Essential Reading

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Top picks from the ELab Library

Great reads from trusted sources!  And all available to borrow for FREE from the Enterprise Lab Library.

Don’t forget that your Imperial student/alumni/staff email also gives you access to Imperial’s digital resource library where you’ll find a ton of hyper-relevant databases and resources, like PitchBook and Practical Law.

The Lean Startup

Learn about what your customers really want from Eric Reis!

The Founder's Pocket Guides

Easy-to-read guides by entrepreneur, Stephen R Poland that cover the financial basics.

Testing Business Ideas

David J. Bland and  Alexander Osterwalder  practical guide to increasing the success of any venture with rapid experimentation. 

Where To Play

Marc Gruber and Sharon Tal explain how to identify, evaluate and focus on the right marketing opportunities.

The Mom Test

Rob Fitzgerald explains the best way to conduct customer interviews that don’t involve asking your mum!

Four Steps to Epiphany

The Godfather of lean, Steve Blank’s bestselling classic that launched 10,000 startups and new corporate ventures.

Running Lean

Ash Maurya offers a strategy for achieving a product/market fit for your venture.

The Unicorn’s Shadow

Ethan Mollick dispels the dangerous myths that hold back startups, founders and investors.

Think Again

For anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, this book by Adam Grant is a great place to start.

Zero to One: Notes on Startups

Looking to get inspired? PayPal Founder, Peter Thiel, explains that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create.

Talking to Humans

Giff Constable’s practical guide to structuring and running effective customer interviews – an indispensable skill for vetting and improving any new startup or innovation.

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