Reading books will make your employees better thinkers and leaders.

Build an in-company library or a remote book-club for your employees. Give your teams the right books. It will make them happier and better at their jobs.

How It Works

1 / Give Shape

Tell us what you want: in-office library or book-club for your employees? Existing collection or custom made? How many books? It's up to you.

2 / Get a Quote

Based on your preferences, we'll send you a detailed, free quote with different solutions for you to consider. If there's green light, we get to work.

3 / Get Local Goods

We buy your books from local bookshops in your area. Supporting these businesses is key for us. You just sit back and enjoy.


Pricing

All our collaborations are custom-made, so pricing varies. To get a quote, tell us what you're looking for and we'll get back to you.

Give your teams the best books.

Fact: reading reduces stress, improves vocabulary, drives knowledge, is motivational, empowering and lots more.

Give your teams the right books. It will make them happier and better at their jobs.

Our Collections

Give your teams awesome books.
Curated by real humans, with brains and feelings.

curated by yomu books

Add Brain Range


Who's It For?

This collection is ideal for people who want to read widely, across disciplines and topics. For readers who want clarity, inspiration and exposure to different (and sometimes uncomfortable) conversations.

Sneak-peak

Freaknomics by Steven D. Levitt, A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine and Anything You Want by Derek Sivers. And 9 more.

curated by yomu books

Biographies


Who's It For?

This collection is ideal for readers looking for inspirational, stylistically diverse books, rich in food for thought. As the author Ryan Holiday said "smart people read biographies. Generalizations are usually worthless, but you can pretty much take this one to the bank."

Sneak-peak

Frugal Innovation by Navi Radjou & Jaideep Prabhu, Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore, The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen. And 9 more.

curated by Ana Vargas santos

Career


Who's It For?

In this era of ever-expanding career options, settling into a job might feel particularly hard. This collection will help you find answers to any questions that might be fueling your career anxiety, by taking you on an exciting journey through some of the most iconic figures’ working histories in fields as diverse as the arts, entrepreneurship, advertising and professional cooking.

Sneak-peak

Confessions from an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy, Why We Work by Barry Schwartz, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. And 9 more.

curated by manuel tânger

Human Innovation


Who's It For?

This collection is ideal for readers looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of what it means to create and sustain innovation. This collection covers both the fundamentals and the new and shinny approaches to innovation. In it you will find all the tools, methodologies and ways of thinking to master innovation in practice.

Sneak-peak

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, Totto-chan by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi. And 9 more.

curated by BRUNO GERALDES

Mo' Money
Mo' Problems


Who's It For?

This collection is ideal for readers looking to have a complex concept simplified: money. Expand your knowledge on personal finance, investing and saving with this 12 book collection.

Sneak-peak

Why the Rick are Getting Richer by Robert T. Kiyosaki, The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin Roth, How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street by Allan S. Roth. And 9 more.

curated by João espanha

Science Fiction


Who's It For?

In this collection you'll find beautiful and powerful stories, offering an amazing array of themes, writing styles, and topics. From the dystopian worlds of Orwell and Huxley to the quasi poetry of Bradbury you will notice that, although placing their stories in the distant future and strange and far away planets, these sci-fi authors are talking about us, our lives and the way we live.

Sneak-peak

1984 by George Orwell, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. And 9 more.

curated by MARVIN LIAO

Silicon Valley


Who's It For?

This collection is ideal not only for people who are interested in the tech industry but, more importantly, for people investing in how to think for themselves and become truly independent and anti-fragile. A random sampling of some books that really changed a lot of my thinking and made me think.

Sneak-peak

AntiFragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Snowball by Alice Schroeder, The 80 / 20 Principle by Richard Kock. And 19 more.

curated by João boavida

Truth


Who's It For?

This collection features works by Pulitzer prize winning journalists, memoirs, whistleblower accounts and cognitive science research taking you on a world tour from Moscow to Australia, throughout Brazil and the United States, showing the authors' quests to discover and publish what each one believes to be the truth.

Sneak-peak

Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow, Educated by Tara Westover, Terra Nullius by Sven Lindqvist. And 9 more.

Give your teams the best books.

Fact: reading reduces stress, improves vocabulary, drives knowledge, is motivational, empowering and lots more.

Give your teams the right books. It will make them happier and better at their jobs.

Our Curators

We're fortunate enough to work with an amazing group of curators. They're the real heroes behind Yomu Books.

Want to join the team?
Pitch us an idea at hey@yomubooks.com and let's talk.

João Boavida

Joao travels a lot for work and has a passion for finding independent bookshops. He likes historical fiction, investigative journalism, and a good memoir once in a while.

He's the brains and brawn behind our unique Truth Collection. We asked him if there was anything he'd like to plug in this short bio. He succinctly said "no!".

