Startup Books Every New Founder Should Read

If you’re a first time or student founder, or simply looking to learn more about starting a company, here’s a curated list of best startup books to read to get you up to speed.


tartup Books Every New Founder Should Read

Based on his experiences as a founder, employee, and advisor, Eric proposes the lean startup strategy, a methodology used by top startups today which suggests shorter product development cycles through hypothesis-driven experimentation aimed at meeting the needs of early customers. This methodology forged a path for the lean startup movement, with annual conferences and meet-ups throughout the world.


HBS professor and businessman Clay Christensen outlines the dilemma that many companies face even when they seemingly do everything “right.” Christensen first coined the term “disruptive innovation,” outlining an S-Curve to describe the many iterations a product will make to provide value to customers.


Acclaimed psychologist Daniel Kahneman details his research on the two types of thought: those that involve instinct and emotion, and those involving slower, more deliberate logic. Kahneman shares examples of common biases in decision making based on basic principles of human behavior.


This book is an insiders guide to venture financing, covering topics such as fundraising, negotiation, and understanding the VC model. Authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson, Managing Directors of Foundry Group demystify legal jargon and common misunderstandings associated with term sheets, cap tables, and letters of intent. A must read for any founder fundraising for the first time!


Through a series of essays, co-founder of Viaweb and venture capitalist Paul Graham examines commonly held assumptions about programmers and hackers, helping to showcase characteristics and tell important stories around the renaissance if the programming language, or the Open Source Movement, drawing parallels between two art forms: hacking, and painting.


Jessica Livingston, founding partner at Y Combinator shares a collection of interviews from early stage startups that she has worked with throughout her career. Livingston covers topics including the importance of a founding team, or managing early funding from entrepreneurs such as Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail).


Donald A. Norman, cognitive scientist and usability engineer, and former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California asserts that the communication between an object and a user is optimized by design. Through use cases, Norman explores what makes good and bad design, while proposing design principles such as user-centered design.


Former CEO of Intel, Andrew Grove provides a guide to the art and science of management, covering topics such as creating managerial leverage, running effective meetings, or motivating employees. The book serves as a practical guide for new founders exploring management techniques for the first time.


Academic and HBS professor Noam Wasserman draws upon his research to explore common early decisions made by founders and how to avoid pitfalls associated with them. Drawing on anecdotes from Evan Williams of Twitter and Tim Westergren of Pandora, Wasserman explores topics including splitting equity with friends or family, or being an adaptable leader.


Moore details a startup’s journey in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle, explaining why a chasm between the early adopters and the early majority, and how to narrow this chasm in pursuit of accelerating business adoption.


Writer, educational activist, and entrepreneur, Tim Ferriss provides a blueprint for streamlining specific business actions and eliminating distractions, with the idea that 80% of your productivity comes from 20% of your time.

50 Best WordPress Plugins of 2016

With almost 5,000 WordPress plugins in our library, it can be hard to pick out the right plugins for your website.


Finding the best WordPress theme is only half the battle. Making it look exactly how you wanted can take additional items, like menus, widgets and plugins, before you get your dream website. WordPress has solid customization options straight out of the box, but with limited knowledge of PHP or CSS, it can quickly become more work than you had originally planned.

The best-selling WordPress plugins that were created and developed in 2016. 
1. Massive Addons for Visual Composer
“Massive Addons for Visual Composer is the most complete extensions package. Over 1700 presets, more then 70 shortcodes & additions, easy to use.”
2. YouTube Plugin – WordPress Gallery for YouTube
“Prepare your website for showing YouTube videos in the best way. Yottie is a powerful WordPress plugin for YouTube, which your website deserves. It allows selecting the desired channels and even single videos for creating your own playlist right on your website.”
3. Cornerstone | The WordPress Page Builder
Cornerstone is a 100% front-end WordPress page builder that will change the way you create pages. Gone are the days of having to click back and forth between a clunky admin panel and your site. Now you can see all of your work as you build the page, bringing fun back into the creative process.”
4. Events Schedule – WordPress Plugin
“Simple but versatile WordPress plugin, for an elegant display of your classes or events. You can choose one of the five timetable styles, each with different design and features.”
5. Mega Menu for Visual Composer
“WP Mega Menu Tennessee Titans jersey womens is a WordPress add-on for Visual Composer has a simple a interface, easy to use.”
6. Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin
Ultimate Affiliate Pro is the newest and most completed Affiliate WordPress Plugin that allow you provide a premium platform for your Affiliates with different rewards and amounts based on Ranks or special Offers.”
7. Modern Events Calendar – Responsive Event Scheduler & Booking For WordPress
Modern Events Calendar has been created according to trending design methods and latest technology with attractive design based on practical concept of design. We gathered all features of event calendar as you desire with advanced booking system and many other useful options which are practical in real world!”
8. Stachethemes Event Calendar – WordPress Events Calendar Plugin
“Display events in calendar or in single page, share events on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Google +, allow users to submit events from the front-end, and create single or multiple day events.”
9. DW Question & Answer Pro – WordPress Plugin
“DW Question & Answer Pro is an all-time favourite question & answer plugin for WordPress. Your WordPress site will have a full-featured question & answer section like StackOverflow, Quora or Yahoo Answers.”
10. RnB – WooCommerce Rental & Booking System
“RnB – WooCommerce Rental & Booking is a user friendly woocommerce booking plugin built as woocommerce extension. This powerful woocommerce plugin allows you to sell your time or date based bookings. It creates a new product type to your WooCommerce site. Perfect for those wanting to offer rental , booking , or real estate agencies or services.”

