Start First, Plan Later
Starting a company is a big step, so it’s understandable that you would want to make sure you have the perfect business plan in place before you start. But that’s wasting time: Just get out in the field and refine the plan as you learn more about the problem you’re trying to solve.
Clock of the Long Now
This isn’t a business book per se, but it’s very deep thinking about the role of business in society. It made me think about what the point of having a company was, what businesses are good at influencing and how to think long term. Thinking about making something for 10,000 years makes it easier to think about things on a 10 year plan.