The Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read
If you are an entrepreneur and want to succeed in business, you have to be a little more creative than anyone else. But you could be wondering about how the creativity bit comes about! Of course, it doesn’t just come, but there are certain things that you must do to have creativeness and innovativeness come through you, and one of these things includes; READING AND DOING RESEARCH.
Reading is a powerful model proven by the fact that most successful entrepreneurs are actually good readers; therefore, you can become an excelling entrepreneur by initiating the reading model. According to research, an average CEO must read at least 50-60 books per year, and monthly, they should approximately be 4-5 books breaking it down to one book per week.
The richest people almost in every country have one character in common, and that is reading. If you want to be a business entrepreneur, then you really have to adopt the culture of reading, and hopefully, this will get you where you want to be as the next big entrepreneur, and as they have always said that practice makes perfect, then you got to start right now.
What makes reading a good culture for the most successful entrepreneurs is the fact that reading aids to develop new thinking, thus helping you become creative and innovative in one way or the other; additionally, reading helps to reduce stress, kicks off boredom, and there is always something new to learn at least every moment you sit down to read.
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The 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read
Well, here we are and now let us get started on it! To start and grow health, a business that will thrive through, you must put books first and make reading a regular; here we go!
1. CHOOSE YOURSELF - JAMES ALTUCHER
If you are an entrepreneur and you have not had access to, or you have not read this book, then you are really missing a lot because it has the best entrepreneurial ideas that any businessman or woman would really appreciate and love. If you are thinking of operating or opening a business soon, please grab this book, and you will love the knowledge and the motivation you will get from it.
Choose yourself by James was published in 2013, and the original author of the book is; JAMES ALTUCHER. He says choose yourself, be happy make millions and live the dream. This book emphasizes building your own path to a bright, new world out of the wreckage old”. James talks about the pathways that every single entrepreneur needs to have or should have.
One of the best quotes in choosing yourself by James is, “no matter who you are, no matter what you do, no matter who your audience is; 30 percent will love it, 30 percent will hate, and 30 percent won’t care stick with the people who love you and don’t spend a single second on the rest, life will be better that way.”
2. GOOD TO GREAT - JIM COLLINS
Just like the name states, “good to great,” trust me, if you read this book, you would have your business improved from good to great. If you are an upcoming entrepreneur, you need to have this book on the table, and you will thank me later. Like they usually say that you reap what you sow. Indeed that’s true. If you want to have huge returns from investment, you have to be creative by finding new ways of doing things and this can only be achieved if you read because reading gives new knowledge, new business ideas, the different and unique ways of doing things.
Good to great by Collins helps you to know more about the determinants of success and failure, this was published in 2011, and the original author is JIM COLLINS; the length of this book is just 520 pages. Therefore as a motivated entrepreneur, if you spare 30 minutes to one hour each day to read a bit of this book, you can have it done in just one week; however, your major focus should be on getting ideas to help you advance your business.
The best quote in Jim Collin’s book that is Good To Great is” when (what you are deeply passionate about what you can be best in the world and what drives your economic engine) come together, not only does your work move toward greatness but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it isn't easy to have a meaning full life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain rare tranquility that comes from knowing that you have had a hand in creating something of intrinsic excellence that contributes. Indeed, you might even gain that deepest of all satisfactions: knowing that your short time here on this earth has been well spent and that it mattered.”
3. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELLING - BRIAN TRACY
Imagine you are a salesman or sales representative. You have not read this book; that’s so unfortunate if you haven’t because, trust me, you are really missing a lot on closing sale deals because you have limited knowledge about selling.
You all know clearly that the success of any business depends on selling, and rarely can a company survive without selling. Selling doesn’t necessarily end on products or services, but we also sell ourselves and ideas; selling products and services goes hand in hand with knowing how to sell yourself first and create an impressive first. Once that is done, the customer will be 80 percent convinced, and you are likely to win a sale.
Brian Tracy’s book talks more about strategies of selling by focusing on one thing. This book was published on the 18th of July 2006. One of the best quotes in the psychology of selling by Brian Tracy is, "A person who really likes himself or herself has high self-esteem and therefore a positive self-concept. When you really like yourself in a particular role, you perform at your best in that role."
4. REWORK –JASON FRIED AND DAVID HEINEMEIER HANSSON
If you want to be smart in business, then you have to make this book by Hansson and Jason, your friend. This book discusses different approaches to succeeding in business, and it one of the best entrepreneurship books that give a wide range of knowledge about business. Additionally, it gives strategies on how to start your own company.
This book was published in 2010, and the original authors of this book are two that is; Jason Fried and Heinemeier Hansson. The best quote ever from this book that would motivate you is” anyone who runs a business that is sustainable and profitable when it's big or small should be proud of it.” Another quote says,” when you build what you need, you can also assess the quality of what you make quickly and directly, instead of by proxy.”
5. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK –TIMOTHY FERRISS
Much as you work every day to get your business from the ground to one of the best-selling enterprises in the region, you must not forget about the fact that you have a life to live. Timothy’s book of the FOUR HOUR WORKWEEK talks about how to eliminate 50 percent of your work, make more money and live the life you want.
This book was originally published on the 24th of April 2007 and was originally written by Timothy Ferriss. One of the most interesting quotes “what we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” The other interesting quote is: “A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”
6. THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE – STEPHEN R. COVEY
Most efficient entrepreneurs have habits in common, the majority shares these habits, and Stephen’s book highlights these common habits, therefore; if you are a businesswoman/ man, and you would like to find out what is these habits are, then (THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE – STEPHEN R. COVEY) should be your place to be. The unique thing about Stephen’s book is that it is available with over a 25millions copies across the world. It is written in 40 different languages; thus, most people are catered for in their different languages.
The 7 habits of highly effective people were originally published in 1998, and the author is Stephen R. Covey. One of his best quotes in this book is, “most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” The other amazing quote is,” start with the end in mind.”
7. CREATIVE CONFIDENCE - TOM KELLEY AND DAVID KELLEY
Imagine you want to learn how to become confident and creative, but you are not reading “creative confidence” by Tom and David Kelley. If you badly want to gain confidence and creativeness, then you have to get time to sacrifice to this book because I believe it has all the best ideas that you could be looking for. This book is a never miss reading for those entrepreneurs who want to sharpen their ideas and become more creative in their businesses because it helps you unlock your inner potential.
This book was originally written by Tom Kelley and David M Kelley and was put out on the 25th of October 2013.
“If you want a team of smart, creative people to do extraordinary things, don’t put them in a drab, ordinary space.” This is one of the quotes in this book.
8. THE ESSAYS OF WARREN BUFFET –WARREN BUFFET
According to Investopedia, the update of May 2021, Warren Buffet is the 6th richest person globally with a net worth of $96 billion. He is among the top investors in the airlines' industry and the insurance industry. He gives the best basic business principles that every business starter would like to hear or associate with and those that can align your interests and those of investors.
The Essays of Warren Buffet was published on 30th November 2015 by Warren Buffet as the original writer. One of the best quotes in books says” price is what you pay, and then the value is what you get.” And another beautiful one says’ "honesty is a costly gift; don’t expect it from cheap people. “
9. WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? AN AMAZING WAY TO DEAL WITH CHANGE IN YOUR WORK AND YOUR LIFE- SPENCER JOHNSON
Wow, even a mere pronunciation of the heading really shows that the book is amazing just like it states. This book aids you to know how to make better decisions and move steadily along with them; it enlightens business people and the choices they have to make in life.