Entrepreneurship Books, Podcasts and Webinars

Recommended Reading

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

The Execution Factor: The One Skill That Drives Success by Kim Perell

Kim Perell made headlines for her amazing transformative story of a startup entrepreneur to an internationally renowned CEO and prominent angel investor. From her modest beginnings at her kitchen table, she went from broke to multi-millionaire in just a few short years. Today, she has investments in over 70 startups many of which have been sold to some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Now, in The Execution Factor, she offers indispensable wisdom as she shares her personal journey and proven program for achieving success.

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

In Purple Cow, Seth Godin urges you to put a Purple Cow into everything you build, and everything you do, to create something truly noticeable. It's a manifesto for marketers who want to help create products that are worth marketing in the first place.

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by John C. Maxwell

Wall Street Journal bestseller How Successful People Think is the perfect, compact read for today's fast-paced world. America's leadership expert John C. Maxwell will teach you how to be more creative and when to question popular thinking. You'll learn how to capture the big picture while focusing your thinking. You'll find out how to tap into your creative potential, develop shared ideas, and derive lessons from the past to better understand the future. With these eleven keys to more effective thinking, you'll clearly see the path to personal success.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

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

To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by William H. McRaven

Admiral McRaven's recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he encountered during his military service who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson M.D.

The One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. The audio also presents several studies in medicine and the behavioral sciences that clearly explain why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. By the audio's end you will know how to apply them to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

The Startup Owner's Manual by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

The Startup Owner's Manual guides you, step-by-step, as you put the Customer Development process to work. This method was created by renowned Silicon Valley startup expert Steve Blank, acknowledged catalyst of the "Lean Startup" movement, and tested and refined by him for more than a decade.

Podcasts

B Corp Effect

Discover inspiring stories of B Corp entrepreneurs, from BDC

Deep Tech: From Lab to Market

In this podcast, founders and Investors share how science-based innovation can go to market -- from clean meat to service robots. It is hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech.

Fiasco: More than a delicious dessert

Gelato-maker Fiasco is a brand committed to its employees and its community, in addition to being a yummy dessert. From BDC.

Pela: Waste turned into smartphone cases

Smartphone accessories company, Pela, has the goal of eliminating one billion pounds of waste from landfills by 2028. From BDC.

Ready Set Grow Podcast

A showcase of startup and early stage companies as well visit with innovators in the agriculture and food industry.

ZoneCast

ZoneCast is a podcast interview series that features entrepreneurs, professionals and academics.

Webinars

Live webinars for Entrepreneurs

On-demand Webinars for Entrepreneurs