Drew Houston

11 Drew Houston Recommended Books

Drew Houston is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, an online file storage and collaboration platform. Houston earned his bachelor's degree from MIT and was named one of the Top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2011. He has also been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time Magazine.

11 Books recommended by Drew Houston

Getting to Yes

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author :Roger Fisher

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"About principled negotiation, and I still think about and apply a lot of those concepts today." - Drew Houston [Source]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Author :Daniel Goleman

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"It’s nonfiction, but it spelled out something that I just didn’t know you could kind of break down in a logical way. And, suddenly, I had this understanding about the world that I didn’t have before." - Drew Houston [Source]

Guerilla Marketing

Guerilla Marketing

Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business

Author :Jay Conrad Levinson

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"[About] how do you get attention and users for your product if you have no money? The tactic of putting a video on Hacker News or creating a viral video, that was a seed that was planted by reading [this book]." - Drew Houston [Source]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

Author :Robert M. Pirsig

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"[There are] engineers who [dismiss] all these things that can’t be fit into an algorithm, or that don’t have some kind of mathematical rigor underpinning them, [this book] is about that question." - Drew Houston [Source]

The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator's Dilemma

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Author :Clayton M. Christensen

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"About how businesses get disrupted, and a lot of those themes are why startups can succeed and thrive even when there are big competitors who you would think would just wipe ’em out." - Drew Houston [Source]

The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive

The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Author :Peter F. Drucker

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"I think one of the most valuable concepts from [this book] is measuring your time." - Drew Houston [Source]

Crossing the Chasm

Crossing the Chasm

Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers

Author :Geoffrey A. Moore

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"It’s [about] how do technology products make their way from early adopters to the mainstream." - Drew Houston [Source]

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Author :Ben Horowitz

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"One of the great things that [the author] wrote in [this book] is the hardest part of being a CEO is managing your psychology." - Drew Houston [Source]

FAQs

Q1: Why does Drew Houston recommend certain books?

Drew Houston recommends certain books because they are books that have helped him become the successful entrepreneur that he is today. He believes that reading and studying the subjects covered in these books have been essential to his development.

Drew Houston recommends books that focus on personal development, business, technology, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Yes, Drew Houston often provides free recommendations for books on his blog page and social media platforms.

Yes, Drew Houston will often provide commentary and advice on the books he recommends in order to help readers understand why he chose the book and how it can help them.

Drew Houston typically avoids recommending books that he believes are inaccurate, overly biased, or lack factual evidence to back up the arguments they make.