Startup books you need to have on your bedside table, and read
Startup books play a big role in the startup world. We’ve heard on multiple occasions of candidates being asked about their favourite startup books during an interview. It’s worth familiarising yourself with some of the best if you’re on the hunt for a new startup job. But we’re all busy, and reading takes time. So, when do you fit it in all this extra reading?
Researchers are spending a lot of time looking into the effects of scrolling through our phone before bed and the results aren’t good. No matter how many bedtime apps you have installed, the bare truth of it is that phone screens are affecting our health. Harvard carried out a study and this is what they discovered;
“We found that the use of these devices before bedtime prolongs the time it takes to fall asleep, delays the circadian clock, suppresses levels of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, reduces the amount and delays the timing of REM sleep, and reduces alertness the following morning.”
“Use of light-emitting devices immediately before bedtime also increases alertness at that time, which may lead users to delay bedtime at home. Overall, we found that the use of portable light-emitting devices immediately before bedtime has biological effects that may perpetuate sleep deficiency and disrupt circadian rhythms, both of which can have adverse impacts on performance, health, and safety.”
What this information tells us that even if you are one of the lucky few to nod off despite using your phone, your sleep quality will be much lower. But why are we telling you this? Well, if you have decided to look for a new job in a startup, why not help yourself by changing your routine too and learning something along the way!
Here’s our list of some of the latest greatest startup related books out there that will get your brain buzzing before bed to give you the quality sleep you need.
Upscale by James Silver
We would start with James Silver purely because it’s not a buzzword packed information guide that will leave you reeling. Upscale covers industry expertise from some of the most interesting founders and directors out there. Throughout this book you’ll explore their journeys and experience and most important of all, learn from their mistakes.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is a technology entrepreneur and investor best known for co-founding PayPal. In his book, Zero to One, he encourages you to think about, quite literally, how you think. Peter Thiel is an expert in mindset and how that affects your business. He has a very positive outlook on the startup boom so it will leave you feeling even more enthusiastic about your chosen career path.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Eric Ries works at Harvard Business School as ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’. This is more of a workbook for people looking to be the next best entrepreneur, but who says that’s not you? There are some key learning pointers in this book you will want to apply to your own life and it’s the sort of book you’ll want to keep referring back to depending on your scenario.
The Startup Way by Eric Ries
Eric Ries is great at these books, so if you enjoyed the first suggestion you might want to move onto this. This book is a bible on how companies can grow and if you want to make your mark in a startup, then it’s worth you taking these ideas and offering them at the table when the time comes.
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