Are you an aspiring entrepreneur or a top-notch businessman? Either of the shoes you are walking into, you already have had the close glance into an entrepreneur’s life.
Reading books for entrepreneurs can be a real window for you to learn about the intricacies of the entrepreneurial journey. In fact, all the famous business persons today read books regularly.
Bill Gates reads one book every week and also recommends books that every entrepreneur should read. Mark Zuckerberg completes at least one book in two weeks. The idol of most new entrepreneurs – Elon Musk – is an avid reader.
Warren Buffett himself revealed that 80% of his day goes in reading. Mark Cuban also devotes more than three hours every day for reading. Oprah Winfrey runs her own book club and reads one book every month.
Well, its high time that you also start reading if you wish to achieve even a minor percentage of the success that all of them have achieved.
This list of best books for entrepreneurs will guide you right from the beginning when your mind is inquisitive about all the aspects of a startup, till the end when your business is a full-fledged brand in the market.
Best Books for Startup Entrepreneurs
Still thinking about taking that big step?
You are not alone in this journey. Just make sure that you are not the one who quits.
So far, you are ready with your idea. The blueprint of the plan and the prototype is lying on the table staring back at you. But before coming into action you need to level up your plan.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
Here are some of the best books for startups and young entrepreneurs to boost up their game.
When to Jump by Mike Lewis
Every entrepreneur awaits for the right time to switch his professional designation from an employee to an employer. This is not an easy decision, so one needs to be assertive and determined as much as possible.
Mike Lewis, the author of ‘When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want’, shares solutions to the questions of the times when he too was dwindling to change his career as a professional squash player.
He went to many people and asked them how it feels to leave your comfort zone and chase your dreams? He jots down what inspired him then, to help aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.
The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman
Entrepreneurs need to analyze every situation before setting their hands on anything. In his book, The Founder’s Dilemmas, Noam Wasserman reveals about the situations and thoughts through which eventually every aspiring entrepreneur has to go through. The book talks about the perils a founder may face and the ways to avoid them.
This book can really be helpful and calming for future business leaders.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is a great entrepreneur startup guide talking about the different approaches and the changing ways of launching a new business or a product. This book will help you in raising the capital efficiently leveraging human creativity at its best.
The Lean Startup talks about startups mostly from the software sector, marking it on the top of the list of best books for tech entrepreneurs.
$100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
With 50 case studies, Chris Guillebeau jots down the essentials of living an adventurous life in his book, $100 startup. He had been to 175 countries across the world without having any monthly paycheck. This is what the author tries to explain that you don’t have to do a nine to five job to live an adventurous life.
This book is an easy-to-read- guide which will change your life and your way of thinking.
Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk
After writing an international bestseller in 2009, Gary published Crushing it in 2018. He talks about how the principles mentioned in his previous launched book for entrepreneurs, Crush it, is helping today’s businessmen.
He shares stories of entrepreneurs who have come a long way and have grown wealthier using Crush It principles. Book also reveals secrets about the major social media platforms and how they can be used in amplifying the business.
This startup book will help you in drafting a blueprint of your dreams to build your own path, professionally as well as financially.
Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
At every stage of life, inspiration proves to be the key driving force until the end. Timothy Ferriss, the writer of the #1 international bestseller for the book 4 hours Workweek, penned down this book to give life advice to the entrepreneurs.
This is one of the best books for entrepreneurs who are just starting out on their journey toward success. It has experiences of the great icons in the business industry who had the solutions of the questions about life.
The book will definitely help you in finding the life when you are busy chasing your dreams.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Ben Horowitz, who is Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs and the author of this book. He unleashes the facts to know when you are all set to be an entrepreneur. He says that no one actually mentions the hardships and insights of the problems which leaders face every day.
This is one of the best books for the entrepreneurs, blended with the humor and the straight talks for the readers.
Best Books for Growing Entrepreneurs
Congratulations! Your newborn startup is growing gradually. Keep up with those baby steps. Now you are all set to make your roots firm in the market.
This is the phase when your startup is actually being taken seriously. It is high time when you need to think of raising the graphs. You might be struggling to make a room for your brand in the market and establishing your product as effectively as you can.
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
There are books for everything. Here is the list of books which can escort your way to greatness.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
At a certain stage of entrepreneurship, innovation starts stagnating. This book by Peter Thiel will give lessons on how remodeling early creations are not going to help, you need to create your own product to cater to your audience.
The book is a guide assisting you to ignite your innovations in the business. It says that every creation takes your business from zero to one and helps you with the best business ideas.
Being the no. 1 NY Times bestseller, Zero to One is one of the must-read books for entrepreneurs.
