Season 5

March 5, 2021

Business: Shoe Dog - Phil Knight - The story of Nike

Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world's most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of …

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March 12, 2021

Business: The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

The Lean Startup is a scientific approach to creating and managing startups, largely based on the lean production process which was pioneered by Toyota in Japan. The book clearly defines what entrepreneurship is all about.

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March 31, 2021

Business: The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.

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April 7, 2021

Business: The Messy Middle - Scott Belsky

Notice how rare you hear business talking about the middle part of their venture? Best selling author, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, Scott Belsky wrote the book to address topics that he found fellow entrepreneurs seldom discuss. No one …

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April 14, 2021

Business: The High Growth Handbook

Author of 'The High Growth Handbook,' Elad Gil shares his perspective and learnings to scaling startups. It contains tactical advice on key issues for post product-market fit companies such as the role of the CEO, hiring executives, late-stage fundraising, M&A, …

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April 21, 2021

Business: Obviously Awesome - April Dunford

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, marketer, or salesperson struggling to bring inventive products to the market, Obviously Awesome is a must-read to make your product stand out in crowded markets. The author, April Dunford's, insights will help you find your awesome, …

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April 28, 2021

Business: Hooked - Nir Eyal

Nico and Sam discuss and review the best-selling book Hooked: Building a Habit Forming eCommerce Business by Nir Eyal. Hooked is based on Nir Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. We get to provide you with practical insights …

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May 12, 2021

Business: Venture Deals - Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals is a brilliant summary of things to know when raising capital as a founder. It provides a really valuable perspective of how VCs work and provides insights from angles of VCs as well as entrepreneurs. It is definitely …

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May 19, 2021

Business: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt

On the show, we dive into the book, Good strategy, bad strategy. The book dissects both good and bad strategy through lots of examples and gives a solid framework to identify both. On top of this, the book provides a …

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June 2, 2021

Business Recap

Recap of the business books that we have read Shoedog: Autobiography of Phil Knight, founder of Nike The lean startup, Eric Ries: How to build a startup, the antifragile way Ben Horowits The Hard thing about hard things helps...

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