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What are the best books for startup growth hackers?

I will not get into the importance of reading lots of books. I think you are already aware of that.

Being a Growth Hacker means to never assume and to always test in a fast manner!

When I started getting into this world, I asked some friends to suggest a reading list. They came up with their lists, so I decided to start by the books that all lists shared in common.

I’ve organised them in 3 main categories:

  1. Books about the growth hacking mindset.
  2. Books that will give you some technical knowledge.
  3. Books that you should try.

(Note that these are books I’ve actually read and that’s the only reason I’ve included them)

What are the best books for startup growth hackers?

  1. The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
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  2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
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  3. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
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  4. Hacking Growth: How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Morgan Brown and Sean Ellis
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  5. Contagious: How to Build Word of Mouth in the Digital Age by Jonah Berger
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  6. Disruptive Marketing: What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us about Navigating the New Normal by Geoffrey Colon
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  7. Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today's Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown Read the summary
  8. Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow
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  9. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
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  10. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growthby Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
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What are the best books for startup growth hackers?

  1. Email Persuasion: Captivate and Engage Your Audience, Build Authority and Generate More Sales With Email Marketing by Ian Brodie
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  2. Lead Magnet: 43 Foolproof Strategies To Get More Leads, Win A Ton of New Customers And Double Your Profits In Record Time... by MR Charlie Hutton
  3. 100 DAYS OF GROWTH by Sujan Patel and Rob Wormley
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  4. Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript: With jQuery, CSS & HTML5 (Learning Php, Mysql, Javascript, Css & Html5) by Robin Nixon
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  5. Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster (Lean (O'Reilly)) by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz
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What are the best books for startup growth hackers?

  1. Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
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  2. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
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  3. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers by Seth Godin
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  4. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds and Actions by Guy Kawasaki
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  5. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuck
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Closing, I’ve also compiled a list with the best 26 Online Courses For Growth Hackers. I think you might be interested in giving a look.

I hope my answer helped you!

Cheers 🙂

Published by: Savvas Zortikis in Q&A