While not mandatory, I would urge you to go through these. Some of them have been referenced in the slides, and all of them will be very useful during the course, and thereafter.
•Blank, S. (2013). Why the lean start-up changes everything. Harvard Business Review, 91(5), 63-72
•Brown, T. (2008). Design thinking. Harvard business review, 86(6), 84
•Kim, W. C., & Mauborgne, R. (2000). Knowing a winning business idea when you see one. Harvard Business Review, 78(5), 129-138.
•Chapter 1 of: Osterwalder A. & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers. Wiley. Available at: http://www.businessmodelgeneration.com/downloads/businessmodelgeneration_preview.pdf
•Kauffman Founders’ School, Powerful Presentations video series Available at: http://www.entrepreneurship.org/Founders-School/Powerful-Presentations.aspx