Startup Library

The Startup Library contains the most valuable advice in the articles, books and videos of the most progressive leaders from around the world. Build your startup in the smartest way!

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Start Here

ArticlesArticles

How to start a startup.

Makes you aware of the basics when launching a startup.

38 min to readPaul Graham
Startup playbook.

A bunch of advice from the most known businessmen.

31 min to readSam Altman
57 Startup Lessons.

Lessons drawn from the 4 years of experience.

10 min to readRethinkDB
Startup Advice.

95 short pieces of advice from the startups guru.

9 min to readSam Altman

BooksBooks

The Lean Startup.

The startup advisor and founder has described his lean startup strategy for startups.

336 pages to readEric Ries
The $100 Startup.

How to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose—and earn a good living.

268 pages to readChris Guillebeau

VideosVideos

The single biggest reason why startups succeed.

Analyzing the biggest companies Bill Gross has found one key factor that stands out.

7 min to watchBill Gross
Want to innovate? Become a «now-ist»

The speaker suggests to be a «now-ist» to create in the moment.

13 min to watchJoi Ito
Two

Launch an Idea

ArticlesArticles

How to Get Startup Ideas.

Three things the best startup ideas have in common.

32 min to readPaul Graham
How to Pick Startup Ideas.

Use new technologies to gain a first mover advantage in new markets.

18 min to readDefmacro
How to Make Sure That Your Idea Will Work?

Learn the valuable advice with market research analysis before launching the idea.

9 min to readIgor Izraylevych

BooksBooks

Business & Start-up Ideas: A Comprehensive Guide...

Based on research of 300,000 entrepreneurs, a guide from ideas to business.

144 pages to readAlex Genadinik
Where Startup Ideas Come from: A Playbook for Generating Business Ideas.

The right approach to the best startup ideas in one book.

150 pages to readMike Fishbein

VideosVideos

A powerful idea about ideas.

How to learn from computers.

21 min to watchAlan Kay
How to find a wonderful idea.

The band's creative process, showing how to look for wonder and surprise.

18 min to watchOK Go
Three

Build a Team

ArticlesArticles

How to pick a co-founder.

A short guide to the successful partnership.

3 min to readNaval Ravikant
How to Find a Startup Co-Founder: The Ultimate Guide.

All the ideas about team building gathered in one article.

38 min to readDanny Holtschke
Hiring, managing, promoting, and firing executives.

How to build a dream team for your startup.

21 min to readMarc Andreessen
Salary formula.

Why salary transparency is such a powerful force.

31 min to readBuffer Inc.

BooksBooks

Pulling Together.

10 tips to build a winning team.

96 pages to readJohn J. Murphy
The 100/0 Principle. The Secret of Great Relationships.

This book will greatly improve your relationships with the team and beyond.

107 pages to readAl Ritter

VideosVideos

Build a tower, build a team.

A simple team-building exercise to beat the average.

7 min to watchTom Wujec
How to Build Effective Teams.

How to coordinate work and resolve cultural misunderstandings.

3 min to watchYale School of Management
Four

Create an MVP

ArticlesArticles

How I build my minimum viable products.

How to launch 12 startups in 12 months.

16 min to readPieter Levels
If your product is great, it doesn't need to be good.

Why "more features = better" mindset is at the root of the misjudgment.

5 min to readPaul Buchheit
10 Innovative Approaches to Creating a Minimum Viable Product.

10 examples of an MVP ideas that caught wings and flew like an angel in the sky.

15 min to readDemian Farnworth

BooksBooks

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.

A strong study about driving customer engagement.

256 pages to readNir Eyal
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.

Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create new things.

224 pages to readPeter Thiel

VideosVideos

Minimum Viable Product - #leanstartup.

Lean Startup Strategy meeting.

42 min to watchEric Ries
Well-Design: How to use empathy to create products people love.

A new approach in product development.

39 min to watchJon Kolko
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Grow the Startup

ArticlesArticles

25 Ways to Grow Your Startup: An Actionable Marketing List.

Get to know the strategies that work fast.

13 min to readYuki Lee
The Press Release Is Dead — Use This Instead.

Key questions a journalist will ask you about your startup.

21 min to readMike Butcher

BooksBooks

Inbound Marketing, Revised and Updated: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online.

A comprehensive guide to increasing online visibility and engagement.

224 pages to readBrian Halligan
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising.

Growth hacking—to reach many more people despite modest marketing budgets.

144 pages to readRyan Holiday

VideosVideos

Blogging Without Killing Yourself.

A number of advice from an experienced blogger and a bestselling author.

51 min to watchTimothy Ferriss
How to Grow a Business: 4 Muscle Groups To Go From Startup To Scale-Up.

The best techniques to scale up the startup.

33 min to watchBrian Halligan
Six

Make Money

ArticlesArticles

How to Make Wealth.

To get rich you need to get yourself in a situation with measurement and leverage.

50 min to readPaul Graham
SaaS financial plan 2.0.

It's a simple plan for an early-stage SaaS startup with a low-touch sales model.

23 min to readChristoph Janz
16 startup metrics.

Numbers, measures, and metrics that illustrate the promise and health of a startup.

16 min to reada16z

BooksBooks

How to Start a Startup: The Silicon Valley Playbook for Entrepreneurs.

Essential lessons from 25+ Silicon Valley insiders who've faced the challenges of starting a new business and come out swinging.

228 pages to readTarun Agarwal
Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business.

Teaches how best to finance a business no matter the size.

464 pages to readAndrew J. Sherman

VideosVideos

Competition is for Losers.

If you want to make a profit you should avoid competition.

50 min to watchPeter Thiel
4 Weirdest Startups That Are Actually Making Money.

Truly creative ways of generating revenue in action.

1 min to watchZoë Henry
Seven

Raise Funds

ArticlesArticles

How to Fund a Startup.

Five sources of startup funding and the life of a very fortunate startup.

51 min to readPaul Graham
Fundraising Mistakes Founders Make.

About the common mistakes founders make.

10 min to readSam Altman

BooksBooks

The Art of Startup Fundraising.

Startup money is moving online, and this guide shows you how it works.

224 pages to readAlejandro Cremades
Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal.

Pitching is an essential skill for entrepreneurs.

240 pages to readOren Klaff

VideosVideos

The way we think about charity is dead wrong.

Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities.

19 min to watchDan Pallotta
4 Weirdest Startups That Are Actually Making Money.

Truly creative ways of generating revenue in action.

18 min to watchSimon Sinek