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Resources on Entrepreneurship

Resources on Entrepreneurship, Startups, Innovation, and More
List created and curated by Gregg Vanourek (@GVanourek)

See also Resources for Sweden Startups and Social Enterprise

Brainstorming and Mind Mapping Tools:

Business Models (and Business Model Design, Testing, etc.)
Business Innovation Factory
Business Innovation Factory (Saul Kaplan)
Business Innovation Factory videos
*Business Model Alchemist (Alexander Osterwalder)
*Business Model Canvas  (tool)
Business Model Fiddle
Business Model Innovation
Business Model Innovation Canvas (FluidMinds)
Business Model Toolbox for the iPad
*Empathy Map
Kaplan, The Business Model Innovation Factory (2012)
*Mullins and Komisar, Getting to Plan B (2009)
*Osterwalder & Pigneur, Business Model Generation (2009)
Osterwalder et al., Value Proposition Design (2014)
Osterwalder Business Model Alchemist videos
Osterwalder Business Model Canvas eCorner 
Ramfelt, Kjellberg, & Kosnik, Gear Up: Test Your Business Model… (2014)
Social Business Model Canvas

*Strategyzer (toolbox for business model generation)
Value Envelope
*Value Proposition Canvas

Business Plans
BPlans (Tim Berry), Business Planning videos
Bruce Barringer, Preparing Effective Business Plans: An Entrepreneurial Approach (textbook, 2009)
Business Plan blog
Business Plan & Start app

Business Plans Hub (sample business plans, from FormSwift)
Center for Business Planning, Business Plans
Centro Business Planning Tool (app)

Online MBA: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Creating a Business Plan
Planware, business plan freeware (business plan tools)

Competitions and Cups
*Global Social Venture Competition
*Idea to Product (I2P) Competition
Student Competitions 
X Prize
Venture Cup (Sweden)

Creativity, Innovation, and Ideation
Creative Confidence Blog
Creative Confidence
Creative Thinking
Creative Whack Pack app
Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles (1985) (Stanford University)
European Innovation Academy
Foster, How to Get Ideas (2007)
Hohmann, Innovation Games (2006)
iBrainstorm (app)
Idea Generator (app)
Idea Lab (student-led conference)
Idea Sketch (app)

Idea to Value (community for creativity and innovation)
Innovation Excellence blog
Innovation Games

Innovation Portal Tools List
Innovators in Action (Skoll Foundation video series)
*Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (2010)
*Kelley and Kelley, Creative Confidence (2013)
*Mattimore, Idea Stormers (2012)


Open Lab (Stockholm)
*Pink, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future (2005)

Quirky (invention platform)
Riffer (app)
*Robinson, The Element (2009)
*Sims, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries (2011)

Spigit (idea and innovation management software)

TeamUpStartup (social network for giving and receiving feedback on venture ideas)

Visual Thesaurus

Design Thinking
Brown, Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation (2009)
Design Thinking (Tim Brown, IDEO)
Design Thinking Blog
Despreneur (magazine for designers) (Stanford University)
*Empathy Map (pdf)
*Fast Company magazine

IDEO Method Cards
Lockwood, Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value (2009)
Norman, The Design of Everyday Things (revised, 2013)

Disruptive Innovation and Innovator’s Dilemma
*Christensen et al., The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997)
*Christensen et al., The Innovator’s Solution (2003)
*Christensen et al., The Innovator’s DNA (2012)

Entrepreneurship and Startups (General)
500 Hats (Dave McClure)
Andreessen (Marc Andreessen blog archives, now an ebook)
Anthony, The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the Market (2014)
A Smart Bear (Jason Cohen)
Aulet, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup (2013)
Barringer and Ireland, Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures (textbook, 2010)
Ben’s Blog (Ben Horowitz)
Blank, The Four Steps to the Epiphany (4th edition, 2007)
*Blank and Dorf, The Startup Owner’s Manual (2012)
BOSI Entrepreneurial DNA Assessment
Casnocha, My Start-Up Life (2007)
Chen (Andrew Chen’s blog)
Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (2005)
Clifton and Badal, Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder (2014)
Diamandis & Kotler, Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World (2015)
Dragon’s Den
*eCorner / Entrepreneurship Corner (Stanford Univ.)
Entrepreneur magazine
*Erickson, Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business (2004)

