Resources For IT Entrepreneurs

by Alex

Few days ago, I met the IT community in my hometown. Naturally, during the talk I was referring to few books I highly recommend. So, everyone asked to make a short list of must read things. I prepared one. Here it is.


– Ask Jay (
Very good introduction to startups and venture deals
– “Signal vs. Noise” (
From creators of Basecamp (we use it very much at BETEGY). About the general wisdom in IT business. They cover many topic including business, development, marketing, processes, management.
– The Angel VC (
Blog of Christoph Janz from Point Nine Capital. He writes about startups, SaaS and early-stage investing. He gives lots of templates, examples, advices especially for SaaS business. All practical. All highly usable. No bullshit.
– Andreessen Horowitz VC – Ben’s Blog (
Blog about management in IT. Interesting but requires some experience in the business to follow.

– “Getting Things Done” & “Rework” & “Remote” (
Highly recommended. From creators of Basecamp.
– “Lean Startup” (
How to make startup successful.
– “The 4-Hour Work Week” (
How to make your live efficient and more productive.
– “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson (
No comments. Very interesting.
– “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist” (
To read to understand how venture deals work, what to negotiate, what is important, how VC firm work. Very useful when looking for the money for the startup.