TWiST: Required Reading / Viewing List

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  • Jay

    Someone recently wrote about the story of Papillon.

    http://stephenwalters.posterous.com/what-i-thought-about-a-book-papillon-henri-ch/

    I recall seeing the movie and his persistance being a hallmark trait for any startup.

  • Scott Simko

    Jay- That is a compelling post, it does sound like a good book

  • Books
    Just Listen by Dr. Mark Goulston, TWiST #21
    How The Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
    The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
    Purple Cow by Seth Godin
    The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
    Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk, TWiST #24
    Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, TWiST#46
    Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, TWiST #45
    <b.Videos
    The King of Kong
    Man on Wire
    We Live in Public
    Deep Water
    Gladiator
    Black Hawk Down
    I’ve watched Deep Water, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down…but I think I need a refresher.

  • How about the Video The Abyss, JC’s better directing work

    The two plot themes of the military and non-military could be said to be two w=startup strategies..

  • Jon

    How about There WIll Be Blood – great entrepreneurial movie

  • I recommend book Founders at Work.

    As for the movies, this single take from Children of Men is really worth watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQLrnN3qsDs&feature=related

  • jhando

    Books I recommend to web entrepreneurs ('webpreneurs'):

    The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
    Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson
    The Fundamentals of Marketing by Edward Russell
    7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
    Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki
    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

  • jhando

    Video I recommend also:

    Lemonade Stories – http://www.lemonadestories.com/
    Records real life stories of successful business people and how significant their moms were to their success.