EXIT Promise (small business free small business advice online for starting, growing, and selling a company)
*Fast Company magazine
Feld (Brad Feld)
Forbes Startups
For Entrepreneurs (David Skok)
Founder Dating
FoundersFilms (YouTube channel)
*Founders School (Kauffman Foundation)
*Gergen & Vanourek, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (2008)
*Godin (Seth Godin)
*Graham (Paul Graham)
Happy Startup Canvas (pdf)
*Happy Startup School

The Heretic (daily advice for entrepreneurs)

Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers (2014)
*Hsieh, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (2010)
Inc. magazine
Isaacson, Steve Jobs (2011)
*Kauffman Foundation
Kaufman and Pienaar, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Your First Customers (2014)
Kawasaki, The Art of the Start (2004)
Kawasaki (Guy Kawasaki’s blog)
Kidder, The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups (2013)
*Life Entrepreneurs 

LiquidTalent (connecting designers and developers with jobs)
Livingston, Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days (2007)
Moore, Crossing the Chasm (1991, 1999)
*Mullins, The New Business Road Test (4th edition, 2013)
*Mullins and Komisar, Getting to Plan B (2009)
Mullins, The Customer-Funded Business (Wiley, 2014)
My Startup Has 30 Days to Live (blog)
Only Once (Matt Blumberg)
On Startups (Dharmesh Shah)
Open Entrepreneurship on Vimeo

ProTeams (connecting startups with development teams for turnkey digital projects)
Singularity University
Startup Academy (Sweden)

Startup Docs (free legal templates for startups)

StartupHire (job site for venture-backed startups)
*Startup Revolution 
Startup Toolkit Blog
Startup Videos
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

SWOT Analysis Guide (from FormSwift)
Tech Crunch
*Thiel with Masters, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (2014)

*Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (2015)
Venture Beat
Venture Hacks
Wall Street Journal Startup Info
Wasserman, The Founder’s Dilemmas (2013)
Weinberg and Justin Mares, Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers (2014)
Zero to One book

Financing, Crowdfunding, and Venture Capital (VC)
100 Tech Investors Active in the Nordics
Africa Angel Investors Network
ALMI (Sweden)

Crowdfunding for Changemakers (online course from StartSomeGood)
Feld and Mendelson, Venture Deals (2012)
Fisher, The Six Secrets of Raising Capital: An Insider’s Guide for Entrepreneurs (2014)
Grameen Bank
National Venture Capital Association (U.S.)
Periodic Table of European Tech
StartSomeGood (crowdfunding for nonprofits and social enterprises)
STING (Stockholm)

Unreasonable Capital (VC for social entrepreneurs in emerging markets)
Venture Cup (Sweden)
Vinnova (Sweden)

General & Other Resources
BrainJuicer (marketing and branding)
Customer Lifetime Value
Growth Hackers
Growth Hacker TV
Product Canvas
Shake (business contracts app)
Slide Share
TED (Technology, Entertainment, & Design) videos

Tugboat Institute (membership organization for long-term oriented CEOs)
Zoho (invoice and time-tracking app)

Incubators and Accelerators (sampling by country)
Australia: ATP Innovations
Brazil: Pipa
Canada: Bootup Labs, Empowered Startups, WUTIF
Denmark: Startup Bootcamp, Dare2Mansion
Egypt: Flat6Labs
Europe: DO School (Europe & U.S.), EUXCEL accelerator SpeedUpEurope
Finland: Startup Sauna, Inventure
France: Paris Incubateurs, iSource
Germany: Seedcamp, New Commercial Room
India: The Morpheus, TLabs, Seedfund, Aavishkaar
Ireland: Startup Bootcamp
Israel: JAL Ventures, Cedar Fund
Kenya: iHub, NaiLab
New Zealand: The IceHouse, Sparkbox
Philippines: PhiLabs
Singapore: Seed Accelerator, Get2Volume, Incuvest, Red Dot Ventures
Spain: Startup Bootcamp, Business Booster
Sweden: Bonnier Accelerator, Encubator, IdeLab, Ideon Innovation (Lund), KTH Innovation, LEAD (Linköping & Norrköping), SSE Business Lab, SSES Campus Fellows (pre-incubator), Student Inc., STING, SU Inkubator, SU Innovation, Think Helsingborg, Uppsala Innovation Center, etc.
Uganda: Appfrica Labs, HiveColab
U.K.: Seedcamp, Level 39, TechStars London
U.S.: Y Combinator, TechStars, 500 Startups, Unreasonable Institute, DO School (Europe & U.S.)

