesses that you should read in 2022 and 2023 to help you arm yourself with the knowledge you need for your start-up. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau, and The Startup Owners Manual by Steve Blank are just a few of them. So let’s get started with our guide to the best start-up and business books to read in 2022-2023.

The Lean Startup BY Eric Ries

In this book author Eric Ries says, that most new business fails but this failure is preventable. Eric Ries mentioned in his book the lean startup that, start-up owners have to understand customers’ needs and then keep on testing companies’ visions, keep on adjusting and adapting before it’s too late. This book is a best seller in the start-up and business category at Amazon.

You can get the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries from the link.

Zero to One BY Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Peter Thiel is a co-founder of PayPal. He is an early Facebook investor and also provided early funding on LinkedIn. In this book Peter Thiel says, it is easy to copy existing role models but it is difficult to create new ones, and this book is all about how to start from zero and reach one. This book is a compilation of notes taken by Blake in a class of Peter Thiel.

Here, is the link to the book, ZERO TO ONE by PETER THIEL

The Hard Thing about Hard Thing BY Ben Horowitz

In this book, Ben Horowitz talks about how it is really hard to run any business. He talks about really hard problems of the business and helps you find a solution to those.

Click the link to the book The Hard Thing about Hard Thing: Building a Business When There are No Easy Answers

THE $100 STARTUP BY Chris Guillebeau

THE $100 STARTUP by Chris Guillebeau is a perfect manual that can help you leave the rat race and help you start up on your own. This book will teach you how can you start up your own with less amount $100, with insight from 50 ordinary people.

Here is the link to the book: THE $100 STARTUP by CHRIS GUILLEBEAU

Founders at Work BY Jessica Livingston

This book is a collection of interviews taken some great founders of PayPal, Hotmail, Apple, Excite, Software Arts, Lotus Development, Iris Associates, Groove Networks, Pyra Labs (, Yahoo, Research in Motion, Marimba, Gmail, WebTV, TiVo, Viaweb,, ONELIST, Bloglines, Craigslist, Flickr, WAIS, InternetArchive, Alexa, Adobe Systems, Open Systems, Hummer Winblad, 37signals, ArsDigita, Fog Creek Software, TripAdvisor, HOT or NOT, Tickle, Firefox, Six Apart, Lycos, Aliant Computer Systems, In this book, you will come to know the struggles they have made, their fear, values, and their candid response to the questions of interviews. You will come to know a lot about those founders.

Link to the book: Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days BY Jessica Livingston

Creativity, Inc. BY Edwin E. Catmull, and Amy Wallace

Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Edwin Catmull had a dream: to make the world’s first computer-animated movie. They made TOY STORY and changed the animation world forever. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality. It is, at heart, a book about how to build and sustain a creative culture.

The link to the book: Creativity, Inc.: an inspiring look at how creativity can – and should – be harnessed for business success by the founder of Pixar BY Edwin E. Catmull, and Amy Wallace

The Startup Owner’s Manual BY Steve Blank, and Bob Dorf

This book is for detailed, step-by-step instructions on building successful, scalable, profitable startups. It is a great book, with two parts, one part is for a physical business and the other part is for a tech business. If you are a seasoned Entrepreneur or a person thinking of starting a business this book is for you. Also when reading this book you should read it like a textbook for University and take notes rather than reading it as a business book for inspiration. 

Here is the link to the book: The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company BY Steve Blank, and Bob Dorf

Hooked BY Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.”. This book helps you understand why users use a particular app, product, or service. How to build a habit-forming product or service with great examples. Mostly this book helps you understand the psychology of users and how to tap into that human behavioral pattern to make your product habit-forming!

The link to the book: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products BY Nir Eyal

Hope these recommendations for the best start-up books are helpful to you. If you have some more recommendations then do write them in the comment. Subscribe to this blog to get such informative posts directly in your inbox.

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