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02 Interesting Books On Startup and Entrepreneurship You Should Read This Month

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Oct 17, 2015

Reading is an integral part of our personal growth. All great leaders are great readers. At FS, we take reading as an essential element of our culture and how we grow. There are hundreds of books to read on startup and entrepreneurship, many are wonderful read and many are not worth a second read. As part of our monthly reading club here are two books we are reading this month. These are interesting and important books and written by entrepreneurs and makers. We hope you will enjoy.

Are there any other books you have found interesting and important, please do let us know in comment.

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Smart people should build things
Smart people should build things

Smart People Should Build Things by Andrew Yang of Venture for America
Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, offers a unique solution to our economic and social problems—our smart people should be building things. Smart People Should Build Things offers a stark picture of the current culture and a revolutionary model that will redirect a generation of ambitious young people to the critical job of innovating and building new businesses. As the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, Andrew Yang places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. He knows firsthand how our current view of education is broken. Many college graduates aspire to finance, consulting, law school, grad school, or medical school out of a vague desire for additional status and progress rather than from a genuine passion or fit.

Find more here.
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Start Something That Matter
Start Something That Matter

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of TOMS’ One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives you the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help you get started.

Find more here.

h/t: Amazon, Goodread, Raqueeb Hassan


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