Every business is a little bit different.
Each business has it's own identity and personality.
I would use the following set of books and authors if I had to describe the personality of the business that I am trying to run, the products that I'm trying to build, and the team that I'm trying to assemble. Buster started out as just me. It was a solo owner business or solo entrepreneur business where I didn't have dozens or hundred of employees around me to learn from and bounce ideas off of. I had to learn through other business owners and the resources available to me.
Check out these books if you are running a small business or startup and need some inspiration or guidance as you guide your business through its earlier days. I hope that they help you as much as they helped me.
- Software Craftsmanship by Sandro Mancuso
- It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work by Jason Fried, DHH
- Great At Work by Morten Hansen
- The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris
- Refactoring by Martin Fowler
- Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin
- Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Tribes by Seth Godin
- Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business by Paul Jarvis
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Holden, Founder of Buster Technologies