Book Recommendations from San Francisco

By Sarah Wroblewski

Understanding Variations – The Key to Managing Chaos

By Donald J. Wheeler

$35.20 at Barnes and Noble (Hardcover)

Recommended by the Lean Startup speaker Mark Graban.

There is so much information in the world it can be overwhelming. However, this book helps you to make sense of all that data. By looking at vast amounts of data in a particular way can help change the way you run your company.  Tons of charts and graphs to help those visual learners out there absorb the information about information.


Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

By Verne Harnish

$12.02 on Amazon (Paperback)

Recommended by Game Golf CEO John McGuire

Based on the ageless techniques to benefit the finances of your business. This book consists of realistic steps, case studies, and tactics when talking to banks. Inspiring text that lays out tangible concepts to help entrepreneurs succeed financially.

In addition, see the Verne Harnish’s updated book Scaling Up.


The Startup Way

By Eric Ries

Recommended by Sarah 

$18 on Amazon (Hardcover) given out at the Lean Startup Conference

Author of The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, released a second book that focuses on startup techniques. Ries informs entrepreneurs about the steps to take in the beginning a business to become successful. By focusing on customer needs and implicating innovation in the workplace, startups can grow into prosperous companies.


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