12 Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs

12 Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs

The most common thing out of all that successful people have is that

“They READ a LOT”

An average Entrepreneur reads 4-5 books a month and they don’t read to be entertained but for education, productivity, success, and self-improvement.

So, basically reading is the path to become an entrepreneur and to expedite your growth, we have made a list of the 12 most powerful books for entrepreneurs that are also a must-read, so, buckle-up  😉

 


Made to Stick
by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

made to stick

336 pages

“The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.”

Great book that teaches how to spread effective ideas, but also it teaches how people process information and different scientific theories about oral communication.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Losing My Virginity
by Richard Branson

losing my virginity

592 pages

“In the same way that I tend to make up my mind about people within thirty seconds of meeting them, I also make up my mind about whether a business proposal excites me within about thirty seconds of looking at it. I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.” 

This book provides real good insights into the Mind and Real Life Challenges faced by Richard Branson during his journey as a “Serial Entrepreneur”.

A must-read for all wannabe StartUp Owners, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Crossing the Chasm
by Geoffrey A. Moore

crossing the chasm

288 pages

“The number-one corporate objective, when crossing the chasm, is to secure a distribution channel into the mainstream market, one with which the pragmatist customer will be comfortable. This objective comes before revenues, before profits, before press, even before customer satisfaction. All these other factors can be fixed later – but only if the channel is established.” 

Excellent book on how to move from an early market to conquer the mainstream market, in which the majority of profit resides.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Running Lean
by Ash Maurya

running lean

256 pages

“Life’s too short to build something nobody wants.”

If you plan on founding your first startup and you could only read one book, you would be well served to pick Running Lean.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Innovation and Entrepreneurship
by Peter F. Drucker

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

288 pages

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” 

This book is about how to find opportunities to innovate, how to manage entrepreneurship within an organization, and how to manage an entrepreneurial strategy in the market.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Blink: The Power of Thinking without thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell

blink

304 pages

“We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t really have an explanation for.” 

A book which gives one insight as to how sometimes our very own well thought decisions can be wrong while our instinct was right. But don’t get too carried away with the fact that instincts are always right.

This book tells you when to listen to your instincts and when to take a decision on the traditional way with plentiful examples and research to back it up.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win
by Steve Blank

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

370 pages

“In a startup, no facts exist inside the building, only opinions.” 

This book gives a really broad perspective beyond tech and gives you enough reasons to ponder why technologies & products survive or fail. It would make you think why & how one should learn & care about creating customer value out of technology.

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Amazon

 


Built to Sell: Creating a Business that can Thrive Without You
by John Warrillow

Built to Sell: Creating a Business that can Thrive Without You

176 pages

“Don’t be afraid to say no to projects. Prove that you’re serious about specialization by turning down work that falls outside your area of expertise. The more people you say no to, the more referrals you’ll get to people who need your product or service.” 

An amazing book for those who want to either build their company with selling strategy means with an exit plan, or even those who want to focus on few things and run their company without their much involvement.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


Choose Yourself!
by James Altucher

Choose Yourself!: Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream

274 pages

“no matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter who your audience is: 30 percent will love it, 30 percent will hate it, and 30 percent won’t care. Stick with the people who love you and don’t spend a single second on the rest. Life will be better that way.”

The right choice for anyone who struggled with their career after a recession. This book will transform your thinking and better your life greatly.

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Amazon

 


Good To Great
by Jim Collins

Good To Great

320 pages

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” 

This is an amazing book, based on facts that don’t just share the results of great companies; it takes you, the reader through the thinking process that made the companies great.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


The Lean Startup
by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses

336 pages

“Reading is good, action is better.” 

The book is mostly about the process of building, innovating every single day in a startup life, however, some parts of it also hold true for bigger companies. The best thing about this book is that you don’t need business experience to understand the core concepts. The principles he talks about can be applied to all types of types of business but are particularly helpful for software and tech products.

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Amazon

 


Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
by Jim Collins

Built To Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

368 pages

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” 

An excellent book on how to build an organization and focus on what really matters to survive and endure.

Get your Copy

Amazon

 


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