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5 books you must read before launching your UK tech start-up


Are you prepared to take your tech company to the next level? Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical.

For those who are eager to learn everything there is to know about the industry, check out these insightful and motivational books. From how to create the optimum working environment for creative minds, to the world’s next consumer-changing trends, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about entrepreneurship and the tech industry…

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

An important how-to guide for the tech entrepreneur: Bold is split into three, staggering parts that are perfect for new business owners. The first section gives you an incredible insight into how start-up companies are today going from ‘initial concept’ to ‘multi-million-pounds status’ quicker than ever, and how tech — like 3D printing and androids — might be influencing this trend.

You are then led to read extraordinary comments and trade secrets from successful business people, such as Richard Branson, before you reach the section that night interest you the most. Bold’s finale discusses the various, actionable ways you can build your company, with tips on creating lucrative campaigns designed to rocket your start-up to the top. A must-read for the big dreamer. 

How Google Works

You can’t say that Google isn’t one of the most admired and innovative companies ever to launch — but how did it all start and how has the firm stayed at the top of its game for so long?

This interesting read was written by Google executives, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, and offers an authentic view in the corporate strategy, workplace culture, decision-making, and management philosophy of the brand. Renowned for its innovation, creativity, and ability to bounce back from errors (remember Wave?), this glimpse into the birth and evolution of Google is a must for anyone who wishes to emulate even a part of its success.

Networking Like a Pro

One of the great things about this book, written by Ivan R. Misner, is that it’s targeted at budding entrepreneurs and new-to-the-sector businesses. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.

It's important for tech start-ups to reach out if they want to expand in the industry. From making useful contacts to develop your business, to implementing an effective referral marketing campaign; Networking Like a Pro offers tools, templates and a results-measuring system to help you action your networking strategy and make valuable business connections.

The Lean Start-Up

For all entrepreneurs that are establishing themselves in the tech industry, The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries is an important read. This book looks at how new companies can launch, adapt and grow within an industry that has a lot of competition. Offering real examples of setting up a new business, you get a great insight into how to make a success of your business and avoid the typical pitfalls.

This book is essential to anyone who wants to remain innovative as their company picks up momentum.

Your One Word

Writer of the book, Evan Carmichael, created and sold his biotech company at just 19 years old — and if you want tips on how to emulate his success, make this title the next on your read list.

Your One Word has been written to help new entrepreneurs analyse their businesses, verify their aims and unlock their potential. If you need a boost of confidence and injection of motivation to start making your tech-business dreams come true, immerse yourself in the powerful words of Carmichael.

Pick up these life-changing books today and start your tech business off on the right foot in 2019.

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