10 entrepreneurship books of 2022 on the highs and lows of building a startup

This year, books on the startup ecosystem in India and around the world have shed light on the ever-changing entrepreneurial landscape, especially in the wake of the game-changing pandemic.

From fundraising fundamentals, shark tank india judge Namita Thapar, and Complex Patterns of Failure, by serial entrepreneur Kim Hvidkjaer, to lead a breakthrough in any industry by entrepreneurship professor Danny Warshaw, this year’s books covered a wide range of subjects.

Here are 10 books on entrepreneurship and the startup ecosystem that stood out in 2022.

The Dolphin and the Shark: Stories of Entrepreneurship

The popularity of reality TV shark tank india reflects the boom in the Indian startup ecosystem. Namita Thapar, Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, and a show shark wrote about her experiences as a judge and her professional journey in The dolphin and the shark.

She explains why every founder needs a mentor as they grow, why organizations should encourage dissent, and the four Fs of the fundraising framework: founder, foundation, finance and fit.

Read Namita’s interview with His history here.

The founder of DREAM: Creating a successful startup

Dhruv Nath is an angel investor, director at Lead Angels and a professor at the Management Development Institute, Gurugram.

Advising the first founders in his book, The founder of DREAMDhruv stresses the need for a clear understanding of unity economics, marketing communication, and fundraising fundamentals.

The book also features short interviews with successful entrepreneurs, who share hard-earned lessons from their long journeys.

Check out the book review here.

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Winning Central India: The Story of New Age Indian Entrepreneurs

Bala Srinivasa, Managing Director of Arkam Ventures, and TN Hari, Angel Investor and Strategic Advisor, have teamed up to relay inspiring stories from entrepreneurs.

In the book, the authors discuss the needs of central India (family income of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 20 lakh), the impact of the pandemic on small businesses and how India’s youth can be exploited.

“India’s glory lies in thousands of startups, small companies liberated to become the big companies of tomorrow”, sum up the authors.

Check out the book review here.

The Maverick Effect: The Inside Story of India’s IT Revolution

The history of India’s IT industry spans decades, from the bureaucracy of the 1980s to the founding of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in 1988, to the Internet era of the 1990 and 2000 and the technological boom we are witnessing today. .

In his book, Harish Mehta, founding member and first chairman of NASSCOM, weaves together the story of India’s IT boom and how the software services industry rebranded the country.

Read the book review here.

How to Fuck Up Your Startup: The Science Behind 99% of Businesses Failing and How You Can Avoid It.

At 29, Kim Hvidkjaer has become a millionaire. At 31, he was broke.

In How to screw up your startup, Kim gives a masterclass on failure: what it means, what it looks like, and the strategies business owners can use to avoid it. It guides readers through the complex patterns of failure in the life cycle of a business.

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How Creativity Rules the World: The Art and Business of Turning Your Ideas into Gold

Contemporary art curator and founder of The Groove—a weekly email discussing the intersection of art, business, creativity and lifeMaria Brito dives deep into the process of creative entrepreneurship, dispelling myths about creativity through empirical data, historical lessons and stories about modern entrepreneurship.

The Art of Management: Managing Yourself, Managing Your Team, Managing Your Business

According to Shiv Shivakumar, managing your relationship with the organization is of the utmost importance, especially as the pandemic has brought about the Great Resignation and companies have learned the balance between work and home.

In his book, Group Executive Chairman Aditya Birla stresses that it is not only important to manage time, but also to learn how to manage ambitions, learning and energy.

See, Solve, Scale: How Anyone Can Turn an Unsolved Problem into a Breakthrough Success

For the past 15 years, Danny Warshaw has taught entrepreneurship at Brown University, USA, and See, Solve, Scale is his insight into how a problem can be structurally solved using entrepreneurial learning.

“The best way to have a great idea is to have lots of ideas,” Danny writes.

He describes the three processes involved in building a business: “seeing” using an anthropological process to determine what problem to solve, “solving” a value proposition through an iterative process, and “extending” your solution to have a long lifetime. long-term impact and learning to think big.

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Burn Rate: Starting a Startup and Losing Your Mind

Andy Dunn’s story resembles that of an average successful entrepreneur – he founded menswear brand Bonobos, was named to Fortune’s 40 under 40 list in 2018 and backed more than 80 startups through his venture capital firm Red Swan.

But behind the entrepreneur is a person living with bipolar disorder, who advocates normalizing mental illness in the workplace, has been charged with misdemeanor assault and wants accountability at the top.

Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Man

Genius Guild Managing General Partner Kathryn Finney shares her perspective on how entrepreneurs from historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities can run a business without needing a head start.

To build a successful business, a leader must be comfortable with the uncertainty, risk and challenges that come with building a startup, she stresses.

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