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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.