Ron Conway
Book Recommendations

  • Dear Founder

    Dear Founder

    Dear Founder

    Carlye Adler,Maynard Webb
    3.77 (191)

    Wise, practical, and profitable letters to entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and business owners in every field--from a leading executive, investor, and business foundermore than 600,000 new businesses are launched each year. how can a start-up find the funding it needs to survive? when, if at all, should a company go public? how does an entrepreneur build and manage a workplace--and create a lasting legacy?maynard webb has helped found, fund, and grow dozens of successful companies, and has driven strategic change at salesforce, ebay, everwise, and visa, among other worldwide corporations. known

    Ron Conway

    I highly recommend my good friend, Maynard Webb's new book.

    Jul 10, 2018 — Source

  • Power Up

    Power Up

    Power Up

    Magdalena Yesil
    Business & Economics
    3.92 (110)

    Pioneering silicon valley entrepreneur and investor magdalena yesil came to the united states in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in silicon valley. today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushered in the era of cloud-based computing. in power up: how smart women win in the new economy, yesil urges women to look beyond the alarming gender statistics of the workplace and feel confident

    Ron Conway

    Pragmatic & full of actionable advice, Magdalena Yesil's Power UP prepares women to go to the top in Silicon Valley

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  • Crime in Progress

    Crime in Progress

    Crime in Progress

    Glenn Simpson,Peter Fritsch
    4.23 (1,060)

    The never-before-told inside story of the high-stakes, four-year-long investigation into donald trump's russia ties--culminating in the steele dossier, and sparking the mueller report--from the founders of political opposition research company fusion gps.fusion gps was founded in 2010 by glenn simpson and peter fritsch, two former reporters at the wall street journal who decided to abandon the struggling news business and use their reporting skills to conduct open-source investigations for businesses and law firms--and opposition research for political candidates. in the fall of 2015, they were hired to look into the

    Ron Conway

    Fusion GPS continues to find the truth behind the Trump corruption in their new book, aptly named CRIME IN PROGRESS because the crimes are still in progress

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  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    Daniel Kahneman
    Psychology
    4.16 (389,431)

    In the highly anticipated thinking, fast and slow, kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. system 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; system 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fast thinking, and reveals the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and behavior. the impact of loss aversion and overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in

    Ron Conway

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  • Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Geoffrey A. Moore
    Business & Economics
    3.99 (26,008)

    Here is the bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries. crossing the chasm has become the bible for bringing cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets. this edition provides new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing, with special emphasis on the internet. it's essential reading for anyone with a stake in the world's most exciting marketplace.

    Ron Conway

    Recommended on Ron Conway's Reading List

    Jul 25, 2006 — Source

  • Talking to Humans

    Talking to Humans

    Talking to Humans

    Frank Rimalovski,Giff Constable
    4.09 (1,344)

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    Oct 1, 2014 — Source

  • Founders at Work

    Founders at Work

    Founders at Work

    Jessica Livingston
    Business & Economics
    3.96 (27,431)

    Founders at work: stories of startups' early days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. these people are celebrities now. what was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? founders like steve wozniak (apple), caterina fake (flickr), mitch kapor (lotus), max levchin (paypal), and sabeer bhatia (hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.where did they get the

    Ron Conway

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  • Product Design for the Web

    Product Design for the Web

    Product Design for the Web

    Randy J. Hunt
    Computers
    3.75 (266)

    Web designers are no longer just web designers. to create a successful web product that's as large as etsy, facebook, twitter, or pinterest-or even as small as a tiny app-you need to know more than just html and css. you need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again.in other words, you have to stop thinking like a web designer or a visual designer or a ux designer or an interaction designer and start thinking like a product designer.in this

    Ron Conway

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  • The Score Takes Care of Itself

    The Score Takes Care of Itself

    The Score Takes Care of Itself

    Bill Walsh,Craig Walsh,Steve Jamison
    Business & Economics
    4.25 (3,616)

    Bill walsh is a towering figure in the history of the nfl. his advanced leadership transformed the san francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty that won three super bowls. in the process, he changed the way football is played-pushing it into the twenty-first century. walsh is famous for his strategic brilliance and innovations, such as the west coast offense, but his enlightened philosophy of leadership was just as crucial, if not more so, to the unprecedented success of his teams. and that philosophy of

    Ron Conway

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  • Onward

    Onward

    Onward

    Howard Schultz,Joanne Gordon
    3.84 (27,514)

    In 2008, howard schultz, the president and chairman of starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as the ceo eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company and became chairman. concerned that starbucks had lost its way, schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul. in onward, he shares the remarkable story of his return and the company's ongoing transformation under his leadership, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic

    Ron Conway

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    Mar 29, 2011 — Source

  • High Output Management

    High Output Management

    High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove
    Business & Economics
    4.29 (15,216)

    The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. in high output management, andrew s. grove, former chairman and ceo (and employee number three) of intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. born of grove’s experiences at one of america’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a silicon valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as ceos and startup founders. grove covers techniques for creating

    Ron Conway

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  • The Idea Factory

    The Idea Factory

    The Idea Factory

    Jon Gertner
    Business & Economics
    4.18 (6,402)

    The definitive history of america s greatest incubator of innovation, the birthplace of some of the 20th century s most influential technologies, including the integrated circuit, the communications satellite and the cell phone.from its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, bell labs officially, the research and development wing of at&t was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. from the transistor to the laser, it s hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn t been touched by

    Ron Conway

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  • The Art Spirit

    The Art Spirit

    The Art Spirit

    Robert Henri
    ART
    3.9 (20,322)

    Embodying the entire system of Robert Henri's teaching, The Art Spirit contains much valuable advice, critical comment, and inspiration to every student of the arts.

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    Mar 6, 2007 — Source

  • Gates of Fire

    Gates of Fire

    Gates of Fire

    Steven Pressfield
    Fiction
    4.37 (34,036)

    At thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern greece, the feared and admired spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty persian army.day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the greeks to rally their forces. born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood,

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  • The Four Steps to the Epiphany

    The Four Steps to the Epiphany

    The Four Steps to the Epiphany

    Steven Gary Blank
    Business & Economics
    3.92 (15,917)

    The essential book for anyone bringing a product to market, writing a business plan, marketing plan or sales plan. step-by-step strategy of how to successfully organize sales, marketing and business development for a new product or company. the book offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. packed with concrete examples, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing and your business for success.

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