7 Books All Entrepreneurs Should Read
Studying highly successful business entrepreneurs has revealed that there are several traits and habits that are common in them that have played a crucial role in their success. One of the most important habits among these is the habit of reading.
In today’s world, knowledge is not only power but it is also a means for earning great profits. But, even though most of us know that reading books is the best way of gaining knowledge, we are confused about where to begin.
To rid you of this confusion, here is a list of five of the most important books that would help entrepreneurs from all walks of life:
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
Reading this highly effective book will give you valuable insights on the psychology of people. You will learn the required skills to hack this psychology to make people like you.
Likeable personalities are important for business, but lucky for you this is not something that cannot be learned. And once you have mastered the art of likeability, it would become much easier for you to influence people; a skill that would help you a lot in your business.
Tribes, We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin
Leadership is one of the fundamental skills of entrepreneurship. In this short book, you will learn to break the conventional ideological barriers that stop you from going beyond a mediocre mindset influenced by fear.
Seth appreciates curiosity and claims it to be the reason why people are able to create great things. Another important characteristic of a leader discussed in this amazing book is fearlessness. Fearlessness is not about making stupid decisions but about one’s capability of taking calculated risks that help them achieve great things in life.
Holy Bible by GOD
Now you’re probably surprised to find this one on the list, but when it comes to success in every area of your life, it’s imperative you understand the foundational principles that govern the entire universe, let alone your small business. Step out of the religious box, and understand that the Bible is the ultimate handbook for success in life. The great thing about the Bible is that it is a supernatural book so after spending time reading it, you will be more spiritually enriched. You just might be surprised at the brilliant ideas and clarity you experience after reading the Word of God.
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg
In our era, ideas are becoming overrated. If you look around, you’ll realize that the most successful companies in the world did not come into market with a never-before-realized idea. In fact, these companies were able to achieve greatness with already available ideas.
Examples of such companies are Google, Yahoo, Myspace, etc.
So, if not idea, then what? Production and its process takes the front seat when it comes to business. In his book, Gabriel argues something similar and tells his readers that traction is one of the best and easiest of ways to achieve your goals.
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek is a renowned speaker most famous for his idea of “Why”. Simon argues in his book that the one thing most common in successful people that unsuccessful people often overlook is the “Why”. He argues that before starting anything, you should know why you want to do it in the first place.
Simon claims that people do not buy what you make. Instead, the buy why you make it. Therefore, you should you your why and then be able to get all of your people in line with your vision of “Why”.
The Prosperity Bible
This book is comprised of the greatest writings of all time on wealth and prosperity. This gem is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets from authors across every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in a single, handy volume.
The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton M. Christensen
The last on our list is a highly acclaimed book that the likes of Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs have recommended. Clayton book gives great insights that can guide you in creating and managing a successful business.
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