Every successful and well-known entrepreneur in the world accomplishes their business because of many reasons and incidents. One of these reasons is reading books. So, if you want to start your own business, you should have a good habit of reading books. And here are the top 10 books entrepreneur should read.
1. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss: This book has been translated into 35 languages, has spent more than four years on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold more than 1,350,000 copies worldwide. With this book, Timothy Ferriss talks about his own experience in making his career more profitable and time-efficient. This book also talks about lifestyle design which contains of four sections. The first section is about ‘Definition’ refers to what is your objectives? What do you really want or do with your income? The second section is ‘Elimination’ means time management; how to set and limit your time effectively and efficiently? The third section is about ‘Automation’ refers to managing your cash flow to be sustainable or to be increased. The last section is ‘Liberation’ indicates of the using of automation accurately. Therefore, it is practically a must-read book to stimulate more profitable and less time consuming in the field of business.
2. The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte: This book is designed to bring the soulful and practical guide to creating your own success. Each session in the book is ended by worksheet in order to strengthen your outcome. Throughout the book, Danielle LaPorte has pointed out the tips of win yourself, the tips of using your strength and your particular skills effectively, and the tips of setting a clear goal in your life path and at work which are the fundamentals to succeed in your career or business. Because of Danielle LaPorte perspectives, there are more than one million people enjoy reading “The Fire Starter Sessions”. This book is very suitable for people who have just taken up their enterprise.
3. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau: Starting a business! Perhaps most entrepreneurs think of money to invest. Simply, “The $100 Startup” provides guidelines to deal with this question-money. Chris Guillebeau said, everywhere is money, and sometimes you do not even need to have any money to start a business. “The $100 Startup” is not only the book to read through, but also a book to inquire more on critical and creative thinking. Through the book, Chris Guillebeau inspires to learn and follow your own passion to trigger in your business. And to startup, entrepreneur should be concerned of product and service that others will buy and how satisfied they are with the product and service, not about the income that will be made. Hence, it is an inevitable book to read as you want to start your own business.
4. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki: In business, customer is the key that can make one’s business become successfully. Guy Kawasaki wrote “Enchantment” to persuade people as well as customers to stand by your side, your company. It also gives the idea of maintaining the standard ethics to influence customers, changing the world, changing yourself, i.e., your mind and your attitude to have a successful venture. In short, “Enchantment” is a must-read book in order to have good interaction between entrepreneurs and customers.
5. Finding Your Way In A Wild New World by Martha Beck: In a world that seems more and more chaotic, this book gives readers new tool which break the distance between science and magic to see clearly the joyful lives. Yet, everyone has their own inner power, and everyday never do they use it. Thus, Martha Beck provides her reader with information to help them access their inner power to success in their life and in occupation. For entrepreneursshould read this book to find their inner power and use I tin their entrepreneurship.
6. Buy It, Fix It, Sell It:Profit! By Kevin, C. Myers: It is a number one best-selling book on Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. This book is suitable for who would like to run their business in the area of real estate. It provides the understanding of background in real estate, the ways to develop a high-profit, the ways to avoid getting much risk, and home-based home rehabilitation business. It is a book that should read after all.
7. Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman: In this book, Daniel Kahneman summarized his research of human cognition. In there, he explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, emotional, and subconscious; System 2 is slow, logical, and conscious. Hence, entrepreneurs must read this book to understand how that two systems work so as to make a better decision in their business.
8. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson: This is definitely a book to read as it tells about Steve Job, the world’s greatest CEO and the number one of caring consumers. Entrepreneurs should read and learn from Steve Job’s failure and success, and the secret that Steve Job can create the world to be more intimate between humanity and technology. From this book, entrepreneurs will be more familiar with the right ways of startup.
9. Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz: “Onward” is the story of a great leader who save his company from bankrupt catastrophe, and who learned from his mistakes to make a better transformation. From this story, the author emphasizes about entrepreneur’s ego and eventually, he could overcome from difficulties. Frankly, “Onward” teaches entrepreneur to check their ego when running their own business; sometime its impact is good, and sometimes is awful. Read “Onward” to learn more from one of American’s great entrepreneur.
10. The Wisdom of Failure: How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons without Paying the Price by Larry Weinzimmer and Jim McConoughey: This book had been written successfully by interviewed a lot of successful entrepreneurs. Also, this book is addressed those entrepreneurs’ failure and is provided various useful strategies to handle. Again, fail fast, learn fast, and succeed fast. Therefore, entrepreneurs should read this book.
To make a great achievement in your business, young entrepreneurs should learn from successful entrepreneurs’ background and read more books to build up your mindset, to control your ego, to enhance your leadership potential, and to convince more consumers. The more you read, the success comes next to you!