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.

YouTube:

– Ask Jay (https://www.youtube.com/show/askjay)
Very good introduction to startups and venture deals
Blogs:
– “Signal vs. Noise” (https://signalvnoise.com)
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 (http://christophjanz.blogspot.com)
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 (http://www.bhorowitz.com)
Blog about management in IT. Interesting but requires some experience in the business to follow.

Books:
– “Getting Things Done” & “Rework” & “Remote” (https://basecamp.com/books)
Highly recommended. From creators of Basecamp.
– “Lean Startup” (http://theleanstartup.com)
How to make startup successful.
– “The 4-Hour Work Week” (http://fourhourworkweek.com)
How to make your live efficient and more productive.
– “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs_(book)
No comments. Very interesting.
– “Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist” (http://www.askthevc.com/wp/)
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.

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