Recommended Books for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book Clubs



Innovation and entrepreneurship book clubs are all about helping participants think creatively to solve difficult problems and create more value for their organizations. Popular topics include starting new product lines, customer research, creating a culture of innovation and scaling new businesses. The list below are some of the most popular book selections from our Innovation and entrepreneurship book clubs although we have hundreds of other books and are constantly adding more titles to our library based on each group's learning goals and participant interests.






In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as…




Essentialism is a must read for people interested in productivity and getting more done. It's a real eye-opener which challenges you to think about what's important and how you're spending your time. The book guides you through the process of saying “no” to the “trivial many” so you can…




In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.





Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas--entrepreneurs, teachers, politicians,…




Are you just playing—or playing to win?



Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies.



Now two of…




"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest."

-Polly LaBarre, coauthor of "Mavericks at Work"

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do…




Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.



Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating…