In the meantime, the Paris campus has published a list of its reading recommendations. The entire management of the incubator lent itself to the game with some references to books written directly by actors from Station F.
The recommendation of Roxanne Varza, director of Station F
To start, the list highlights the choice of Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F since 2015. For her, this year, it will be necessary to read the new book by Guillaume Moubeche, the famous founder and CEO of Lempire, a startup that develops software to send personalized email campaigns.
In his latest book called The $150M secret, Guillaume Moubeche looks at the process he followed to reach a valuation of 150 million dollars without appealing to investors. At the time with Lemlist, the entrepreneur was registered with Station F and was part of the Future 40 selection. That was in 2019.
The recommendation of Marwan Elfitesse, Head of Startups Programs
Among the other managers of the incubator, Marwan Elfitesse suggested reading Ask Itawaa book about the journey and philosophy of Satoru Itawa, who was a web programmer before becoming CEO of Nintendo.
Marwan Elfitesse, Roxanne Varza’s right-hand man and head of more than 30 startup support programs at Station F, says this is a great book for learning more about leadership and business development techniques. a company at a level as high as that of Nintendo.
The recommendation of Tony Fadell, co-creator of the iPod and investor at Station F
After launching the iPod, reselling Nest to Google for $3.2 billion and approaching Paris to launch his Future Shape investment fund, Tony Fadell joined Station F. His reading recommendation emphasizes on cybersecurity. This Is How They Tell Me the World Endswritten by Nicole Perlroth, is a New York Times Best Seller.
The recommendation of the founder of Luko
The French nugget Luko, who joined Station F from 2017 to 2019, gave its founder Raphaël Vullierme the opportunity to recommend a book for this summer. For this mission, the entrepreneur chose a book about a company that has been as successful in terms of its sales as in terms of the happiness at work of its employees. The book is called Delivering Happinesswritten by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.
- How to make friends and influence othersby Dale Carnegie (recommended by the director of the HEC Paris incubator)
- How to Be a Founderby Alice Bentinck and Matt Clifford (recommended by Coralie Chaufour, manager at the startup studio Entrepreneur First)
- Women leadersby Marie-Virginie Klein (recommended by Justine Soudier, director of EDHEC Entrepreneur).
- Buildby Tony Fadell (recommended by most of the personalities cited in this list).