Here’s our list of the 40 best selling WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon of all time. 
1. Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress

Compatible with any theme, this page builder can instantly add a personal touch to a website. No coding experience is required as this turns the standard WordPress editor into a rich customization tool. There are unlimited design options, allowing even the standard theme to look like a high end website.
2. Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

This mobile friendly, responsive slider is ideal for presenting your images and ideas on your website. This highly customizable slider has a rich editing interface and inbuilt optimization to ensure that loading speed is not sacrificed for this awesome plugin.
3. UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin

This is the ultimate mega menu for WordPress. With a fully responsive design and the option to add custom styling and HTML, no two menus need be the same. The easily useable interface means that no programming experience is required to achieve your desired results.
4. LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

LayerSlider WP is a premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages. It supports both 2D and 3D in more than 200 available presets!
5. Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer

Building on the already impressive Visual Composer plugin, this responsive additional provides unlimited possibilities and support you can rely on. Opening up the option of video backgrounds for you website as well as a whole host of other options, this turns an awesome plugin into a must have.
6. RoyalSlider – Touch Content Slider for WordPress

Royal Slider for WordPress is responsive image gallery and HTML content slider plugin with touch swipe navigation. Plugin is mobile-friendly and allows creating completely custom slideshows and css3 banner rotators with images, videos or HTML content in slides.
7. Ninja Popups for WordPress

This plugin improves conversions using a number of techniques; need to lock your content unless the user signs up? This plugin allows that. Hoping to retain the user when they go to leave the website? No problem. This powerful popup plugin even offers 8 completely free cheap jerseys opt-in popups, so start improving your conversions now!
8. EventOn – WordPress Event Calendar Plugin

The number one calendar plugin for WordPress is EventOn, supporting multi-day events, a sleek grid layout, support for maps and custom meta fields, there is no reason to use the default WordPress calendar option.
9. Essential Grid WordPress Plugin

Some of the most popular websites use a grid system. These layouts allow total control over how your posts or items are displayed and offer a responsive flow for the user. The customization options for this plugin by Theme Punch are endless and the integration with Visual Composer adds even more value to the number one plugin.
10. Hide My WP – Amazing Security Plugin for WordPress!

With this plugin, new vulnerabilities for your site are revealed. Did you know that 7 out of the top 10 most popular e-commerce plugins are vulnerable to common web attacks? Protect your site with the only intrusion detection and prevention system with customized rules for WordPress.

11. Quform – WordPress Form Builder

12. Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress

13. Justified Image Grid – Premium WordPress Gallery

14. WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates – WordPress Plugin

<p “>15. UserPro – User Profiles with Social Login

16. Master Slider – WordPress Responsive Touch Slider

17. MyMail – Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress

18. WordPress Social Stream

19. Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce

20. Bookly Booking Plugin – Responsive Appointment Booking and Scheduling

21. Pinpoint Booking System PRO – Book everything with WordPress

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23. FormCraft – Premium WordPress Form Builder

24. Media Grid – WordPress Responsive Portfolio

25. Slider Pro – Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin

26. Visual Composer Extensions Addon

27. Interactive World Maps

28. Social Locker for WordPress

29. WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts

30. CSS3 Responsive WordPress Compare Pricing Tables

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