My name is Ryan Betts. I work for VoltDB, an open source database startup in Massachusetts, USA. I love making products.

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Some favorite book

I was chatting with Christian this morning about favorite books that frame starting and innovating a new enterprise. Surprised myself a bit with the number of favorites I’ve accumulated! Thought I would capture a simple list.

My favorite book about observation — the heartbeat of new ideas: http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Right-Side-Brain-Definitive/dp/1585429201

Thinking about founding teams - but really deciding what you want. http://www.amazon.com/Founders-Dilemmas-Anticipating-Foundation-Entrepreneurship/dp/0691158304

Am I getting screwed or wasting someone’s time? http://www.amazon.com/Venture-Deals-Smarter-Lawyer-Capitalist/dp/1118443616

And of course the startup bible… http://theleanstartup.com/