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Reading List: LimitedPressing CEO Nick Mango

Nick Mango

Nick Mango

In Reading List, we ask ecommerce professionals to share some of their favorite books and blogs and tell us why they read them. For this installment, we spoke to Nick Mango, CEO and co-founder of LimitedPressing, a hosted shopping cart and social community for musicians and music labels founded in 2009 and based out of Long Island, New York.

Mango’s Top Five Recent Books

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

“This book is by and about 37signals [the providers of online collaboration tools]. It’s a great way to understand how an extremely popular and profitable Internet business came to be. It definitely helps us on a daily basis.”

The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler

“If you want a career in programming, you better pick yourself up a copy of this book. It’s like Zen in the Art of Programming.”

The Best of 2600 by Emmanuel Goldstein

“2600 magazine’s gigantic hardcover compilation of the best of the last
24 years. Great way to see how the hacker community has grown alongside the tech world.”

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

“Marketing genius. We’ve based a lot of what we’ve done to grow LimitedPressing on Godin’s ideas, talks, and books. There’s a reason why he can talk at the TED Conference whenever he wants. It’s because everyone wants to hear what he has to say. Simple as that.”

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

“This is for anyone with a yearning to stay ahead of the curve. For anyone who thinks mediocrity is a disease. The book is 50+ years old but becoming more and more relevant with each day that passes.”

Mango’s Top Five Blogs

Daring Fireball

“This is a great blog from John Gruber, an Apple expert and all around smart guy. He’s also like the Nostradamus of the tech world. When he predicts something, you can be fairly certain he’s going to be close or spot on.”

TechCrunch

“The leader in tech news. We always like to stay on top of what’s happening in the tech world and this is definitely one of the best ways to get up to date info.”

Signal vs. Noise

“The blog from 37signals, the providers of online project management software to the Internet stars. This is where they talk about everything from Ruby code to business ideas. It has seriously helpful tips along with cool information about where 37signals could be headed in the near future.”

Dan Benjamin at 5by5

“Dan has been a real force in the tech world for as long as we can remember. Recently, he started a podcast network where he interviews some of the smartest minds in world of successful Internet companies. You know the saying, ‘Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it?’ Well, at LimitedPressing we have a different saying, and it goes something like this, ‘Those who don’t create the future are just plain doomed!’ If you want to be a part of the future when it happens, then you better be up on all things Dan Benjamin.”

Tee Till Death

This is a guilty pleasure of ours. We’re collectors at heart. Especially, vinyl and shirts. Tee Till Death is dedicated to auctions currently happening on eBay. Specifically, auctions involving old and valuable t-Shirts, something that we love. We read this blog at least twice a day.”

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