Ana Vargas Santos

Ana is a work psychologist, passionate about learning, self-development and career management. Oh, and a sucker for biographies.

Check out her uber-cool Career Collection. You can also read some of her work on medium or check out her newest venture: Yellow Pad.

João Espanha

João is a tax lawyer, a liberal bonus pater familias who has a somewhat paradoxical array of passions, from aircraft to history, particularly military. He is a hard core Benfica fan, and loves sci-fi, which is why he had the honor [his words] to father Yomu Book's Sci-Fi Collection.

He writes some stuff on Tax and Insurance law, but for your mental health sake he asked that we do not list that here.

Yomu Books (i.e. Tomás Bento)

Tomás is the guy behind Yomu Books. He's an opinionated millennial. Basically everything that is wrong with the world. Besides business and design, he's also big into books - pretty much any kind except adult vampire erotica (don't worry, he knows that sounds obnoxious).

He's the guy behind our Biographies and Add Brain Range He's also writing this about himself. In the third person. Again: millennials.

Bruno Geraldes

Bruno likes to work. He also likes to keep in touch with the world of big tech, markets and cool stuff. When free, he likes to binge series and drink wine. He's the guy behind the Mo' Money Mo' Problems Collection on personal finance and investment.

Manuel Tânger

Manuel Tanger is the co-founder and Head of Innovation at Beta-i, an organisation designed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Having helped global companies like Airbus, Nestlé, Nokia, Cisco and many others define and design innovation strategies, he has acquired a wide scope of insight into all the main industries and a fine tuned vision of how companies can innovate their way to the future.

And the books in his Human Innovation Collection have played an important part in that journey. He's also a speaker at Singularity University, an avid reader and the father of 3 lovely children.

Marvin Liao

Based in San Francisco the last 21+ years, Marvin is a book hoarder, furious foodie, world traveler & Influencer Economy hater.

He's a former tech / media executive, early stage startup investor (previously a VC, now an angel investor) and a mentor at several dozen startup accelerators around the world. He's also the brain behind the Silicon Valley Collection. He used to be a frequent keynote speaker at tech and digital marketing conferences before Covid-19 hit.

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  • A selection of art covers

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The best perks, for the best startups.

Free Electrons and Beta-i have partnered up with Yomu Books to bring all 2020 startups a special gift: books.

This special book collection, designed for Free Electrons exclusively, has 6 books. Each startup will receive 2 copies of each book, directly at their doorstep, every 2 months.

THE COLLECTION

Nothing But Net

Reference

“Nothing But Net” is a basketball reference, used when a player gets the ball in the basket without touching the rim or backboard. Also known as a “swish” (for the “swishing” sound the ball makes when going through the net), it is an expression used exclusively for a throw that shows expertise and mastery.

Who's It For?

This collection is ideal for leaders and teams looking to take their companies to a mastery level. With a varied combination of books on entrepreneurship, business, science and innovation, Nothing But Net aims to be a source of inspiration and knowledge on three topics: Becoming Good Leaders, Running a Great Startup and Understanding the World.

Book Selection

1 / Founders are busy.

Because they’re under a lot of stress and are typically prone to “decision fatigue”, the selection should come down to a series of books that make reading a natural, pleasurable and valuable experience.

2/ Beware of classics.

Most founders already know (or can get easily exposed to) the classics: “Zero to One”, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things”, “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, etc. So what books aren’t commonly read by founders / teams but can add disproportionate value?

3/ Generalist founders wanted.

Founders can get obsessed with Silicon-Valley-founder-centric mentality. Is there value to be gained by getting exposed to more well-rounded, diverse books?

Sneak Peak

2 of the 6 books in this collection. Just a taste.


Leaders Eat Last

by simon sinek / BOOK #1

As a founder, you should know that your employees will never love your business and much as you do. And that’s ok. Knowing that, how do you successfully get people on board with your “why”? How do you inspire deep trust and commitment to the company and one another?

In his book, Simon Sinek cites the Marine Corps for having found a way to build a culture in which men and women are willing to risk their lives, because they know others would do the same for them. It’s not brainwashing; it’s actually based on the biology of how and when people are naturally at their best.

If businesses could adopt this supportive mentality, employees would be more motivated to take bigger risks, because they’d know their colleagues and company would back them up, no matter what. Drawing on powerful and inspiring stories, Sinek shows how to sustain an organization’s “why” while continually adding people to the mix.

Traction

by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares / BOOK #4

"Traction" tackles the age old question: “why do so many startups fail?” According to its authors Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares, most failed startups make the fatal mistake of putting all their effort into perfecting their product at the cost of reaching out to potential users.

