A list of resources I frequent reference and recommend on various topics.
Motivation can be broken down into three pieces: purpose, mastery, and autonomy. Take away any one of them and you'll be left feeling unfulfilled.
While the more famous Lean Startup is a great introduction to the "lean" movement, this book better captures a step-by-step process on how to solve problems with the least amount of resources possible. Although I do not use this as a bible, I have worn out two copies of this book referencing and re-referencing its appendix and words of wisdom.
A must-read for anyone thinking about raising venture capital. It is a primer not only in the terminology and the process, but also frames your workload so that you do not unnecessarily spend time creating presentation materials that investors will never use.
The "Gestalt Principles of Perception" or the "Gestalt Principles of Design" summarize nicely my approach towards design. The eye should always be drawn easily and intuitively; visual design should communicate the message without creating difficulty for the user.