Reading books can help you gain insight and inspiration as an entrepreneur. You can gain some valuable tips on how to improve not only as an individual, but also as a business owner.
Here are 10 books all entrepreneurs need to read:
Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki:
“There are two kinds of people and organisations in the world: eaters and bakers. Eaters want a bigger slice of an existing pie, bakers want to make a bigger pie.”
This book advises on how you can really take care of your customers.
The $100 Start-up by Chris Guillebeau:
This book shares some inspirational stories by entrepreneurs who turned their passion or hobby into something profitable. The author promotes creative thinking and shares tools on how to turn hobbies into a successful business model.
The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy:
This book helps entrepreneurs maximise on their selling capabilities. It also provides valuable strategies on how to improve sales by focusing more on the person.
You’ll learn about how to approach the person to sell out only your idea, but also yourself and your product.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter:
A popular book by any standards, Rich Dad, Poor Dad breaks down financial education in an easy way. The book teaches you how to reach your entrepreneurial potential. It also highlights the hard facts about wealth.
The Start-up of you: Adapt to the Future, invest in yourself and transform your career by Reid Hoffman:
Written by LinkedIn co-founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, this book helps you discover the key to managing your career as if you were already an entrepreneur.
You can learn how to put yourself in the entrepreneurial mindset. The book will help you think like an entrepreneur, to motivate you to keep going.
The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss:
This book revolutionised the thinking of aspiring entrepreneurs. No longer do people have to aspire to working long hours to become successful entrepreneurs. Ferriss provides the tools to build a fortune by working only 4 hours a week.
The Art of Non-conformity by Chris Gillebeau:
This book is perfect for entrepreneurs looking to be different and facing entrepreneurship head-on. Discover how to live the life you want and how to set goals for yourself.
Screw it, Let’s do it by Sir Richard Branson:
Also known as “Dr Yes,” Branson outlines his philosophy in the book: No matter how big the task is or how impossible it seems in the beginning, just say “yes” and go for it.
Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander:
The book promotes taking action and consistency. According to Alexander, rhinos are synonyms for highly energetic entrepreneurs. Cows and sheep are personified as mediocre people who simply let life pass them by. Learn how to charge your way through obstacles to your way to success.
The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles:
The title of this book is enough to entice anyone to read it. Written more than 100 years ago, Wattles’ ideas remain relevant even today. The book teaches you that every success starts with a thought and taking action.