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Strategy

Must Read Articles

  1. Quantified Startup
  2. What does a startup CEO actually do?

  3. Be the Company Customers Can't Live Without
  4. How to find your competitive advantage

  5. When You Can't Innovate, Copy
  6. The best solution isn’t always the newest one

  7. Strategy For Startups: The Innovator’s Dilemma
  8. The mechanics of disruptive innovation

  9. Does Strategy Need Innovating? Primer on Startup Lean Strategy
  10. Startup strategy is crucial and quite unique

Sites

  1. Startup Lessons Learned Blog
  2. Eric Ries’ blog on learnings from the startup world

  3. Practice Trumps Theory
  4. Ash Maurya’s blog on pursuing constant action

  5. Steve Blank Blog
  6. A blog on navigating the startup world by one of the Godfathers of Silicon Valley

  7. Jeff Gothelf’s Blog
  8. Linking strategy to user experience

  9. The Startup Toolkit Blog
  10. Reflections on the startup world

Tools

  1. Lean Canvas
  2. A way to communicate your business model internally and externally

  3. Lean Launch Lab
  4. Innovation MGMT sotware for lean startups

  5. Founder Suite
  6. Various tools for startup MGMT

  7. Crowd Picker
  8. Online polls that help you make decisions

  9. Strategic Planner
  10. Insight on key competitors

Books

  1. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  2. How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

  3. Understanding Michael Porter by Joan Magretta
  4. Overview of foundational work in business strategy

  5. HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy by HBR
  6. Top 10 business strategy reads from HBR

  7. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  8. Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don't

  9. Hungry Start-up Strategy by Peter S. Cohan
  10. Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision

Twitter Influencers

  1. Eric Ries
  2. Founder of the Lean Startup movement

  3. Tom Eisenmann
  4. Harvard Business School professor who studies entrepreneurship, lean startups, platforms, and network effects

  5. Joel Gascoigne
  6. Founder/CEO & Product at @buffer. Focused on lean startup, user happiness, transparency & company culture.

  7. Rami Al-Karmi
  8. Entrepreneur, investor, customer development and lean startup advocate

  9. Sarah Milstein
  10. Co-host of The Lean Startup Conference and the new Office Optional Conference.