When beginning a startup, it’s important to have the correct tools that will inspire and support us in hard times. These 4 books are a good starting point.

The process of starting a new project involves many activities and tasks that can be overwhelming and hard to follow through. Although there isn’t a complete guide that teaches us everything we need to know to start a new project successfully, there are many sources that can give us important information, inspiration and knowledge to help us on our path.

Books can be this source of knowledge for every entrepreneur. Up next, we’ll present 4 books that you must read immediately if you’re interested in beginning a new project or in case you’ve already started.

1. The Lean Startup – Eric Ries

To survive in the business world, you must know how to adapt, and this book teaches you how. When beginning a new project, we will, without a doubt, face a lot of uncertainty; therefore, we must be ready to make changes every minute. This book teaches a method that allows enterprises to change swiftly their direction and modify the plans in whichever necessary moment.

2. The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company – Steve Blank y Bob Dorf

If you’re just beginning your project or business, this book will give you a detailed vision of every stage of the startup process. The book is divided in four parts, which are: (1) how to start, (2) client discovery, (3) Customer Validation, and (4) Appendix A, where you’ll find a list to give follow-up to every step of the process.

3. Rework – J. Fried y D. H. Hansson

If you have already read many entrepreneurship books and you feel that every single one tells you the same thing, this book might be the one for you. ‘Rework’ is a very different book that leaves behind a lot of the old-fashioned myths of entrepreneurship and invites you to change your thinking and be more productive without investing so much time.

4. Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything – Guy Kawasaki

This is one of the best known (and best sold) entrepreneurship books, but the novelty of this edition is that it includes topics related to the digital world, like social media, cloud services and crowdfunding. It Is very important that every entrepreneur knows these new digital tools and use them in their business or projects’ strategies.

We hope that these books are useful and motivate you to keep working to make your business or project successful.