If you’ve got a great tech start-up idea, you must be prepared to drive it into reality. Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical.
With the help of Where The Trade Buys, outdoor signs supplier, we’ve curated a list of the top motivational reads for tech entrepreneurs that can inspire you to develop even further with your idea. 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…
The Industries of the Future
In the tech sector, you must always be one step ahead and that is what this book allows you to do. A New York Times bestseller, Ross delivers an extensive insight into your industry’s most important advances, from cybersecurity and robotics to genomics and big data, using input from global leaders.
Author Alec Ross was a senior advisor for innovation for Hilary Clinton! 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.
Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
This book is perfect for those just stepping foot into the world of business and is penned by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. The first section gives you an incredible insight into how start-up companies are today going from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds status’ quicker than ever, and how tech — like 3D printing and androids — might be influencing this trend.
In this book, expect secrets from some of the biggest players in business. Bold’s finale discusses 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.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
Written by the former executive editor of Wired magazine, this book takes a look at what is to come in the next 30 years in tech. The best part of The Inevitable is how it paints a picture of ways in which technological forces will overlap, mix and come to co-depend on each other — crucial to know if any of these trends relate to your business.
This book discusses how technology will impact the way we work and live. Want to prep your company now for the customer of tomorrow? Then, get ahead of the game.
How Google Works
Google is a company we’ve all heard of and is leading the game in the tech sector. But how? How Google Works was written by Google executives, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, and offers an authentic view in the corporate strategy, workplace culture, decision-making, and management philosophy of the brand. 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.
Networking Like a Pro
Written by Ivan R. Misner, this book is a great introduction to the world of business. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.
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.