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19 Books to Read: 5 Founders Share Their Favorite Business Books

In this collection of lessons from founders, we feature favorite books from 5 founders. Founders featured in this collection are: Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel is the Co-founder and CEO of ToguMogu. Sarjeena Maodud is the Co-founder and CEO of Sheraspace. Mizanur Rahman is the Co-founder of Dorik. Sheikh Shourav is the co-founder and President of Apploye. Eddie Bearnot is the co-founder and CEO of Frontier Nutrition. 

Future Startup: What are some of your favorite books that you would like to recommend to our readers? 

Dr. Nazmul Arefin Momel: Although I am not a good reader, I still try to read whenever I get the chance. 

I recommend the book "The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries, one of the most popular books about startups. Additionally, I recommend Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People".  And I plan to read the new book by Tajdin Hassan and Shuvashish Roy, Think Like CEOs, and recommend it to others. 

Mizanur Rahman: These are three books I would recommend: 

  • The Lean Startup
  • Just Enough Research
  • The Mom Test

Sarjeena Maodud: Whether one is an entrepreneur, aspiring to be one, or looking to garner more meaning and clarity in their life, the following three are some of my all-time favorite reads:

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Sheikh Shourav: I have found the following books extremely helpful

  • 80/20 principles 
  • Build to sell 
  • Power of now 
  • Al-Ghazali: The Alchemy Of Happiness (Kimiya-e-Saadat)
  • Hooked 

Eddie Bearnot: These are some of the books I have enjoyed tremendously of late: 

  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyou
  • Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • Poor Economics by Abhijeet Banerjee

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