Ryan Hoover

19 Ryan Hoover Recommended Books

Ryan Hoover is the Founder of Product Hunt, a Y Combinator-backed website and community for discovering new products. He's been featured in Forbes, Wired, The New York Times, and the Today Show. He is also an advisor and investor for early stage startups. Ryan is a frequent speaker on topics such as entrepreneurship, product design, and startup culture. He is passionate about helping product makers and entrepreneurs connect and find success.

19 Books recommended by Ryan Hoover

The Business of Belonging

The Business of Belonging

How to Make Community your Competitive Advantage

Author :David Spinks

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"Very few people understand community as well as [this author]. Get his book." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Ikigai

Ikigai

The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author :Héctor García

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Ryan Hoover mentioned this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

Author :Ichiro Kishimi

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"It's like this book was written just for me. I came away with so many 'aha!' moments that have helped me better understand myself." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

Author :Scott Kupor

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Ryan Hoover mentioned this book on Twitter. [Source]

Viral Loop

Viral Loop

From Facebook to Twitter, How Today's Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves

Author :Adam L. Penenberg

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"Interesting stories about today's biggest viral web businesses but lacking insights, imho." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Taking the Work Out of Networking

Taking the Work Out of Networking

An Introvert's Guide to Making Connections That Count

Author :Karen Wickre

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"Might speak to you." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul

The Journey Beyond Yourself

Author :Michael A. Singer

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"A useful read for those suffering with anxiety." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

The Great CEO Within

The Great CEO Within

The Tactical Guide to Company Building

Author :Matt Mochary

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"A super quick read filled with very actionable advice for CEOs and managers." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

We Are the Nerds

We Are the Nerds

The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet's Culture Laboratory

Author :Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

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"A book about the front page of the internet." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Crush It!

Crush It!

Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Author :Gary Vaynerchuk

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"I love how he cuts to the point - no BS." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Little Moments of Love

Little Moments of Love

Author :Catana Chetwynd

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"Buy this book for your boo." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Why Are We Yelling?

Why Are We Yelling?

The Art of Productive Disagreement

Author :Buster Benson

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Ryan Hoover mentioned this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses

Author :Jesse Schell

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"Although it's about gaming, the learnings and tactics in the book can be applied to any product. It's really about psychology and how people think." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

The Messy Middle

The Messy Middle

Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture

Author :Scott Belsky

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"New book for makers." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Indistractable

Indistractable

How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life

Author :Nir Eyal

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Ryan Hoover mentioned this book on Twitter. [Source]

The Courage to be Happy

The Courage to be Happy

True Contentment Is In Your Power

Author :Ichiro Kishimi

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"Touches on very controversial ideas around parenthood and friendship. It will challenge some of your beliefs with its counter-intuitive Adlerian ideas." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

Successful Strategies for Products that Win

Author :Steve Blank

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"Too much (good) info but thankfully there's a summary in the Appendix." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Mindful Design

Mindful Design

How and Why to Make Design Decisions for the Good of Those Using Your Product

Author :Scott Riley

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"Looks like a great book for product designers. Bookmarking for myself." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

Shape Up

Shape Up

Author :Ryan Singer

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"Short, actionable, and free. We'll be applying some of their ideas to our process at Product Hunt." - Ryan Hoover [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What type of books does Ryan Hoover recommend?

Ryan Hoover recommends a wide variety of books that include non-fiction, business, lifestyle, and motivation topics. He also recommends books related to entrepreneurship, product management, self-improvement, and growth-hacking.

Ryan Hoover recommends notable best-selling books such as “High Performance Habits” by Brendon Burchard, “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek, “Creative Confidence” by David and Tom Kelley, and “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss.

Ryan Hoover’s recommendations can be found on his blog “The List”, which is hosted on his website. Additionally, his recommended books can be found on a variety of prominent book selling websites.

No, Ryan Hoover’s recommendations include books that can be purchased on a variety of online book selling websites.

Yes, some of the books Ryan Hoover recommends are in digital formats, such as e-books, that can be accessed from a variety of online platforms.