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Product Design for the WebRandy J. HuntCreative Director @ EtsyWeb designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that’s as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest–or even as small as a tiny app–you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again.11/8/2013
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Talking To HumansFrank Rimalovski & Giff ConstableFrank Rimalovski - Executive Director, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute @ NYU
Giff Constable - CEO, Neo
Explains how to do the customer development interviews in a way that will get you the most accurate and actionable feedback.9/21/2014
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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream CustomersGeoffrey A. MooreOrganizational theorist, management consultant and authorBestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries.7/25/2006
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The Four Steps to the EphiphanySteve BlankSilicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician who is recognized for developing the Customer Development methodology, which launched the Lean Startup movement.Offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves some startups unsuccessful.7/13/2013
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Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early DaysJessica LivingstonPartner at YCombinator
Collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days.
1/25/2007
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Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel KahnemanIsraeli-American psychologist. He shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Vernon L. Smith. Kahneman is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology.Summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working oncognitive bias, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.4/2/2013
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The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of LeadershipBill Walsh with Steve Jamison & Craig WalshEx-49er's head coachWords of wisdown from Bill Walsh to inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.6/29/2010
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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Termopylae
Steven PressfieldAmerican author, of historical fiction and non-fiction, and screenplaysThe story of the battle of 300 Spartan soldiers against the Persian army.9/1/1999
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High Output ManagementAndrew S. GroveFormer COO, Chairman and CEO, currently senior advisor at Intel CorporationUser-friendly guide to the art and science of management.8/29/1995
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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American InnovationJon GertnerEditor at Fast Company MagazineThe definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovation.2/26/2013
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OnwardHoward SchultzChairman & CEO @ Starbucks
Schutlz's story of his return to Starbucks, and the success of the company in a tumlutuous economic time in history
3/29/2011
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The Art SpiritRobert HenriAmerican painter and teacher.Notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation3/6/2007
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Introducing Talking to HumansFrank RimalovskiExecutive Director, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute @ NYUIntro for the book, Talking to Humans10/1/2014
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How to Raise MoneyPaul GrahamCo-Founder & Partner @ YCombinatorAdvice on raising money for young startups9/1/2013
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StartUp SchoolYCombinatorFund early aged startupsStartup School is a free to attend, one day conference where you'll hear stories and practical advice from founders and investors.N/A
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Sequoia - Writing a Business PlanSequoia CapitalVC Firm, Investment Focus: Seed stage, early stage and growth stage emerging technology companies across the US, China, India and Israel.Information on successful business plan structure
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TechCrunchMultipleLatest technology news and informationContinual (Since 2005)
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PandoDailySarah LacyAward winning journalist and authorTo be the site-of-record for that startup root-system and everything that springs up from it, cycle-after-cycle.Continual (Since 2012)
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VentureBeatMultipleLeading source for news & perspective on tech innovationContinual (Since 2006)
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Hacker NewsYCombinatorFund early aged startupsNewsfeed of current trending articles in techContinual
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Ben Horowitz BlogBen HorowitzCo-Founder & Partner of Andreessen HorowitzReflect on the career experiences & lessons learned—as computer science student, software engineer, cofounder, CEO, fund raiser, company acquirer and seller.Continual
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Fred Wilson's BlogFred WilsonManaging Partner at Union Square VenturesDaily thoughts and conversationContinual (Since 2003)
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HeavyBit LibraryMultipleProgram for funded companies building developer-facing products and servicesVideos and talksContinual (Since 2012)
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