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 lean startup

The Inevitable By Kevin Kelly

The Inevitable

Crushing It By Gary Vaynerchuk

Crushing it

Extreme Ownership By Joko Willink and Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership


Masters Of Scale With Reid Hoffman

Masters of scale

Front End Happy Hour



syntax podcast

Earning Curve