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Reading List: ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo

Scot Wingo

Scot Wingo

In “Reading List,” we ask ecommerce professionals to name some of their favorite recent books and blogs and tell us why they read them. For this installment, we corresponded with Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor, a Morrisville, N.C.-based multichannel-retail platform provider.

 

Wingo’s Top Five Recent Books

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

“Written by the maverick software entrepreneurs at 37signals, it makes you rethink pretty much everything.”

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston.

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston.

“I really enjoy reading about the early startup-days of businesses from Disney to Home Depot to Microsoft. This is a great book because it puts together tons of these types of stories into one book.”

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell.

Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell.

“I’m a sci-fi nut and there are a couple of great series on the Kindle that I’ve been enjoying, including Quarter Share.”

The Big Short by Michael Lewis

The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

The Big Short by Michael Lewis.

“Lewis has a great way of telling a story while filling you in on something topical. I’ve read all of his books and figured I couldn’t let this one go without reading it, as well.”

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan.

“I have ‘tween’ kids that really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series. Now they are reading this and I like to occasionally read one of their books so we can have something to talk about.”

Wingo’s Top Five Recent Blogs

AVC

AVC.

AVC.

“Fred Wilson has built an incredible brand and community in a world with thousands of venture capitalist blogs, his really stands out.”

Mashable

Mashable.

Mashable.

“I’m fascinated by the social media movement and Mashable is doing a great job of tracking it.”

Signal vs. Noise

Signal vs. Noise.

Signal vs. Noise.

“A blog from the 37signals guys. This gives you a daily dose of that mavericky info.“

Silicon Alley Insider

Silicon Alley Insider.

Silicon Alley Insider.

“A kind of gossipy take on the business world.”

TheForce.Net

TheForce.Net.

TheForce.Net.

“Hey, I have to get my daily dose of Star Wars news!”

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Comment ( 1 )

  1. Rishi Rawat February 10, 2011 Reply

    I’ve added "Founders at Work" to my Amazon wish list.