I recently finished reading Startup Studio Playbook: For entrepreneurs, pioneers and creators who want to build ventures faster and with higher chance of success. Master the studio framework and start building. by Attila Szigeti. I was interested in reading it because I was exploring opportunities related to startup studios and wanted to read more about their history and best practices.
While this book had some quality/language issues, it was still overall very helpful, especially in its detailed case studies. It would've been nice to have more case studies included of US-based studios, but the non-US based ones were still informative.
I learned that many studios begin as consulting/web development agencies first and then get into studio/company creation work later once they've stockpiled some capital. And they raise money usually after some early demonstrated successes.
The book discussed several model process flows that various studios have used successfully. It was also interesting to learn about some of the techniques they use for ideation like hackathons and the role of EIRs.
This is definitely a good resource for anyone looking to get involved with or start a startup studio.
My main highlights from the book are below.