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How to Boost Your Business Acumen: Top Books and Podcasts

Level up your business acumen with some of my favorite resources below. What would you add to the list? 👇

1️⃣ Required learning:

  • Zero to One by Peter Thiel & Blake Masters
  • YouTube: YC How to Start a Startup YouTube course
  • Traction by Gino Wickman
  • Podcast: All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg

2️⃣ Additional suggested books:

  • The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  • Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore
  • Case in Point by Marc Cosentino

3️⃣ Additional suggested podcasts:

  • Acquired
  • Bad Bets
  • How I Built This with Guy Raz
  • Invest Like the Best with Patrick O’Shaughnessy
  • The Oficial SaaStr Podcast
  • The Survival to Thrival Podcast
  • TechCrunch Daily Crunch

Note: I purposely didn’t include leadership & professional development books or any discipline-specific resources (e.g. Marketing focused). Those will be in another post soon.

What would you add to the list?
Love any specific one listed?
Disagree with any of these?