Top 10 Entrepreneurship Books
Planning to start your entrepreneurship journey? Before you begin, get yourself acquainted with few entrepreneurship lessons. Following are the best books to help you learn and grow:
1. ZERO TO ONE
Zero to One is a 2014 book by the American entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel co-written with Blake Masters. Zero to One is an inside look at Peter Thiel’s philosophy and strategy for making your startup a success by looking at the lessons he learned from founding and selling PayPal, investing in Facebook and becoming a billionaire in the process.
2. The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup is a book by Eric Ries describing his proposed lean startup strategy for startup companies. It focuses on making sure that any startup you build is a long lasting startup. The lean startup approach helps new ventures launch products that customers actually want, far more quickly and cheaply than traditional methods.
3. The E-Myth
In this book, the writer Michael E. Gerber dispels the myths about starting your own business and shows how common misconceptions can get in the way of running your business optimally. After you have read The E Myth Revisited, you’ll be able to truly grow your business in a predictable and productive way.
4. Shoe Dog
A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world’s most recognized and profitable companies. This will be a great read for anybody, but if you are thinking about starting a business, especially a business that you expect to grow, this book belongs on your must-read list.
Rework is a book written by 37 signals founders David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried. Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. This book shows you the way. You’ll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
6. Crushing It!
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It! Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles.
7. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, first published in 1989, is a business and self-help book written by Stephen R. Covey. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. In August 2011 Time listed 7 Habits as one of “The 25 Most Influential Business Management Books.”
8. Influence: Science and Practice
Influence: Science and Practice is a psychology book examining the key ways people can be influenced by “Compliance Professionals”. Influence is about six principles of persuasion useful for sales, marketing and negotiation. Professor Robert Cialdini says certain triggers can influence human decisions almost automatically. The six principles are: reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity.
9. How to Win Friends and Influence People
People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. Over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time. This book is guaranteed to change your life forever. Not only will it teach you all the do’s and don’ts of the social life, but it will also teach you how to be a better entrepreneur.
10. The $100 Startup
The $100 Startup is a 2012 book written by Chris Guillebeau. In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. In his book, he talks about 50 of the most amazing success stories of entrepreneurs who are making more than $50,000 and who started with only a few bucks in their bank accounts. This is the perfect book to motivate you to move forward without focusing on the money. Get the idea, have the passion, and the rest will follow.