The two “Survival to Thrival” books “Building the Enterprise Startup” and “Change or Be Changed” offers insights for bootstrappers navigating the path from founding to scaling.
In his book “Working Capital Vol 1: It Takes More Than Money,” Sean Murphy defines social capital as the set of business relationships established with customers, partners, suppliers, and prospects. What is Social Capital? In an excerpt from Sean Murphy’s book “Working Capital Vol 1- It Takes More Than Money”, he defines social capital as …
“Skunk Works” by Ben R. Rich is a worthy sequel to Kelly Johnson’s “Kelly: More Than My Share of It All.” It brings the story of the Lockheed Skunkworks, founded by Johnson, up to 1995. There are a number of lessons for technology entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs starting their first business often hunt for a cookbook of recipes to make sense of a journey that is alternating between bewilderment and frustration. But startups fight for existence in a competitive and evolving environment, where changes in the technical or social substrates can invalidate their strategy or enable competitors without warning.