Here are 3 books I think are worth your time in the next couple of week,
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, Shoe Dog, one of my favourite recent reads. It’s an old school look at building a business from scratch that still resonates with the modern advice of “doing things that don’t scale”, overcoming competitive challenges and finding a niche.
Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, Bad Blood, which was my beach-side read last summer, it’s pretty much the opposite of Shoe Dog, it’s a textbook on how not to do things but also a commentary on the thin line startup founders and business owners toe when making promises and ask for forgiveness instead of permission. In this case, there wasn’t much in the way of forgiveness for Elizabeth Holmes.
Tweet/recommendation of the week by @mattlemay, watch the documentary “Metallica: Some kind of Monster”: