Current Reads

Here you will find a list of books I have recently read and a quick review of my opinion of each.


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The Lean Startup

I just started this recently, but I am already immersed in the story telling style of this book. Ries does a fantastic job of using both his experiences as well as metaphors to make sense of his Lean Startup practices. This book is a must-read for any person who is or will eventually be in a management or an innovation position within an existing company or their own startup.


Shoe Dog

I absolutely recommend this one to just about anyone, but for me this book struck the perfect cord. I am both a lover of shoes and entrepreneurship, and Phil Knight weaves the two together in a memoir-style fashion that is an incredible read.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.

This is a great read and incredibly inspirational. Of course, Elon is quite literally a genius, so it doesn’t entirely apply to those of us who don’t have a photographic memory like he does. Nonetheless, his drive and desire to succeed that is conveyed in this book is contagious.

Have a suggestion of a book I should read? Let me know on twitter @carterseverns.