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If you are in need of a book for a class project, business inspiration, or just an informative read, look no further than the Start Something - Agriculture Program Library located at 30 Curtiss Hall. With a wide selection of literature at your fingertips, learning something new is as easy as signing your name on the Start Something - Agriculture Program library check-out sheet. Click the image for a book below to be redirected to Amazon to learn more. Happy reading!


Books about Startup Businesses

  all in startup by Diana Kander    The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz   Zero to One by Peter Thiel     The Lean Startup by Eric Ries  The Startup Way by Eric Ries  Profit First by Mike Michalowicz    Angel by Jason Calacanis  On Innovation by Terry Jones   The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross  The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky    Startup Communities by Brad Feld   Startup Boards by Brad Feld   The Startup Community Way by Brad Feld and Ian Hathaway   Design Thinking for Strategic Innovation by Idris Mootee  Value Proposition Design  Business Model Generation  


Books about Successful Entrepreneurs

Principles by Ray Dalio   Quench Your Own Thirst by Jim Koch   Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz   Shoe Dog by Phil Knight   Who is Michael Ovitz? The Warren Buffet Way by Robert G Hagstrom                 The Intelligent Entrepreneur by Bill Murphy Jr.   Mover of Men and Mountains by R.G. LeTourneau   Beyond the Lemonade Stand    Tesla by W. Bernard Carlson

 Edison by Neil Baldwin   The Outsiders  The Fire of His Genius by Kirkpatrick Sale  Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance    Eli Whitney by Constance McLaughlin Green

Beyond Tallulah by Dennis Hamilton   Creating Abundance by Hiram M. Drache   The New Thing by Michael Lewis   Cyrus McCormick and the Mechanical Reaper by Lisa J. Aldrich   Small Giants by Bo Burlingham

Titan by Ron Chernow   1000 Dollars & an Idea by Sam Wyly   The Barefoot Spirit by Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey   The John Deere Story   That Will Never Work by Marc Randolph


Books about Personal & Business Growth

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb  How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton M. Christensen  Grit by Angela Duckworth    Mendset by Carol S. Dweck     Built for GrowthThe Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker A Cup of Cappuccino for the Entrepreneurs Spirit  12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson   12 More Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson   Life Entrepreneurs by Christopher Gergen and Gregg VanourekJamming by John Kao Self-Employed by Joel Comm and John Rampton  How by Dov Seidman  The Limits of Strategy by Ernest von Simson  Black Box of Thinking by Matthew Syed   The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker  The Strategy Paradox by Michael E. Raynor  Venture Deals by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson  Tools of Titans by Tim FerrissFaster Cheaper Better by Michael Hammer  Not Fade Away  The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday  Grow to Be Great by Dwight L. Gertz and Joāo P. A. Baptista


Books with Interesting Ideas

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb   The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley   Abundance   Outliers by Malcom Gladwell      The Physics of LifeRodney Stark How the West WON   George Glider Life after Google    Guns, Germs, and Steel    Fluke by Joseph Mazur    How People Learn

Doing Deals by Robert Eccles and Dwight Crane  Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed    Unshakeable by Tony Robbins    Regional Innovation Ecosystems    Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer