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I am often asked about the books I think people should read if they want to be entrepreneurs and/or Angel Investors. Here’s a quick list. Some are relatively new, others are really old. I won’t bother offering reviews, just believe me when I say that these books changed the way I think about such things and may be helpful to you, too.

In no particular order:

  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers; Moore, Geoffrey A.; Collins Business, 1991
  • Business Model Generation; Osterwalder, Alexander & Yves Pigneur; Wiley, 2010
  • Winning Angels: The 7 Fundamentals of Early Stage Investing; Amis, David & Howard Stevenson; Prentice Hall, 2001
  • Venture Deals; Feld, Brad & Jason Mendelson; John Wiley & Sons, 2011
  • Angel Investing: Matching Start-up Funds with Start-up Companies; Van Osnabrugge, Mark & Robert J. Robinson; Jossey-Bass, 2000
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures; Roam, Dan; Penguin Books, 2008
  • The Year 2000: A Framework for Speculation on the Next Thirty Years; Kahn, Herman & Anthony J. Weiner, The MacMillan Company, 1967
  • The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business;Clayton M. Christensen;Collins Business Essentials), 2003
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; Kuhn, Thomas S.; The University of Chicago Press, 1962

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