Executive Geek

Going from zero to startup. What I’ve read and found useful is all enlisted on this page. Our own transition was helped by books, friends and mentors.

This page and is far from complete, your welcome to get in touch with us and help us evolve it.

1st Month: Think Big!

2nd Month: Bullet-proof your idea (Risk Reduction).

3rd Month: Define your value proposition.

4th Month: Planning for a Business.

5th Month: Iterative Innovation, Release Early, Release Often

Minimum Viable Product

Pivots: Navigating for Product / Market Fit


6th Month: Marketing, Awareness, Adoption.

7th Month: Gaining Momentum.

8th Month: Profit for sustainability.

9th Month: Raise Money, or scrape some together.

Raising serious money from Professional Investors/Venture Capitalists.

Master your disruptive contribution.

Managing up and down.

Other books worth reading.

The Economics of Media, Web2.0 and E-Commerce businesses.

I need inspiration. I need to know this has happened to others. It’s never too late to start over.

Read Founders@Work. Just turn to any story, any page and start reading. This is not to be read in one go, it’s most useful when you think you’re a complete idiot. Also, don’t forget to read Guy Kawasaki’s list of best pages from the book. Make your own list. We both have our list that we’ll put on the blog someday.

Startup Resources from around the web.

Pune startup communities

Business Models & Open Source and Free Software