Looking for book recommendations for entrepreneurs beyond Zero to One, The Lean Startup, and The Hard Thing About Hard Things? We curated a list of 35 books to inspire your reading list for 2022 curated by our network—from founders building their business with Antler to our team and advisors.
We created this list to help all founders—from first-timers looking for an informative and relevant read to ones who have seen it all but are curious to learn more. Expand your reading list even further by checking out our list of books every founder should read in 2023.
December 14, 2021
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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez
Recommendation from Stephanie Darvill, COO & Co-Founder of Aline
'One of the most eye-opening books I've read in a long time. Makes you realise all the tiny nuances of society that have been built with one type of person in mind. Inspires and empowers you to be a force of change.'
Recommendation from Enzo Otens , Co-Founder at Earnr
'Reed, co-founder of Netflix, goes into a detailed analysis of what Netflix's cultural elements are and why they've put this in place. Netflix's concept of talent density really highlights the importance of a great co-founding team and what you should consider when you make your first hires.'
Recommendation from Alexander Williamson, Antler Cohort Founder
'Excellent book that looks at labour replacement during the industrial revolution and compares the dynamics to today's automation. Shines a good light onto why dynamics are entirely different in today's labour replacing technology, and gives insight on how the economic playing field will shift.'
Recommendation from Aida Lutaj, CEO & Co-Founder at Legitify
'As founders, we are in our head and thoughts most of the time. This book is amazing if you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, and freeing yourself from your thoughts. Is your mind or ego self separate or aligned with your true self? Check it out, it is a great read.'
Recommendation from Caroline Healey, Venture Scouting Manager, US at Antler
'A thought-provoking autobiography by Patagonia's founder. A must read for anyone interested in sustainability and for founders imbedding value-driven principles into their companies missions and operations.'
Recommendation from Magnus Grimeland, Founder & CEO at Antler
'AI will be a defining factor in most industries in the future, and Genius Makers is about the history and future of the field. A great insight into Artificial Intelligence and the story of the people who made it what it is today.'
If you are still after more, read our book recommendations from 2021 here.
This article was written by Katie Thorpe, Marketing and Social Media Intern at Antler.
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