Here are some of the books that have helped me in my quest.
The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman (Amazon)
If you read only one business book, this should be the one. Many principles of the Gamedev MBA are inspired by Josh’s excellent work.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries (Amazon)
As an entrepreneur you have many assumptions. This book teaches how to ask and answer the critical questions as fast as possible. Especially useful for the product development process.
Rework – Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson (Amazon)
Old corporate standards can go out of the window.
Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder
A Technique For Producing Ideas – James Young (Amazon)
This little book gives you a solid 5-step method for generating new ideas. Highly recommended.
The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
Do The Work – Steven Pressfield
(Note that the Amazon links are affiliate – this means that if you click on the link and then buy a book, I get a referral fee. If that makes you uncomfortable, I would recommend to go buy these books anyway, but don’t click the links.)
More coming soon. Promise.