Books to Buy When You’re Starting-up in the Tech Industry

Knowledge is power in all industries, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical. To succeed with your business ventures, you must grasp inspiration from somewhere — so we’ve curated a list of motivational self-help books that all have a business theme. From how to create the optimum working environment for creative minds, to the world’s next consumer-changing trends, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about entrepreneurship and the tech industry…

The Industries of the Future — Alec Ross

A New York Times bestseller, Ross 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. Believe it or not, the author of this book was once an innovation advisor for 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.

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World — Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

I don’t say this lightly but this book so different to other self-help business books. It helps readers understand the process through different stages of setting up a business. 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.

Without a doubt, successful people are truly inspiring and this book includes some secrets from Richard Branson. 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 Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future — Kevin Kelly

Does anyone know what the future will look like for the tech sector? Well, luckily for you this book discusses 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. Of course, technology is having long-term effects, but how does this impact our regular day-to-day? Want to prep your company now for the customer of tomorrow? Then, get ahead of the game.


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