Instead, they should be putting half their resources into getting traction. Traction is the essential guide for any startup looking to stay ahead of the curve and start building a user base early in the game. The book offers no one-size-fits-all solution: every startup is unique, so no single method is guaranteed to generate traction.

The authors identify nineteen different traction channels, from viral marketing to trade shows. They offer insights on how to exploit each one to its fullest potential, and provide a framework to test various channels and identify the best one for any startup.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I have any questions or issues, who do I contact?

That's easy! All you gotta do is send an email to Tom at hey@yomubooks.com and we'll take it from there.

2. What if there's an issue with the delivery or the book itself is in bad shape? Can I send it back?

Of course! Since we buy our books from local bookshops in your country, return policies may vary. Be that as it may, if there's any issue with your books just send us an email to hey@yomubooks.com and we'll handle it.

3. I know this is a perk, but I didn't really sign up for this so how exactly do you manage my details?

That's a very reasonable question. Your email address will only be used to notify you of orders, delivery dates, books shipped and support queries. Your contacts are private, they will not be the target of any promotions and will not be shared or sold to anyone.

For the best partners, a heartfelt wish and a special thank you.

At Beta-i, we believe that we are what we share. And in that spirit, here's our 2021 gift to you.

2020 was definitely something.

It was not a soft or kind year. It was a year of challenges and adaptation. A year of uncertainty and resilience. We all experienced it. Each in our own unique way – but never alone. And as 2021 dawns, looking back, we're evermore certain that when people collaborate well together, magical things can happen.

A special thank you.

In 2020 we together proved that collaboration is crucial, intrinsic and the key to solve our biggest challenges. And since we believe 2021 holds unique potential for innovation, collaboration, startup proliferation and ecosystem growth, we wanted to start the year with a special thank you, to you, for being our partners.

Our gift to you.

At Beta-i, we believe that we are what we share. And in such particularly complex and challenging times, sharing feels urgent and important. That’s why this year, we want to gift you an innovator's best friend: books.

We've partnered with Yomu Books (a book-subscription service made of awesome collections, put together by amazing people, all while supporting local bookshops) to bring you, straight to your doorstep, a book or two, in the hope that it will be a source of knowledge, collaboration and connection.

Let this be the beginning of a great 2021. Thank you for being part of our journey, and for letting us be part of yours.

The Beta-i Team

How we selected the books

Despite wanting it to be a surprise, we did want to share with you our thinking behind the selection. Here are our key assumptions:


1. The future is (still) all about talent.

Knowing how to identify and lead talented people is a must. We believe it will be one of the biggest differentiators for successful businesses. Maybe there's a book on this somewhere...


2. Break that Bubble

Question your biases diligently. If the world is becoming more polarized, and as a species we are evermore adamant about closing ourselves in bubbles, is there a book that clearly shows how wrong we can be about most of the stuff we really believe in, most of the time?


3. Simplicity, Simplicity, Simplicity.

Real, powerful innovation may take many forms. And even though topics, solutions (and people) may take complex shapes and sizes, success will always be found at the core: simplicity. It's always nice to have books that eloquently remind us of this.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I have any questions or issues, who do I contact?

That's easy! All you gotta do is send an email to Tom at hey@yomubooks.com and we'll take it from there.

2. What if there's an issue with the delivery or the book itself is in bad shape? Can I send it back?

Of course! Since we buy our books from local bookshops in your country, return policies may vary. Be that as it may, if there's any issue with your books just send us an email to hey@yomubooks.com and we'll handle it.

3. I know this is a perk, but I didn't really sign up for this so how exactly do you manage my details?

That's a very reasonable question. Your email address will only be used to notify you of orders, delivery dates, books shipped and support queries. Your contacts are private, they will not be the target of any promotions and will not be shared or sold to anyone.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much do you charge?

This is going to depend on where you're located, how many books, how frequently and how many people we're talking about. We take everything into consideration to put together a free, fair and transparent quote for you to consider.

2. Regarding payments, how does it work?

There are two ways you can pay for your collection: pay as you go (where we'll charge you monthly or bi-monhtly for the agreed amount) or upfront (where you'll pay for the full collection, with a special discount).

3. Where in the world do you ship?

We buy our books from local bookshops in your city / country, so we ship everywhere. This helps local businesses and allows us to have a relatively small footprint.

4. What if my office / teams already have a book from the sneak-peak?

No worries, we can always make small adaptations - free of charge.

5. What's your return policy?

This will depend on the local bookshop we got your order from. We pay attention to this detail and we'll always let you know what the policy is, for each delivery. Once you send it back, we'll be refunded, and we'll send you something else. Easy-pz.

6. Do I have to sign a long-term contract?

Nope, there’s no contract.

7. Can you make a custom collection for my teams?

We sure can. Just make sure you tick that option when asking for a quote.

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