Books Recommended by Drew Houston
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Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business
Jay Conrad Levinson
Source: "[About] how do you get attention and users for your product if you have no money? The tactic of putting a video on Hacker News or creating a viral video, that was a seed that was planted by reading [this book]." - Drew Houston
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry Into Values
Robert M. Pirsig
Source: "[There are] engineers who [dismiss] all these things that can’t be fit into an algorithm, or that don’t have some kind of mathematical rigor underpinning them, [this book] is about that question." - Drew Houston
The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen
Source: "About how businesses get disrupted, and a lot of those themes are why startups can succeed and thrive even when there are big competitors who you would think would just wipe ’em out." - Drew Houston
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Source: "One of the great things that [the author] wrote in [this book] is the hardest part of being a CEO is managing your psychology." - Drew Houston
Crossing the Chasm
Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
Geoffrey A. Moore
Source: "It’s [about] how do technology products make their way from early adopters to the mainstream." - Drew Houston
The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Peter F. Drucker
Source: "I think one of the most valuable concepts from [this book] is measuring your time." - Drew Houston
Did Drew Houston recommend all these books?
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