s food is necessary in our diet, books are as necessary in entrepreneurs’ daily diet. Reading daily keeps the mind active, helps in coming up with new concepts, and moreover, it helps in understanding how to make the ideas come to life. Learning from others’ experience is no less than a blessing. Think about this - you get to learn a person’s life experience of 40 years in 4 hours. Here are the must-read books for entrepreneurs - you can’t miss this.
Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs
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1. Zero to one by Peter Thiel
“Brilliant thinking is rare, but courage is in even shorter supply than genius.”
If you want to run a successful business, Peter Thiel is THE person to go to. He co-founded PayPal and has been the CEO of eBay.
He addresses the topic of entrepreneurs’ wish to do something different that will change the world. In the book, he tells the readers exactly what it takes to build something unique. In his own words, “Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their business will be unique.”
2.How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
““If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive”
This is one of the widely known books, and rightly so. People skills is one of the most important skills, if not the most important skill.
For an entrepreneur, this book is a must read since it gives you an understanding of people and how you can effectively deal with them. Each chapter of the book develops and gives you a deep insight. For example, Dale Carnegie says in the book, “When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”
3. Deep Work by Cal Newport
“If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.”
Deep Work is by far the most important book for entrepreneurs. In this distracting world, a set time for focused work is necessary but difficult. The books lay down four methods with which you can cultivate a work ethic by staying focused and doing ‘deep work’.
4. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
“If you’re remarkable, it’s likely that some people won’t like you. That’s part of the definition of remarkable.”
This book is not something that will just motivate you to do things. It will make you stand up and actually take actions. Written by the marketing genius Seth Godin himself, this book traces how individuals, companies, and great ideas stand out as ‘purple cows.’ Everyone has seen a normal cow, but purple cow?
5. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
“Disruptive technologies typically enable new markets to emerge.”
The market is ever-changing and the consumers are getting smarter everyday - which is a good thing for innovators. This book has been a deep influence on Steve Jobs and the World has seen the results that Jobs produced.
Clayton M. Christensen discusses at length on how certain companies with good ideas perform at their best but still fail to win the market. This book is no less than a guide for entrepreneurs who want to innovate and build something that will last and capture the whole market.
6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
“Start with the end in mind. ”
Have you ever come across a book that teaches you something new every single time you read it? This book is one of those.
Stephen R. Covey has put down the 7 habits that you must cultivate to be a winner. This book will help you become more self-aware and improve yourself to achieve what you want.
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