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The art of negotiating is one of the essential qualities of a good businessman. Never Split the Difference tells the story of its writer Chris Voss. He states the nine principles of negotiation and how it can play the key difference in building your business.
Chris Voss became the international kidnapping negotiator with his simple techniques of negotiating and which can be very useful for the entrepreneurs.
The book will improve your business and the way of doing it.
Traction by Gabriel Wienberg
In this business book, Gabriel Weinberg teaches the entrepreneurs that business is not only about partnerships, raising funds, hiring employees, but there is more in it. It is also about constantly reaching effectively to your customers. This one of the books which help you in improving your business.
This book is flooded with tips and tactics to achieve a higher number of customers that will surely help your business to flourish.
Brand Brilliance by Fiona Humberstone
Brand Brilliance by Fiona Humberstone was published in the year 2017. It talks about how while building a brand one needs to be focused on their vision. Your vision for your business is a mirror reflection of what your brand states and where it is heading towards.
In my opinion, this is another must-read book for entrepreneurs to bring clarity and substance in their brand.
Fiona Humberstone is a brand expert and teaches her readers how to stand out in a business market.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling
Written by three business leaders, this book offers you the four most effective disciplines of execution. These principles will help you in translating your strategy into execution.
The book is all about focus, leverage, engagement and accountability, the four disciplines and how you can actually make things better using these in your business.
Rework by Jason Fried and David>Heinemeier Hansson
The author of the book Rework, Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson talks about embracing the laziness. This is the best book for the ones who aspire to be a successful entrepreneur. The book tells the reader that if they want to be successful then they need to stop talking and start working. It is written in a simple and fathomable way and absolutely an excellent read.
The book teaches its readers how to be more creative, how one can get more exposure without wasting money and ways to improve your business.
Best Books for Successful Entrepreneurs
You had a dream, you chased that dream and finally, you have achieved your dream.
However, everything comes at a cost. This success might have cost to your me-time, family vacations, health, and most importantly your peace of mind.
Read books that inspire you to make time for yourself, that help you to be a good leader, be a better you. Don’t let your bank account define you. You are more than those paper currencies. Influence others and help others in achieving their goals.
“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”
Let’s see some books for the better you.
Shoe Dog By Phil Knight
In 2016 one of the most successful entrepreneur penned down his brand’s journey. Shoe Dog is a story of the creator of the Nike, Phil Knight. The story reveals how Phil established his brand from scratch and how his business survived through the hurricanes of the changing times.
This inspirational book for entrepreneurs is a must-read so that you may know what it takes to be at the top.
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Robert Cialdini is a socio-psychologist and the author of New York’s Bestseller Pre-Suasion. The author says that there is no such thing like content when it comes to influencing people. It is just a matter of moment and of the right time.
This business book will help you in persuading the potential people and changing their state of mind.
Radical Candor by Tim Scott
Kim Scott was an executive at Google and then at Apple. In her managing career, she realized that being a boss is not always an easy task. You need to be an effective leader to influence your employees and Kim Scott has mentioned some techniques in her book Radical Candor.
This book for entrepreneurs can help them in building their relations with employees and creating an environment of growth.
Awaken the Giant Within by Toni Robbins
Being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride and to survive on this ride you need to analyze your inner self.
Tony Robbins is an expert in psychology and in this book of self-mastery he gives some techniques to control your mind, emotions and the art of focusing. It helps you in knowing your true purpose and mastering your finances, relationships, and life.
This book is one of the most recommended books for entrepreneurs. It will help you to maintain your peace within the mind as well as around you.
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
I am ending my list of best books for entrepreneurs with this New York Times Bestseller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There authored by Marshall Goldsmith. This entrepreneurship book talks about how you can manage to be more successful with the mentioned techniques.
These techniques can help you mend your behavioral flaws and ultimately you will be on the peak of your career. Go and read this book for greater success.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss is a complete guide for a luxurious life. The book argues with the old concept when people used to plan their retirement and the lavish life after it. However, this book convinces its readers to have a luxury life along with your hectic life.
The book can be the best gift for an entrepreneur which focuses on teaching tips and techniques to increase your income and decrease your working hours.
Final Words on Best Books for Entrepreneurs
Do you hear to that little voice in your head?
You have come so far for your dream of being an entrepreneur and now the only reason stopping you from being great is, your ignorance to that little voice.
Read these best books for entrepreneurs, get inspired by the great leaders, evolve yourself along with your business and achieve your desired goals.
Tell us about the best book which helped you in becoming a Successful Entrepreneur. Comment section is all yours.