Six excellent business books for tech entrepreneurs 

If you’re the boss behind a brand-new tech start-up, then reading up on how to make a success of your new company is vital. More times than you can count, you will have heard that knowledge is power in business. But in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead really is absolutely critical for success. Allow this inspiring list of six books for tech start-ups, from UK business with booklet printing expertise: Where The Trade Buys, offer some motivation for you journey. 

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

Authors, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, have done a phenomenally impressive job with this must-read book. If you want to get off on the right foot in business, this book — which is split into three captivating parts — is perfect. 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. 

How did the likes of Richard Branson come to be the magnate he is today? Is there an industry secret you don’t know about? Answering these questions is part of Bold, where you read extraordinary comments and trade secrets from successful businesspeople before you reach the section that might interest you the most. 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 Industries of the Future 

This New York Times bestseller is a page turner for anyone moving into a new business or industry. Alec Ross, to author, 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. 

Perhaps you’re wondering how Ross has amassed so much knowledge about business. Well, Ross was once the senior advisor for innovation to the former Secretary of State in the US, 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.   

Networking Like a Pro

Many people who are new to a sector or running a company have apprehensions and fret about making a mistake that could harm their business in the early stages. Networking Like a Pro by Ivan R. Misner is specifically for new-to-the-industry people and is created to enhance your knowledge of overcoming various hurdles that could hold you back as your company develops. 

Making contacts is essential, both from a consumer and business associate perspective. 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. 

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

In the world of tech, tomorrow could look completely different from today, with new trends and gadgets launching and becoming hits in minutes. The Inevitable, written by the former executive editor of Wired magazine, looks at how multiple tech trends will transform how we live over the next three decades. 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. 

So, what type of things do you look at in this book? From home-based virtual reality to manufacturing-focused AI, author, Kevin Kelly, analyses the long-term effects of various technology and discusses how they could affect the generations to come. 

The Upstarts 

Often, the best way to learn is by looking at real-life examples — which is exactly how Brad Stone’s The Upstarts is written. The best thing about this book is the incredibly detailed account of two global companies: Uber and Airbnb. Reading this book, you find out how these giants began and developed to become two of the most respected and innovative brands in the world.

From how people travel to what they expect from accommodation, humans are susceptible to adapting if a better service or product comes along. What can your business do to change the world? 

Conscious Capitalism 

Capitalism isn’t just for the money-maker — it can benefit everyone. That’s the argument put forward by author, Raj Sisodia, and CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, in this book.

Being aware of how you should treat your staff, handle your business associates and deal with your customers could be the key to your success growing and improving. Referencing several other leading companies — such as UPS, Google and Amazon — 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). 

Choose your favourite titles or work your way through the full list to make sure your tech company is a success.