Resources

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Alon's reading list
The Art of Explanation, Lee Lefever Book
Running Lean, Ash Maurya Book and website leancanvas.com http://canvanizer.com/canvas/lean-canvas-demo
The Lean Start-Up, Eric Ries
Business Model Generation, Alex Osterwalder Book, website, video and iPad app http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/canvas Download an empty canvas here too http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads/business_model_canvas_poster.pdf
The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company, Steve Blank and Bob Dorf Book on starting a business and customer interviews http://www.amazon.com/The-Startup-Owners-Manual-Step-By-Step/dp/0984999302/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375196828&sr=8-2&keywords=start-up+users+manual Especially useful for the Customer Development process created by startup expert Steve Blank and the art of customer interviews (used by Ash Maurya)
Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems Book on usability testing http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Plan-Breaking-Through-Business/dp/1422126692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375196941&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+plan+b On how to test anything
Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model, John Mullins and Randy Komisar Book on a different approach to business models, used by Alon as a starting point for the business model worksheet http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Plan-Breaking-Through-Business/dp/1422126692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375196941&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+plan+b
"Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman, Joe Knight, John Case" the basics of finance for managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Plan-Breaking-Through-Business/dp/1422126692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375196941&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+plan+b
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, Ben Horowitz Great book on being a CEO in start-ups, but much more than that... http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Plan-Breaking-Through-Business/dp/1422126692/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375196941&sr=1-1&keywords=getting+to+plan+b
Venture Deals, Feld and Mendelson Book on legal aspects, clauses, contracts for start-ups
Lean analytics
Business Model You http://www.amazon.com/Business-Model-You-One-Page-Reinventing/dp/1118156315#
Evidence based entrepreneurship (Aulet) http://www.amazon.com/Business-Model-You-One-Page-Reinventing/dp/1118156315#
Innovator's method (Christensen, Fyer, Durr)
Steve Blank's reading list Full list of books for startups organized by subject https://steveblank.com/books-for-startups/
TOOLS
Balsamiq Application for wireframing websites http://www.balsamiq.com/ free 7-day trial then license is $79
Giveabrief (Mac OSx only) Application for wireframing websites http://giveabrief.com/ free 7-day trial then license is $79
The Lean Stack, Ash Maurya Define, measure, and communicate progress to internal and external shareholders http://www.spark59.com/leanstack free 7-day trial then license is $79
BuzzTouch Build Android and iOS apps without coding http://www.buzztouch.com/ free 7-day trial then license is $79
Google customer surveys Free but high quality surveys http://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/home
TagMyDoc Application to manage rights on documents and update documents http://www.tagmydoc.com/
Start-up tools from Steve Blank AWESOME list of resources - you will definitely find something useful for you here!!! http://steveblank.com/tools-and-blogs-for-entrepreneurs/
Marketissimo (iOS app) http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marketissimo-marketing-ideas/id437978001
mural.ly https://mural.ly
Zoho Projects projects.zoho.com Great project management tool and for collaboration on projects
Power mockup (PPT add in)
Taivara (mockup on Keynote) https://taivara.com/free/mockup-templates/
Keynotopia Templates for creating mockups with Keynote
Captain Start-up (resources) www.captainstart-up.com No longer active but still useful
Inc.com Tools and articles
Entrepreneur.com Tools and articles
Google shopping insights https://shopping.thinkwithgoogle.com Tools and articles
Graphics and graphic design
The Noun Project https://thenounproject.com Great aid for visuals for presentations
Fiverr www.fiverr.com Freelance marketing and design services for only 5 dollars
Canva www.canva.com Great for creating presentations and graphics
99designs www.99designs.com State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
Flaticon
squarespace Site for creating a website, branding, a logo http://www.squarespace.com/logo State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
Pop (app for wireframing)
Genmymodel (use case designer) www.genmymodel.com State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
Illustrio https://app.illustrio.com
Digital Marketing Canvas (poster) http://www.digitalmarketingcanvas.co Poster like the lean canvas for digital marketing strategy development
RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
"Eurostat – European Statistics EEA – European Environment Agency OECD Stat Extracts United Nations Statistics The World Bank - finance International Monetary Fund - data and stats Statista – market data/statistic portal" Official statistics agencies
AskWonder https://askwonder.com/ Research of any key statistics, etc. - small payment required
Survey Monkey
TEAM
Wizbii, réseau social pro pour trouver cofondateurs ou bonnes volontés http://www.wizbii.com/
Les Echos Entrepreneurs http://www.lesechos.fr/newsletter/index.php/
Guide des Startups Hightech en France Olivier Ezratty Mar2015 http://www.oezratty.net/wordpress/wp-content/themes/Ezratty4/forcedownload.php?file=/Files/Publications/Guide%20des%20Startups%20Hightech%20en%20France%20Olivier%20Ezratty%20Mar2015.pdf 360 page start-up overview of high tech start-ups in France (in French)
TheFamily.co Paris incubator/accelerator/think tank/online training
Numa
Rude Baguette
Maddyness for startup news http://www.maddyness.com/
BLOGS
OnStartups Blog by Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot onstartups.com
Brown company blog on product development and innovation http://www.browncompany.com/blog/
Saastr Blog on developing SaaS-based startups http://www.saastr.com/
QuickSprout Eclectic blog on growing a business with a focus on digital marketing https://www.quicksprout.com/blog/
Blogmetrics-startups List of 100 best start-up blog by traffic http://www.blogmetrics.org/startups
Guy Kawasaki Interesting entrepreneur, VC, speaker, writer http://guykawasaki.com/blog/