What Aspiring Startup Founders Should Read in 2021

And the Top 10 Titles I Recommend

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The top 10 books to read for aspiring entrepreneurs in 2021

Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston (Editor)

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Art of the Start: The Time-tested, Battle-hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

Founders’ Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wassermann & James Womack

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson

The Epic Launch: A Step-by-Step Guide To Launching Your New Business by Patrick Vlaskovits & John Jantsch (Editors)

The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest Growing Startups from Their Founding Entrepreneurs by David Kidder & John Danner (Editors)

The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank & Bob Dorf

Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.