10+ Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs

 

Whether someone is looking to start something of their own after years of experience in a field or young entrepreneurs, both will be going through an entirely different experience once they decide to do something on their own, with that being said; you should stack up on every piece of useful information there is.

What is the best way to do it?

Books; whatever be the generation, forms may change, but nothing can replace a good book, the insight and in-depth knowledge they provide for any subject you need.

 

All In

The author shares his experience of 40 years in this book in the form of 101 lessons which is something every entrepreneur should learn. The lessons in the book are the keys he used himself in building his empire.

Read it For:
Read it to realize that everyone you know as a business giant now started rather small as paper boys or door to door delivery boys. Its persistence and commitment that made them what they are today.
Don't Read it For:
A good book overall but some of the tips are for those who already have something of their own and how they can improve. Still worth reading as it has some precious insights.
What makes this book stand out?:
The real-life experiences and the humoristic way to present everything is amazing.

Tools of Titans

A compilation of interviews in the best readable form possible. Tim has presented us some really valuable insights from leaders in all fields there are from businessmen to athletes. It has every profession you can dream to do great in.

Read it For:
Read it to get a variety of opinions on habits, routines, attitude from various leaders in their own field.
Don't Read it For:
A very good book but misses the why only focuses on whats. Must read for those who love celebrity interviews and like the variety of opinion as well.
What makes this book stand out?:
The compilation method in such a readable form is something really rare.

Disrupted

Going over how bad practices can ruin a startup, it is worth reading to learn and avoid these mistakes when starting something of your own. Author has shared his real-life experience in the book which is something really valuable.

Read it For:
Read it to learn some eye-opening truth about the startup scene these days and how mismanagement can lead to failures.
Don't Read it For:
Overall a fair book but you might find some points where the writer’s views are biased based on age and some other factors, still worth a read to learn from author’s experience.
What makes this book stand out?:
The humor and real experience make it stand out a bit, the way he has written everything is also something different.

Idea of Execution

A book compiling somewhat monthly business reports of the writers’ startup, how they improvised and adapted quickly to run their startup. They have focused on optimizing, atomization and outsourcing, which is something many might find very useful.

Read it For:
Read it to learn from their mistakes and to learn the way in which you should improvise in your startup.
Don't Read it For:
A good read overall, however, you might feel like it’s an advertisement of their company if you don’t understand the delivery style.
What makes this book stand out?:
Mentioning your actual business model and approach is something I find very unique and is very easy to relate to.
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Unshakable

The book goes over the specifics of investment. How to invest smart, improve the business plan and tackle market correction. Avoiding financial predators, human behavior and etc. are some points this book elaborates.

Read it For:
Read it for a quick and informative reading session. Improving the basics of investment and surviving in the market.
Don't Read it For:
Overall a very good book for all the young entrepreneurs out there, but asset allocation as in money is something the book misses.
What makes this book stand out?:
The solid advice after consulting several market experts provided by the writer is something really useful.

Grit

A very useful book which emphasizes the importance of hard work over sheer talent. The book also goes over the topic on how to cope up with failure during anything you do.

Read it For:
Read it for the encouragement you will need as an aspiring entrepreneur. Aim to try harder and ultimately do great.
Don't Read it For:
The book is very good and is a must-read for everyone who wants to learn something good but you might find it repetitive, not losing rhythm due to that will make this book very informative.
What makes this book stand out?:
The boost this book provides to those who are not treated as geniuses is something amazing. It boosts your self-confidence and makes you believe that you can do anything.

The Third Wave

The book goes about next industrial revolution which will be caused by the internet. The writer has shared some valuable tips and insights on how to use internet to support any kind of business you have.

Read it For:
Read it to learn how to manage the changing nature of the internet and take benefit from it.
Don't Read it For:
It’s a good book for every entrepreneur out there however you might feel that it is more like a personal story, but overall a must read for budding entrepreneurs.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book focuses on something different from the usual trend which books for an entrepreneur follow. So one should read it.

Pivot

The book tells you everything about doing the right thing. The small steps you can take throughout your career to change your life for good.

Read it For:
You might feel that it misses out on the emotional aspect of change, but still, it is one of the must-read books for entrepreneurs.
Don't Read it For:
You might feel that it misses out on the emotional aspect of change, but still, it is one of the must-read books for entrepreneurs.
What makes this book stand out?:
The fact that it is not only applicable to entrepreneurs rather to everyone who is working is something which makes this book stand out. The wide range of people who can relate to the book is amazing.

Be Obsessed or Be Average

The book tells how to achieve a dream by being obsessed with it. It will show you that if you are not crazy about something, then you won’t be able to do the best you possibly can.

Read it For:
Read it to get the motivation needed for breaking out of your mediocrity.
Don't Read it For:
Overall a very nice book but you might feel that it is for someone who really lacks motivation, but even if you don’t lack motivation, you will get a boost after reading this book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out from the moment you read the title, and it also goes over a very different topic that is an obsession. Being obsessed with what you really want to do and doing whatever it takes to do it, is something you will learn.

Big Magic

Big Magic goes over the attitudes, approaches, and habits that will help you do the magic in your career. The writer has presented everything that is necessary to be a good entrepreneur by relating it to creativity. It’s all about how creative you are.

Read it For:
Read it to motivate yourself in the right direction for your career even if it's not about being an entrepreneur.
Don't Read it For:
The book overall is good but you might not find anything new if you have already read a lot about creativity and if you are creative enough right now. Still, a book entrepreneurs must read.
What makes this book stand out?:
The spiritual and pragmatic balance this book talks about is what differentiates it from other books you will come across.

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