10 Best Entrepreneur Books of All Time to Help You Grow Your Business
You will always learn from advice from someone who has walked a similar journey, no matter how successful you are as an entrepreneur—whether you’re just starting or have already launched a few successful businesses. That’s where reading some of the best business books comes into play.
Perhaps you want some motivation to fire up your engines, or you might benefit from some guidance on how to improve your management skills and propel your company to new heights.
Sitting down and reading one of these best books for entrepreneurs can be one of the best ways to get any entrepreneurial advice you need. If you’re wondering what are the best books for businesspeople to read. This is the perfect article for you.
Entrepreneur Books that every business enthusiastic should read
The books mentioned below will assist you in becoming a successful entrepreneur by helping you develop both personally and professionally. These best entrepreneur books will teach you the fundamentals of becoming an entrepreneur and provide tips on what to expect along the way to achieving entrepreneurial success.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
The novel, Shoe Dog, tells the story of how Phil started Nike from the ground up after embarking on a wild entrepreneurial adventure. He began by selling shoes out of the trunk of his car, and today, athletes such as Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods proudly wear Nike footwear. Not to mention the tens of millions of people who have purchased his shoes around the world. You almost certainly have a pair in your wardrobe right now.
It’s almost like raising a child when it comes to growing a company. It requires a tremendous amount of effort, time, and resources in the first few years. However, as it grows larger, it begins to give back to you. And people put in the effort because they value their position as a parent.
It’s insane to develop a company into a billion-dollar corporation. Any sane and normal person will look for a low-stress job. Phil was well aware that his plan was absurd, but he relished the adventure. Growing a corporation, according to Phil, is similar to running:
Few ideas are as crazy as my favorite thing, running. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s risky. The rewards are few and far from guaranteed. When you run around an oval track or down an empty road, you have no real destination. At least, none that can fully justify the effort. The act itself becomes the destination. It’s not just that there’s no finish line; it’s that you define the finish line
After reading this book, you’ll understand why someone would want to start a company as large as Nike, with all the stress and headaches that entails.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Many things that school does not teach us are out in the open for entrepreneurs, and Ben Horowitz needs them to be. His novel, The Hard Thing About Hard Things, offers advice on how to launch and run a real-world startup. He’ll give you advice on topics that school doesn’t seem to cover, such as how to examine problems and come up with solutions, or how difficult it is to run a company.
By sharing his entrepreneurial tale of how he faced rivalry and cultivated success, he puts you in the CEO mindset. It’s an excellent book for entrepreneurs searching for a mentor to help them along their path. This book isn’t censored; it tells it like it is about becoming an entrepreneur.
Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki
It is important to read books on financial education to succeed. Kim Kiyosaki takes on the task of informing women all over the world about the influence of money and how they can participate in it.
She encourages women to learn about money so they don’t have to rely on men for the rest of their lives. She teaches women of all ages how to budget, invest in real estate, stocks, and companies, and how to use the financial skills they don’t teach you in school to become wealthy and self-sufficient.
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
We all hear about success stories after they happen, such as how millionaire XYZ started their company with just $1,000 in their bank account.
But how did they expand their company from that point? What happened to make them millionaires? What was the essence of their journey? How did they feel as they fought their way through the challenges?
In her book Founders at Work, Jessica Livingston answers all of these questions by interviewing some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and asking all of the right questions.
How did Apple’s Steve Wozniak expand his company? Where did Sabeer Bhatia get the courage to overcome challenges? Only by reading the book will you be able to find answers to all of these questions!
THE LEAN STARTUP BY ERIC RIES
The book promised to clarify why certain companies fail and, more importantly, how they can be prevented in the future. When it comes to pivoting and persevering, people’s favorite takeaway from the book is when to pivot and when to persevere. Although the book is geared toward high-value businesses and large-scale ideas, it is critical reading for understanding a company in its early stages.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
In this book, Tim Ferriss talked about some ideas and goals of life. According to him everyone nowadays is searching for a quick fix, and becoming an entrepreneur is all about taking advantage of life’s wonders without having to work 40 hours a week. Timothy understands this, and as a result, he puts you in the right frame of mind to begin building a business that will enable you to work just four hours per week and still make a fortune.
Most of us have the idea that we are supposed to work until we are 60, then retire and live the good life. Tim does a great job pointing out how backward that idea is, and gives lots of suggestions for how to change your life to accommodate. He calls those who have done so the “New Rich”, as they are rich in life – which is not related to being rich in dollars.
“Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
BLINK is a straightforward book about how we think without thinking and the consequences of that thinking. The author demonstrates how the decisions we make in an instant in the blink of an eye aren’t always as straightforward as they seem. As a result, this novel unlocks the secrets of mind reading an skill that the reader discovers inside themselves after finishing the book.
When the company is on the line, the most effective entrepreneurs will make the difficult choices that no one wants to make.
But how can you tell if you’re making the right choice? What qualities do you look for in a successful decision-maker? “Blink” explores these issues by examining how company owners handle decision-making.
This is one of the best books for entrepreneurs who are just getting started and need to learn how to make the crucial first decisions that will decide their company’s success.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Robert Kiyosaki’s tale of growing up with two fathers: his biological father and his father’s best friend, his “rich dad” is portrayed in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad. Kiyosaki outlines how both men influenced his views on money and investing. He also debunks the idea that you have to make a lot of money to be wealthy and demonstrates how you can make money work for you rather than the other way around.
The book also advocates for financial literacy, economic independence, and productive investment through asset saving, real estate investing, starting and owning companies, and growing financial knowledge.
The book will shed light on the 9-5 career and the rat race that keeps you stuck in a job you despise just to pay your bills. Without giving you a headache, Robert Kiyosaki’s book also breaks down everything you need to know about financial education. He shows you how to make your entrepreneurial aspirations a reality by telling you the hard truth about wealth: it isn’t earned by going to school, having good grades, graduating with a diploma, or working for a safe business.
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Brian Tracy, a legendary sales professional, wrote the book The Psychology of Selling, which is highly regarded. It connects salespeople with concepts, tools, plans, and tactics to help them sell quicker and more easily than ever before. It’s a must-read for all types of salespeople.
Every entrepreneur understands that effective sales techniques are essential to a successful company. You must not only sell your product, but you must also sell yourself and your concept. It doesn’t matter if you have a fantastic product if you don’t know how to handle someone and make them fall in love with you and the product.
Brian Tracy’s book provides useful information and techniques for increasing sales by concentrating on one thing: the person. Entrepreneurs often overlook the fundamentals of selling and focus only on generating results, but to achieve results, you must first understand the fundamentals. Brian Tracy goes through all of the big points in detail.
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
In this book, Dr. Spencer Johnson tells a story about a group of people who live in a maze and must learn to cope with change. Here a metaphor for what you want in life is cheese.
The story, which stars four mice named Sniff, Scurry, Hem, and Haw, explores four different personalities and how they can affect one’s company.
This book will educate all businesspeople about themselves and their life choices. It will show you how to be versatile in your decision-making so that you can easily pursue your aspirations and goals.
At the end of the novel, it’s suggested that you draw a map and place yourself among the four mice, according to your personality style. Do anything if you belong to a personality group that will most likely prevent you from succeeding in a company.
As an entrepreneur or business enthusiastic you can keep these books close to you and refer to them often. When you need guidance on how you can be the best business owner, these books will surely offer important insights.
Mehjabin Zaman Mahee
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