HERE ARE THE TOP 10 BOOKS EVERY ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD READ
- ‘THINK AND GROW RICH’ BY NAPOLEON HILL
“Think & Grow Rich” is one of those books that teaches timeless lessons anyone can apply, both in business and in life.
Originally published back in 1937, this book tells us the principles, habits, and secrets of some history’s most successful business people: Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and many more.
- ‘ZERO TO ONE’ BY PETER THIEL
This book is a collection of lectures delivered by billionaire investor and founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, during his teaching years at Stanford.
Along with co-author (and former student) Blake Masters, Thiel has put together a hard-hitting set of standards for entrepreneurs, startups, and thought-leaders to carefully consider when building a business that’s aimed at shaping the future of our society.
‘LEADERS EAT LAST’ BY SIMON SINEK
In this book, author Simon Sinek lays out actionable insights about why leaders need to replace the old “carrot & stick” models of management with more sustainable approaches, that are grounded in empathy and designed to boost engagement and a sense of camaraderie that’s missing in the modern workplace…
Pick this book up if you plan on — or already are — leading a business that’s comprised of teams of people that depend on working together in order to succeed.
‘INFLUENCE’ BY ROBERT CIALDINI
Successful businesses are built by successfully selling quality products, programs, and/or services to large numbers of loyal customers.
Successfully selling to these customers requires an individual to possess the knowledge + skills of effectively influencing “browsers” into becoming “buyers.” In his landmark book, “Influence”, Robert Cialdini breaks this down to a science (literally).
In the book, you’ll learn about “The 6 weapons of influence” and how to utilize them in order to persuade prospects + people to buy using science-backed psychological triggers found within all of us.
‘THE E-MYTH REVISITED’ BY MICHAEL GERBER
As entrepreneurs, we want the best for our businesses. We want our business to thrive. To grow. To expand. To prosper… and sometimes, we get so caught up in make all of this happen, we forget about why we start the darn business in the first place.
Before we know it, we’ve created a job for ourselves rather than a self-sustaining business. In “The E-Myth Revisited”, author Michael Gerber helps us approach our business as a business — not a job.
‘THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE’ BY STEPHEN COVEY
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for couple of decades, chances are you’ve heard of “The 7 Habits” by the late great Stephen Covey — but have you actually read it and put it to use as a business book.
If not, then now’s the time to consider doing that. The power of this book comes from the time-less principles (or habits) it’s based off of.
Each of the habits laid out in this book are designed to act as individual prescriptions for effectiveness in every area of life: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially, too.
‘NEVER EAT ALONE’ BY KEITH FERRAZZI
Are you interested in getting ahead and getting the edge in life — without having to sacrifice your integrity to do it? If yes, then this is your book.
“Never Eat Alone” is a classic book on connecting with others, and must-read for anyone living in the current connection economy.
As author Keith Ferrazzi says in the book, “Success in any field, but especially in business is about working with people, not against them.”
‘GETTING THINGS DONE’ BY DAVID ALLEN
You can have some of the greatest, most innovative ideas in the world — and have every single one of them flop due to a lack of ability to EXECUTE.
If you lack the willingness + capability to get things done with effectiveness + efficiency, it doesn’t matter how great your ideas are because when it’s all said and done, success depends upon consistent action.
Lucky for us, here to help us close out this essential list of business books is David Allen’s “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity”.
‘HOOKED’ BY NIR EYAL
If you’re interested in learning the mechanics of what goes into designing habit-forming products, then this book is for you.
In this book, author Nir Eyal breaks down the ingredients of a habit-forming product, and uses supporting examples to clarify his points, so that you can really learn how to implement the triggers that popular apps like Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Twitter have used in order to get us “hooked” on their products.
‘BOLD’ BY PETER DIAMANDIS, STEVEN KOTLER
Want to learn how to leverage exponential technologies to accelerate growth like you’ve never seen before? “Bold” is the business book for you.
In this powerful book, you’ll learn about using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary WEALTH while you make a difference in this world.
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