Denise Lee Yohn shares her exercises, tools and action steps applied with dozens of Fortune 1000 brands that helped transform and create great brands. The book draws on inspiration from greats like Starbucks, Lululemon, what's common about these great brands and how you can apply those principles to your business too
Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, describes the challenges he had to overcome to keeping creativity alive as Pixar grew and integrated within Disney. Read this book to learn about the approach and processes to maintain and foster creativity in corporate cultures.
Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Seth Godin's book is a culmination of decades of experience to help people understand marketing and apply its core ideas to their own businesses. A must read book on marketing.
A step-by-step, encyclopedic reference manual by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf on how to build and scale a successful startup. Best to read this book in parts and reference it whenever you need help with a particular section.
Rob Fitzpatrick has written the most essential book on validating your business ideas correctly and in a way that is practical and will save you time, money, and heartbreak. It's a short book that basically says that you shouldn't ask anyone if your business is a good idea, because it's a bad question and everyone is bound to lie in varying degrees. It's not their responsibility to tell you the truth, but yours to extract it correctly. And this book can teach you how.
Great advertising is about writing compelling sales copy. In this book, Dan Kennedy shows why some sales copy works, why some don't, and to write copy for your business. These lessons can be applied everywhere, whether in Facebook ads, or marketing emails, or copy on your product pages.