New to startup ecosystem. What are some resources, books, podcasts that help you along the way? Are there any communities you interact with regularly on Reddit/discord/meetup?

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Books:
1) Lean Startup by Eric Reis is interesting and the original idea behind the saying. It's mostly anecdotes and cool stories, but even Reis points to a newer book called
2) Running Lean by Ash Maurya which is more of a "how to" book and gives specific tools.
3) Algorithms to Live By by Christian and Griffiths will give a lot of basics tools to help with decision making
4) Scaling Lean by Ash Maurya (sequel and for next steps)
5) Crossing the Chasm by Moore

Podcasts:
a) Startup by Gimlet Media
b) Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
c) The Full Ratchet with Nick Moran (if you go the investment route it gives investor viewpoints)
d) The Pitch by Gimlet

Community
i) May be hard to do these things in COVID time
ii) Local incubators and co-working space are awesome (especially manufacturing incubators which at least in Chicago there's on like mHub that hits any startup type you could want and help you network). iii) Don't get bogged down in "innovation places though". Use them to find people but test those people over 3-12 months to see if they are legit (and if you're legit). Everyone has this "awesome idea" that is "backed by X VC firm" or "awesome skill" and over the years I've seen those people fail and/or move from social media platform, to Uber of, to subscription service for, to blockchain for, to... And never actually build something sustainable.
iv) Watch out for service providers in your community. They have something to sell and are the best at being run in to. Weeding out and finding the good ones can be useful, but tread lightly as you are a n00b and people will try to take advantage.

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Would just add “Zero to One” to the books and resources from Y Combinator (e.g., the Startup School videos)

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