5 MUST READ BOOK FOR EVERY STARTUP FOUNDER

Nicolas de Kerchove
2 min readSep 6, 2021

Here are my favorite books:

1. TRACTION written by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

How any startup can achieve explosive customer growth. This book is full of useful and practical advices with nice examples of the different traction channels.

2. HACKING GROWTH written by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown

This book explains how todays’fastet-growing companies drive breakout success. Sean is the guy who almost invented the Growth hacking methodology. If you want to do growth hacking you definitively need to read this book. It includes detailed information about the growth hacking methodology with useful tools and examples.

3. ELON MUSK written by Ashlee Vance

This book tells the history of this famous man with his qualities and defaults. Really inspiring. It will give your motivation to overcome entrepreneur’s challenges.

4. THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK written by Thimothy Ferriss

This book provides you with many tools about how to focus on the most important things in your work and to automatize the rest. It includes many examples and pushes you to review your own life. Some examples are a bit outdated now but it still really useful.

5. STEVE JOBS written by Walter Isaacson

This biography is very inspiring and full of details. You may know many parts of Steve’s life but it’s still worth reading this book and understand the energy and the vision of this entrepreneur. There are so many things to learn from Steve’s successes and mistakes.

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Nicolas de Kerchove

Mobile app, game and startup expert. Growth Hacker. Awarded Entrepreneur. Nicolas has worked on 30+games, closed 10+ publisher deals and raised 6 funding rounds