10 must-read books for entrepreneurs

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Thinking of starting your own business? Already have? Or simply curious to find how it’s done, or what successful entrepreneurs have learned along the way? We’ve got you covered with a list of the best books on the subject, filled with wisdom and guidance on the challenges (and rewards) of entrepreneurship.

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“Your network is your net worth.” Learn how to grow your network from Jayson Gaignard

Mastermind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationships by Connecting Experts, Influencers, and Linchpins by Jayson Gaignard

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Mastermind Dinners is a no-nonsense, no BS, tried-and-tested, experience-based book. And I loved it. Jayson Gaignard wrote it in an honest, friendly tone and gave away the blueprint for how he used this exact method to go from a quarter-million US dollar debt to a successful business. Continue Reading…

Innovator’s Dilemma: how to keep up with a changing market

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change) by Clayton M. Christensen

How can great companies fail when they get everything right? That’s the question Clayton Christensen attempts to answer in The Innovator’s Dilemma. Managers, usually those from big, serious companies, should read some Douglas Adams before answering, or put their reports and assessment results in files with covers that have “Don’t Panic” printed in large, friendly letters on them.

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Redesign your mind by building the greatest start-up: you

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha

There are a lot of books about starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur. And now, thanks to Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, there’s finally a great book for those who want to remain employed, but on their terms.

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Pat Flynn: Great ideas are meant to fly high

Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money by Pat Flynn

Will it Fly? by Pat Flynn aims to teach us how to take our ideas and turn them into a successful business. It has all the tips and tricks you need to turn your newly-hatched idea into a soaring rocket headed for the moon.

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Learn how to reveal the giant within, by Tony Robbins

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author. He is well known for self-help books such as Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within, and Awaken the Giant Within.

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The introvert’s guide to becoming an entrepreneur

The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms by Beth Buelow

You have the willpower to create something you deeply love and believe in – that’s why you become an entrepreneur. Being an introvert doesn’t diminish your chances of success. It’s a fact that is explored in The Introvert Entrepreneur by Beth Buelow.

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What it takes to achieve greatness

The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

What does it take to achieve greatness?

Start reading Lewis Howe’s The School of Greatness to find out. Mobilizing your energy towards your passion and turning it into a business is not easy; you have to work each day to sustain the hunger for greatness.

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How do you get traction for your startup?

Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

Your startup is similar to a rocket. The gain in altitude must be done quickly and without many hiccups. Your fuel is best made out of an equal ratio of attention to product development, and to the process of choosing the right traction channel.

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Peter Sims: great success starts with little bets

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims

Do you have a big idea that you’re not exactly sure how to execute?

We’re tempted to have that kind of perception about big ideas or dreams. We think we have to start off big and take big actions in order to fulfill our ambitions.

Are we right or wrong?

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