Knowledge is a vital resource as it provides you with ideas and solutions to the problems you face in day to day life and an important source of this is books. We often hear stories of entrepreneurs who got their inspiration from some other entrepreneur. If you aspire to join the ranks of wealthy entrepreneurs, reading is an invaluable skill. Books lead us into new ways of thinking, help us push through the tough times, and teach us how to become successful entrepreneur. So here are 9 must read books for the entrepreneur in you.
The startup playbook by David Kidder
David Kidder reveals the best kept secrets of some of the most influential startups of our time, given by their founding entrepreneurs. The startup playbook provides you the perfect dose of inspiration and the tips you need to excel in the startup ecosystem. This book is perfect for budding entrepreneurs who want to know the means of the trade.
Rework by Jason Fried
Tired of the cliche business books which give you huge doses of inspiration with little real time advice? Then rework is just the book for you with smarter, faster approach to succeed in business. It defies “traditional” rules and offers simple, no-nonsense advice for starting your own company.
Business adventures by John Brooks
Bill Gates’s favorite book, recommended by Warren Buffet should tell you enough to pick this book up to see what it has to offer. The book offers fascinating business stories from the big apple and an insight into the world of wall street. John brooks method to describe the challenges faced by these businesses and their unique solutions is certainly charming.
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
Ed Catmull has given us many wonderful stories and characters through his work at pixar and disney as their president. Creativity Inc. however isn’t a story of a character, rather it is a motivational insight about what creates, drives and sustains an innovative culture that drives the company forward. The book also provides remarkable lessons that only a CEO of a successful company would know.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Believed to be among the best business books ever written, the seven habits of highly efficient people has sold over 15 Mn copies and deservingly so. The lessons given in the book are timeless and they work. The book and its lessons have stood the test of time and are equally significant and applicable in the fast paced startup world.
Tribes by Seth Godin
Seth Godin is believed to be among the best entrepreneurial minds of the generation and in this book he just reminded us why. Tribes is a must read for every entrepreneur or wannapreneur because of it’s explanation of the markets and finding the right product. Tribes focuses on a simple message choose your audience first, then design your product accordingly.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Book geared specifically to the startup community and motivates them to do something new. Thiel explains, ‘anyone can do the job from 1 to 9, what matters is having the ideas and innovation to do the job from zero to one that is something new. The book offers invaluable advice on what to consider and what to avoid before moving forward.
If you have an appetite for innovation and creativity this is the book for you. Creativity is a must for entrepreneurs especially if they wish to compete with strong established brands with huge financial resources. Creative confidence works to provide startups the much needed innovation and creative ideas.
The 4-hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Timothy ferriss writes about the key aspect of taking your new idea to the market. According to him it is important that the entrepreneur knows more about and has more experience on the specific field than his audience, he should also be able to willing to help and solve a problem in the area; then develop a product that meets their needs.The book is a must for entrepreneurs and has plenty of shortcuts that’ll help you realize your entrepreneurial dream