Non-lame books for starting a business?
February 3, 2013 2:49 PM Subscribe
There are about a zillion books on starting a new business, being a manager, etc. My base assumption is that they're all lame, and the few I've flipped through didn't make a good impression. Any thoughts?
posted by jragon to education (10 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
Here are the things I don't want:
* A "you will be a millionaire in no time rah rah" book
* A "how to make the next big iPhone app" book
* An unethical book
* A book that's too old to have insights on how modern business is changing
I have a software design and development background and I just don't know much about running a business. I've always assumed it wasn't my thing, but now I want to learn more. I'm not expecting to make a jillion dollars, I don't want to try for the VC->flip the company thing, I have a tolerance for risk but I'm not an adrenaline junkie.
I'd also like something more current; I'd love the book to be a little more Andy Baio/XOXO/it's a new world for indies and a lot less Jack Welch 80's capitalism. I'm not against making money, or risk, or tough calls, but so many business books have a war/greed slant that isn't really my thing.
As for the exact business: I'm not sure. I'm looking for solid business knowledge that can be applied anywhere rather than aiming at one field in particular.