July 18, 2018

推荐给创始人的书单/Reading List for Founders


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Reading List for Founders

By accepting invitation as mentor to founders funded by Shunde Innovation & Entreprenreship Fund, I officially started my mentoring from their 4th sessions of startup founders. I am hoping that I can turn my own mentoring as my self-education, discover and summarize things that are worth sharing with these young founders.

Resource list on this post are books, audios and other media that I've been reading and consuming since my 20s. They cover economics, technology and all the common sense I believe an entreprenure must possess.

Reading helps me to obtain the 3rd eye with which I can see through myself. It practically turns my life into a strategic role play game, where the more I know myself, the more black curtain I turned and unfolded, so that I keep seeing a bigger and bigger world.

On founder thinking and well-being

On VC and financing

Software as a business

The foundamentals: economics/writing/speaking

  • The Mises Institute,where you find a rich repo of economics topics as in-class audio (in mp3 format). If you feel daring and want the absolute root knowledge on Austrian Economics, you must read the book Human Action, the bible of Austrian Economics.
  • 制度主义时代/Age of Instionalist Economics,Mr Xue Zhaofeng is among the early mainland Chinese economics scholar and thinker who have been well-versed in Chicago School of Economics, which shares a root with the Austrian Economics.
  • How to make wealth, by Paul Graham, My Chinese translation. This article is by far the most comprehensive account on what is wealth from entreprenure's perspective. It shaped my basic value and believe as an aspiring enterprenure.
  • The Elements of Stye, the ultimate cheatsheet on writing well. Its Chinese version is also available here. But since it's all about English writing, you'd better read and collect English version of this book. It's been toasted as bible of writing skill by generations of straight-A students.
  • How to Make Money Early in Life: My Speech to the FBLA, by Gary North. Best part is on the BECOMING A BUSINESS LEADER section, where you'll find what are 5 basic skills of a business leader.
  • The Road to Serfdom (Chinese version), by F.A.Hayek. You never know what a boy grew up in Communist China became loyal reader of Hayek. You can collect it's English version here, The Road to Serfdom.

On reglisions, Budhism/Christianity/Guran/Biblia Hebraica (Hebrew Bible)

I've been feeling quilty of not knowing enough about major religions in the world, as required by my bacholar degree (English for Science) at SCUT. They are ultimate sources for understanding different cultures and thinking from people around the world. It seems that we are but living in an infinite loops of life if you appreciate the basics of all these works.