Monday, 28 November 2016
My Reading List for Security Start-Ups
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Today, there are a large number of security startups trying to assure our data and infrastructure.  I have done two data communications start-ups in the past, over a period of 13 years.   One company was acquired by a larger firm; the second went public on NASDAQ.  The following reading list represents ideas that I wish I had at the time.  I think they will valuable to leadership in any security start-up.  None of these are technical books.  I will assume that any reader is already at the expert level in their field.  These selections focus on leadership, marketing and business.

TITLE

AUTHOR

WHY READ?

How To Win At The Sport Of Business

Mark Cuban

Tips from a master business builder

Show and Tell

Dan Roam

How to create effective presentations

Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard

How to lead, while wearing many hats

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni

Building your team is the number one critical success factor

The Art of Getting Your Own Sweet Way

Phillip Crosby

Classic guide by one of the founders of the quality movement

Toward Establishing a Successful Technology Business Entrepreneurship

Milton Chang

Handbook for building a business, from a serial entrepreneur

The Innovators

Walter Isaacson

Some time for inspiration

Getting to Plan B

John Mullins & Randy Komisar

You will need this

Powerlines

Steve Cone

How to turn your ideas into brands

The Art of the Start

Guy Kawasaki

Lessons from the start-up evangelist

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Posted on 11/28/2016 1:35 PM by Fred Scholl
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