Board of Innovation

Intrapreneuring Café
League of Intrapreneurs
* Kelly and Medina, Rebels at Work

*Mattimore, Idea Stormers (2012)
Pinchot, Intrapreneuring in Action: A Handbook for Business Innovation (2005)

Leadership and Culture

*Blumberg, Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business (2013)
*Collins, Good to Great
*Collins and Porras, Built to Last (with Jerry Porras)
Collins, Great by Choice (2012)
Culture Canvas
Eisenmann (editor), Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts (O’Reilly)
Entrepreneurial Leader Podcasts (Stanford eCorner)
Free Management Library
Greenberg et al., The New Entrepreneurial Leader (2011)
*Leadership Books (curated by Gregg Vanourek for Triple Crown Leadership)
*Lidow, Startup Leadership: How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas into Successful Enterprises (2014)
*Life Entrepreneurs 

*Re:Work (from Google)
Startup Management
*Triple Crown Leadership blog (Bob & Gregg Vanourek)
*Vanourek and Vanourek, Triple Crown Leadership Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (2012)

Weirdly (cultural fit assessment)

Lean Startups, Lean Canvas, and Customer Development
Alvarez, Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy (2014)

Board of Innovation (lean startup training for companies)

Busche, Lean Branding: Creating Dynamic Brands (2014)
*Canvanizer (lean canvas tool)
Constable, Talking to Humans: Success Starts with Understanding Your Customers (2014)
Cooper and Vlaskovitz, The Lean Entrepreneur (2013)
Croll & Yoskovitz, Lean Analytics (2013)
*Experiment Board
*Fitzpatrick, The Mom Test: How to Talk to Customers and Learn If Your Business Is a Good Idea When Everyone Is Lying to You

Gelobter, Lean Startups for Social Change (2015)
Gothelf and Seiden, Lean UX (2013)
Humble et al., Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale (2015)

KISSmetrics (analytics tools)
Lean Analytics (blog)
Lean Analytics (book)
*Lean Canvas  (tool)
Lean Canvas app
*Lean Entrepreneur Experiment Map
Lean Impact 
*Lean Stack (Ash Maurya, Running Lean, blog, resources, etc.)
*Lean Startup
Lean Startup Circle
Lean Startup Machine Validation Board
*Maurya, Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan that Works (2012)
*Portigal, Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights (2013)
*Quick MVP (software)
*Ries, The Lean Startup (2011)
*Running Lean
*Social Lean Canvas
Social Really Lean Canvas
*Startup Lessons Learned (Eric Ries)
*Steve Blank
*Steve Blank “Lean LaunchPad” Udacity course, “How to Build a Startup” 
*Talking to Humans resources (customer development interview resources from Giff Constable)

Personal Development and Self Leadership

*Actualized (YouTube video channel on personal development)

*Gergen & Vanourek, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (2008)
*Life Entrepreneurs 
*Robinson, The Element (2009) and Finding Your Element

Third Path Institute
*World Values Initiative (Sweden)

Presenting and Pitching
Pitch Planner Canvas (Canvanizer)

Social Entrepreneurship
Brooks, Social Entrepreneurship: A Modern Approach to Social Value Creation (2008)
Bornstein, How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs… (2004)
Center for Social Entrepreneurship (Stockholm)

Crowdfunding for Changemakers (online course from StartSomeGood)
Dees and Emerson, Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs (2002)

Gelobter, Lean Startups for Social Change (2015)
*Global Social Venture Competition
Grameen Bank
*Impact Hub
Impact Hub Stockholm
Lean Impact
Lean Impact for Social Good (pdf)

Martin and Osberg, Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works
*Mycoskie, Start Something That Matters (2012)
*Net Impact
Nonprofit Sustainability
*Reach for Change
Samhällsentreprenörskap (Sweden) /
Schwartz, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation throughout the World
Shapiro, The Real Problem Solvers: Social Entrepreneurs in America (2012)
*Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum, Stockholm)
Social Innovation Europe
*Social Lean Canvas
Social Really Lean Canvas
Social Venture Challenge Asia
StartSomeGood (crowdfunding for nonprofits and social enterprises)
Thompson and Drayton, Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters (2014)
Toolbox for the Social Business

Unreasonable Capital (VC for social entrepreneurs in emerging markets)

Unreasonable Institute (accelerator for social entrepreneurs)
Westaway, Profit & Purpose: How Social Innovation Is Transforming Business for Good (2014)
*World Values Initiative (formerly World Values Day)
Yunus, Building Social Business
Zimmerman and Bell, The Sustainability Mindset (Jossey-Bass, 2014)

See also Resources for Sweden Startups and Social Enterprise