6 Books for Summer Startup Success

Highly recommended reading if you’re starting something

Summer is the perfect time for refreshing and reflecting, and with that can come reading! If you are looking to start a business or project, or just want to set yourself up for future success, these titles are an amazing start. (Reading on the dock is the way to go).

This list of books is not in any particular order, but we highly recommend them all. Time to get started!

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? Millions have been touched by the power of Simon Sinek’s ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on this — the third most popular TED video of all time.
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Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

A handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, this is for you. It is co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries.
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Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. This book helps you with the hard part.”
—  Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment
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UnSelling: The New Customer Experience

UnSelling is about everything but the sell. Unselling is about the big picture: creating repeat customers, not one-time buyers. Create loyal clients that refer others, not faceless numbers. Becoming the go-to company for something, before they even need you. Written by Canadian UnMarketing author, Scott Stratten!
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Create Now! A Systematic Guide to Artistic Audacity

The road to unfettered creativity begins here! Written in an engaging choose-your-own-path format, this unique guide transforms the creative process into a simple series of multiple-choice questions and answers. The journey begins with a simple question designed to spark inspiration: Do you have a clear vision of what you would like to create and why?
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And, one more book not in the photo we took on the studio floor (above).

Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact

Are you ready to “make a dent in the universe”? As a creative, you no longer have to take a backseat. In fact, stepping up and embracing entrepreneurship is the fastest route to impact. But where do you start? And what sets the businesses that succeed apart?
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