Ron Conway
12 recommendations

Recommendations by Ron Conway

Ron Conway's Review:

Web designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that’s as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest–or even as small as a tiny app–you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Thinking, Fast and Slow
book
by Daniel Kahneman

Ron Conway's Review:

Summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working oncognitive bias, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves some startups unsuccessful.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

The Art Spirit
book
by Robert Henri, Forbes Watson

Ron Conway's Review:

Notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Talking to Humans: Success starts with understanding your customers
book
by Giff Constable, Tom Fishburne, Frank Rimalovski

Ron Conway's Review:

Explains how to do the customer development interviews in a way that will get you the most accurate and actionable feedback.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Schutlz's story of his return to Starbucks, and the success of the company in a tumlutuous economic time in history

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Words of wisdown from Bill Walsh to inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovation.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Crossing the Chasm
book
by Geoffrey A. Moore

Ron Conway's Review:

Bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

High Output Management
book
by Andrew S Grove

Ron Conway's Review:

Web designers are no longer just web designers. To create a successful web product that’s as large as Etsy, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest–or even as small as a tiny app–you need to know more than just HTML and CSS. You need to understand how to create meaningful online experiences so that users want to come back again and again

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Thinking, Fast and Slow
book
by Daniel Kahneman

Ron Conway's Review:

Summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working oncognitive bias, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Offers the practical and proven four-step Customer Development process for search and offers insight into what makes some startups successful and leaves some startups unsuccessful.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

The Art Spirit
book
by Robert Henri, Forbes Watson

Ron Conway's Review:

Notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Talking to Humans: Success starts with understanding your customers
book
by Giff Constable, Tom Fishburne, Frank Rimalovski

Ron Conway's Review:

Explains how to do the customer development interviews in a way that will get you the most accurate and actionable feedback.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Schutlz's story of his return to Starbucks, and the success of the company in a tumlutuous economic time in history

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

Words of wisdown from Bill Walsh to inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Ron Conway's Review:

The definitive history of America's greatest incubator of technological innovation.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

Crossing the Chasm
book
by Geoffrey A. Moore

Ron Conway's Review:

Bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries.

Ref: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KLCdlp4SW7Z64W_DWGwwuTIfH1GXRAMtPxv4EB5gKu0/edit#gid=0

High Output Management
book
by Andrew S Grove

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