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Ask HN: What are the best blogs to read on how to run a business?
8 points by jmjerlecki on May 21, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments
If this is a redundant question, I apologize. I am looking to learn as much as possible and I know there are some great blogs out there that I may be missing.



IMHO

http://betashop.com/ by jason goldberg

http://www.gabrielweinberg.com/blog/ founder of duckduckgo

http://blogmaverick.com/ by Mark Cuban

http://blog.pmarca.com/ Marc Andreesen's blog ( again start from the older posts)

http://avc.com "MBA mondays" by Fred Wilson( i get emailed as chapters via dailylit )

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/

http://onstartups.com/ by dharmesh shah of hubspot

http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/ by mark suster

"startup site:http://calacanis.com/ " ( on google to find good older posts while Jason Calacanis used to blog )

http://lsvp.wordpress.com

http://www.chubbybrain.com/

http://tom.preston-werner.com/

apart from 37 signals, venturehacks, & lean startup blogs.

~B


Blogs these days seem to be so over focused on linkbaiting articles that are shallow — if you're really serious I'd suggest to read books instead. As to what books you should read depends on what you want to learn and what type of business you want to build.


I would also point out that there are some good magazines out there. Harvard Busines Review comes to mind. Browse their website and see if it is to you liking. If you a find an article that fits what you are looking for, chances are that person has also written a book.


I guess what I am looking for are things that are in line with the type of content Suster, Fred Wilson, PG and his essays...this type of stuff. Who else should I be reading?


In terms of that stuff I actually like to listen to entrepreneurs talk about what they're doing — my favorite podcasts are mixergy and TWIST.


You should definitely check out Rework by 37signals. Although not in-depth, it definitely makes you think about the value of some of the more traditional notions.


Mixergy is great for real examples, INC provides simple advice that just works and TechCrunch sites like CrunchBase keep you in the loop.


Thanks. My goal with Mixergy is to have founders tell the stories of how they built their companies.


Thanks, Andrew. Thanks for being the mentor you wished you had. Makes a difference. =]


Just don't get stuck in the research/reading trap- doing is the best learning ;).


True. Its a balance. I skipped school to build the best startup I could build. Doesn't mean I skipped an eduction. "I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." M.T.




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