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Five founders share their favorite business books

In this collection of lessons from founders, we feature favorite books from 5 founders. The founders featured in this collection: 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, CEO, ToguMogu

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is an excellent read for founders. Additionally, I enjoyed 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, Dorik

These are three books I would recommend: 

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


Sarjeena Maodud, CEO, Sheraspace

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, Co-founder and President, Apploye

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, co-founder and CEO of Frontier Nutrition

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

Originally published on 31 October 2022, updated on 13 April 2023

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