This past week I gave a presentation at Sheridan College were I talked to the students of the Interactive Multimedia Managment (IMM) program. We talked about how they should best utilize their remaining time left in school to get better jobs, and to start their own companies.
If you are one of those students reading this, I hope my talk helped you.
The key take away for all students is to build up proof online that you do know what it says you know on paper. Then for those who want to jump in to startup is to build up validation prior to building your product.
To that end here are some books and podcast that can help you learn more about these lessons
The Lean Startup By Eric Ries
The Inevitable By Kevin Kelly
Crushing It By Gary Vaynerchuk
Extreme Ownership By Joko Willink and Leif Babin
Masters Of Scale With Reid Hoffman
Front End Happy Hour