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Alon's reading list
The Art of Explanation, Lee Lefever Book
Running Lean, Ash Maurya Book and website
The Lean Start-Up, Eric Ries
Business Model Generation, Alex Osterwalder Book, website, video and iPad app Download an empty canvas here too
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 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 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
"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.
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...
Venture Deals, Feld and Mendelson Book on legal aspects, clauses, contracts for start-ups
Lean analytics
Business Model You
Evidence based entrepreneurship (Aulet)
Innovator's method (Christensen, Fyer, Durr)
Steve Blank's reading list Full list of books for startups organized by subject
Balsamiq Application for wireframing websites free 7-day trial then license is $79
Giveabrief (Mac OSx only) Application for wireframing websites free 7-day trial then license is $79
The Lean Stack, Ash Maurya Define, measure, and communicate progress to internal and external shareholders free 7-day trial then license is $79
BuzzTouch Build Android and iOS apps without coding free 7-day trial then license is $79
Google customer surveys Free but high quality surveys
TagMyDoc Application to manage rights on documents and update documents
Start-up tools from Steve Blank AWESOME list of resources - you will definitely find something useful for you here!!!
Marketissimo (iOS app)
Zoho Projects Great project management tool and for collaboration on projects
Power mockup (PPT add in)
Taivara (mockup on Keynote)
Keynotopia Templates for creating mockups with Keynote
Captain Start-up (resources) No longer active but still useful Tools and articles Tools and articles
Google shopping insights Tools and articles
Graphics and graphic design
The Noun Project Great aid for visuals for presentations
Fiverr Freelance marketing and design services for only 5 dollars
Canva Great for creating presentations and graphics
99designs State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
squarespace Site for creating a website, branding, a logo State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
Pop (app for wireframing)
Genmymodel (use case designer) State your budget and design request and receive many design offers
Digital Marketing Canvas (poster) Poster like the lean canvas for digital marketing strategy development
"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 Research of any key statistics, etc. - small payment required
Survey Monkey
Wizbii, réseau social pro pour trouver cofondateurs ou bonnes volontés
Les Echos Entrepreneurs
Guide des Startups Hightech en France Olivier Ezratty Mar2015 360 page start-up overview of high tech start-ups in France (in French) Paris incubator/accelerator/think tank/online training
Rude Baguette
Maddyness for startup news
OnStartups Blog by Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot
Brown company blog on product development and innovation
Saastr Blog on developing SaaS-based startups
QuickSprout Eclectic blog on growing a business with a focus on digital marketing
Blogmetrics-startups List of 100 best start-up blog by traffic
Guy Kawasaki Interesting entrepreneur, VC, speaker, writer