Here’s 7 top reads if you’re starting up a tech company

Success in business doesn’t come easy, particularly one within the fiercely competitive tech industry. Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical. To help you get ahead, Where The Trade Buys, a leader in commercial book printing, has put together this checklist of top tech books for new entrepreneurs.

From how to create the optimum working environment for creative minds, to the world’s next consumer-changing trends, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about entrepreneurship and the tech industry…

Top read 1: Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Bold, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, shows you how to move from ‘initial idea’ to ‘massive success status’ rapidly. Not just that, it also details how features such as 3D printing and androids may impact on your business over the years.

Read all about Richard Branson’s and other magnates’ successes, before you reach the finale about the various, actionable ways you can build your company, with tips on creating lucrative campaigns designed to rocket your start-up to the top. A must-read for the big dreamer.

Top read 2: How Google Works

What’s the secret to Google’s success? If you want to find out what makes this digital brand the biggest player in the industry, read How Google Works by Google executives, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg.

This is an invaluable resource for a real view into strategy, culture, decision-making, and management in the workplace. Renowned for its innovation, creativity, and ability to bounce back from errors (remember Wave?), this glimpse into the birth and evolution of Google is a must for anyone who wishes to emulate even a part of its success.

Top read 3: The Industries of the Future

Alec Ross has produced a New York Times bestseller, which enlightens you about all things tech and business — from robots to cybersecurity.

The author was once the senior advisor for innovation to the former Secretary of State in the US, Hilary Clinton. With his credentials, his viewpoint — and the opinions of other global leaders he uses in his book — is priceless. His extensive travel has given him access to the some of the most powerful people in business, and his book is packed with astute observations regarding opportunities for growth and the unknown tech forces that are changing — or will change — the world.

Top read 4: Networking Like a Pro

Do you struggle with networking? Then you need to read Networking Like a Pro by Ivan R. Misner from cover to cover. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.

Making connections is critical to a tech entrepreneur. From making useful contacts to develop your business, to implementing an effective referral marketing campaign; Networking Like a Pro offers tools, templates and a results-measuring system to help you action your networking strategy and make valuable business connections.

Top read 5: The Lean Start-Up

The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries is an essential read for everyone entering the tech industry. This book looks at how new companies can launch, adapt and grow within an industry that has fierce competition. Offering real examples of setting up a new business, you get a great insight into how to make a success of your business and avoid the typical pitfalls.

Make sure to pick up this book, to stay creative as the years go on.

Top read 6: Your One Word

A staggering fact… Evan Carmichael, the author of this book, launched and sold his biotech company before he was 20 years old. So, surely his book must offer us some excellent insights. Your One Word helps new entrepreneurs analyse their businesses, verify their aims and unlock their potential. Need a boost of confidence to drive you on? Immerse yourself in the powerful words of Carmichael.

Top read 7: Conscious Capitalism

According to Raj Sisodia, along with John Mackey of CEO of Whole Foods, capitalism is good and can be advantageous to everyone — that means workers and the Earth, as well as shareholders and employers.

Other leading companies — such as UPS, Google and Amazon — are referenced within this book. Conscious Capitalism gives an insightful and expert analysis of how you can infuse your business environment with positivity for the optimum workplace culture (an essential component of Google’s success and almost expected by many people working within the innovative tech industry today).

This book offers a contemplative guide and will help you reconsider how you treat, and will treat, everyone who comes into contact with your business. Not only that, but it will also make you more aware of your brand’s impact on the planet — key to the future of commerce.