• Devansh Lakhani

Top 5 Titles to Read If you're into Start-ups!

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

We all know if you want to learn more, you have to read more. As a start-up founder, there’s always a knack to learn more and read more. So, we’ve rounded up a list of top 5 titles that will inspire you as well as help you lead your start-up to success.

1. The start-up Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups from their Founding Entrepreneurs by David Kidder

Within the pages of this book, you will find hundreds of interviews author David Kidder’s had with start-up founders. These stories elaborate their journey to success and gives an insider access to the hard-hitting experiences of some the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and CEO’s not to forget they’ve also revealed their most sought advice.

2. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries

Statistics show that most of the start-ups today fail. The author proposes that many failures can be avoided. He has come up with an approach to devise new metrics and success criteria for startups. What is it all about? You’ll need to read the book for that!

3. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

A must-read for those who want to enter the entrepreneur world, the book talk about how you can automate and create an income-generator so that you can focus on your passion. This author believes that entrepreneurship is a

great way to get back control of your life rather than working a 9-5 job. It explores avenues that allow you to live and work virtually from anywhere.

4. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap..and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

This book talks about the seven characteristics of companies that went from “good” to “great” and also how most companies fail to make the transition. It’ll walk you through the most important characteristics that any entrepreneur needs to inculcate in order to achieve success.

5. Nail it then Scale It: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating and Managing Breakthrough Innovation by Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom

Are you a struggling start-up? This book is a perfect fit for you. In this author explains the “Nail It Then Scale It” method, which talks about the recurring pattern most of the successful entrepreneurs’ use. You’re doing all you can in your power and are still unable to achieve your goals, this book might nudge you in the right direction.

About Devansh Lakhani

Director of Lakhani Financial Services, and a Chartered Accountant, he helps start-ups raise funds from his network of investors. He guides and advises start-ups to scale up by providing efficient sales, marketing, team building, and business management strategies. He has executed fundraising by block deals on the stock exchange and conducted IPOs and right issues on the SME platform to the tune of over Rs. 50 Crore. He is currently working with start-ups from various sectors to help them channelize their business models and investments.

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