At LeanLegal, we love to watch startups get up, running and take off. There’s no substitute for getting out there and doing it, but here are our favorite resources for learning from folks who have made it big.
How to Start A Startup (20 video series by Y Combinator Pres. Sam Altman and leading entrepreneurs)
Founders School, Kauffman Foundation (from the startup gurus: video lessons, entrepreneur interviews, tools and exercises)
Women 2.0 (Interviews, panels and keynote speeches by leading women entrepreneurs)
Wendr pitch to Budweiser (our favorite pitch so far!)
Smart Passive Income Pat Flynn (podcasts and website)
School of Greatness Lewis Howes (podcasts and website)
Starting from Nothing The Foundation (podcasts and website)
Entrepreneur Thought Leaders Stanford University (podcasts)
The E-Myth Revisited Michael E. Gerber — A classic on growing your business through effective processes.
David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell — How unlikely success comes from adversity and disadvantage.
Good to Great Jim Collins — Why some companies make the leap and others don’t.
10 Minute Toughness Jason Selk — A system for mental toughness from a sports psychologist for world-class athletes.
The Lean Startup Eric Ries — How entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful results.
1501 Ways to Reward Employees Bob Nelson — Proven recognition and rewards for motivating employees.
Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It, Peggy Klaus — Self-promotion at its best.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni — A classic on building effective teams.
Good Boss, Bad Boss Robert Sutton — How to be the best and learn from the worst.
Bag the Elephant Steve Kaplan — How to win and keep big customers.
Leadership Rudolph Giuliani — How to track performance metrics for effective leadership of any organization.
They Made America-From Steam Engine to Search Engine Harold Evans — Two centuries of innovators.
4 Hour Work Week Tim Ferris — Blueprint for lifestyle design.