Food for Thought: Reading Up on Startups with Alisee

Alisee De Tonnac on Her Favorite Books and How They Inspire Her

Ever wonder what other entrepreneurs read? When they actually have time to, I mean. This week, we look at our CEO Alisee De Tonnac’s favorite books and how they inspire her.

- The Lean Startup by Eric Reis

The abc on how to launch a business. I try to implement and follow the processes of business-hypothesis-driven experimentation and iterative product releases in my businesses. Everyone that want’s to become an entrepreneur and launch his/her first business should read this book.

- Startup Nation by Dan Senor and Saul Singer

Israel’s story and what it has become today as one of the major startup hubs in the world is fascinating. They have managed to transform their obstacles as advantages, and make it become the backbone and foundation to a sustainable and flourishing ecosystem.

- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Latest book I read. Devoured it. Simply beautiful & brutal.

“The truth is that, no matter what kind of game you find yourself in, no matter how good or bad the luck, you can change your life completely with a single thought.”

- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

My bible. Extremely powerful. How important it is to keep the end in mind where everything else fails to keep you driven. Trying to implement it…with emphasis on the word trying ;) The most inspiring quote from the book has to be: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”

So go o entrepreneurs! Read on and reap thought and destiny with Alisee’s top picks.

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