We are here with a list of top books every entrepreneur must read. These will give you the best of experiences from the outer world. It will teach you how to come out of the box and try new things, how to face challenges, how to achieve goals & many more things that you will come across in the journey of entrepreneurship.
Let’s check out the list:
1. How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie-
This book has been called the “grandfather of all people-skills books” because it has been assisting everyone from the rich and famous to successful business leaders for more than 80 years. The reason that this title remains useful and popular is because it describes techniques for handling other people, like six ways to get people to like you, 12 ways to encourage others to buy into your thinking or nine ways to change people’s minds without any resentment.
2. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki-
What’s the difference between spending your money on something that immediately gives you buyer’s remorse and the angels-are-singing delight that comes with a real treasure? Enchantment. Guy Kawasaki unpacks this concept in a way that leaves you nodding along with his suggestions. As an entrepreneur, you’ll find more than a few gems in this to get you thinking about how to really take care of your customers. As a customer, you’ll be looking for businesses that employ this kind of caretaking so you can support them further.
3. 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey-
The book first introduces the concept of paradigm shift and prepares the reader for a change in mindset. It helps the reader understand that a different perspective exists, a viewpoint that may be different from his or her own, and asserts that two people can see the same thing and yet differ with each other. Once the reader is prepared for this, it introduces the seven habits in a proper order. Read the book to know the 7 habits.
4. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand-
It is a story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. As fresh today as it was then, it is a novel about a hero and about those who try to destroy him.
5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho-
This classic story teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens along life’s path and above all following out dreams.
6. The $100 start-up by Chris Guillebeau-
If you’ve ever been discouraged thinking that first-time business owners must have access to capital or be wealthy already, this book will shatter those misconceptions. This is a particularly a great book because it follows entrepreneurs with under $100, who have launched profitable businesses.
7. Finding your way in a wild new world by Martha Beck-
This book provides some crazy-challenging personal inquiry that will speak directly to your inner entrepreneur. If you approach this with the idea of outing your real and passionate business self, you’re going to get rather serious rather quickly about what you’d actually like to do to make money. The spiritual and self-help aspects of this book will speak directly to your soul. Give this book a try—you may be surprised how pragmatic these tools are.
8. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries-
This classic touts the principles of spending little, being comfortable with uncertainty, and pivoting quickly when direction must inevitably change course. Whether an entrepreneur is a business veteran who has experienced the highs and lows of the great dotcom bubble or a young, inexperienced newcomer, a long-standing set of rules and suggestions are typically offered for certain scenarios, such as when it’s wise to turn to a focus group or just remain optimistic.
9. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christenen-
Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, who has founded a handful of companies on his own over the years, delivered one of the most respected and useful books for entrepreneurs about 17 years ago. Its power lies in the assertion that even though things are done correctly, a company can still vanish. Other takeaways from this modern-day classic are insights about when a businessperson should not listen to customers, the appropriate times to select smaller markets over larger ones and the right moment to invest in development of lower-performance products.
10. The power of habit by Charles Duhigg-
This book takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is about understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives
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