Is it finally time to make your tech business idea into a reality? Knowledge is power in business, and in the rapidly evolving sector of technology, staying ahead is critical.

There are countless self-help books out there that look at life from an entrepreneurial perspective and drive forward inspiration. 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…

1.      The Industries of the Future

Like to know where your next move is? Well, this is the book you need. A New York Times bestseller, Alec Ross delivers an extensive insight into your industry’s most important advances, from cybersecurity and robotics to genomics and big data, using input from global leaders.

You may not know this, but Alec Ross was once a senior advisor for Hilary Clinton — covering innovation! His extensive travel has given him access to the some of the most powerful people in business, and his book is packed with astute observations regarding opportunities for growth and the unknown tech forces that are changing — or will change — the world.


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

Progression happens in stages, which makes this book the ideal read as it’s split into three parts. 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’re not allowed to tell anyone, but this book contains secrets from the likes of Richard Branson — shh! 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.

3.      The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

If you like to know what the future hold, this book predicts trends for the next 30 years — written by former executive editor of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly, it comes from quite a reliable source. The best part of The Inevitable is how it paints a picture of ways in which technological forces will overlap, mix and come to co-depend on each other — crucial to know if any of these trends relate to your business.

Want to prep your company now for the customer of tomorrow? Then, get ahead of the game.

4.      How Google Works

You can’t deny that Google is one of the most influential companies on the planet. But how did it all start and how has the firm stayed at the top of the game for so long?

Did you know that this book is written by Google executives, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg? 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.

5.      Networking Like a Pro

If you need to work on your networking skills, this book is an ideal read. Read this book, and you’ll boost your knowledge of overcoming various networking hurdles that could hold you back as your company grows.

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.


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