Best 2011 Books for Entrepreneurs

Eric Ries
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The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries

Best reason to read it: Starting a business is both art and science, and The Lean Startup provides a framework for the science of founding a company. “Lean” doesn’t only refer to bootstrapping, though; it also refers to developing a minimum viable product and then deciding, based on data, when to stay the course or shift directions.
Key Takeaway: As odd as the thought may sound, creativity and innovation can be efficient processes.