This article presents a collection of recommendations about: idea validation, startup frameworks, and marketing & growth. Where possible, I try to link out to a popular talk, interview, or podcast by each author to help you decide if their book might be a good fit for you.
Idea validation books
Get to know the author Rob Fitzpatrick via his recent appearance on the Indie Hackers Podcast: Episode 154 The Right Way to Talk to People About Your Business with Rob Fitzpatrick.
Cindy's talk from True Ventures on YouTube "From 0 to Interviewing Customers Well in 90 Minutes" is worth a watch.
Frameworks, or X worked for us maybe parts of X will work for you too?
Jason is a Basecamp (37signals) founder. They also have the Rework Podcast.
davidwparker: It's basically Lean Startup + Business Model Generation + Applied exercise. I liked it a lot better than Lean Startup because it's actionable. read comments
Some other recommendations related to frameworks and building product:
Founders at Work
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
And digging through the entrepreneurship category.
Marketing and Growth
myproductlaunch: Pretty much a must-read for anyone interested in sales, marketing, or "persuasion". However, even if you're not in that line of work it will blow you away. Lots of good examples and not a lot of fluff... read comments