Want to be smarter? Here are 7 books that can help any entrepreneur in their journey through business and life.
1. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
This book takes a non-traditional route and introduces counterintuitive ideas. It will take you out of your comfort zone.
“Working without a plan may seem scary. But blindly following a plan that has no relationship with reality is even scarier.”
2. 100 Dollar Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Based on the idea of creating the time and income to pursue what you have a passion for, this book is inspiring. Mr. Guillebeau focuses on the 50 most interesting people who have started a business earning a decent wage with very little investment.
“Use the process of skill transformation to think about all the things you’re good at, not just the obvious ones.”
3. Tribes By Seth Godin
What is a tribe? Mr. Godin describes it as a group of people who are connected to one another. He explains how you can be the leader of your own tribe. He challenges you to change things by leading people you are connected to.
“The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there.
People will follow.”
4. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
In this book, the author dismisses the myths about starting your own business. He guides you through the steps of running a business and how to be successful. He explains the difference between working on your business and working in your business.
“the Entrepreneurial Model has less to do with what’s done in a business and more to do with how it’s done. The commodity isn’t what’s important—the way it’s delivered is.”
5. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
You will discover the art of “thin-slicing”-filtering and those who have perfected it. Mr. Gladwell explains why some people take their time and others simply make a decision in the blink of an eye!
“There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”
6. Creative Confidence by Tom an David Kelley
What is creative confidence and how do you achieve it? Tom and David will explain to you the strategies that will help you tap into or expand on creativity in all aspects of your life.
“Striving for perfection can get in the way during the early stages of the creative process.”
7. Choose Yourself by James Altucher
In an honest raw manner Mr. Altucher accounts his inspiring story through his journey. This book will teach you how to seize successful opportunities. It is the kick-start that every entrepreneur needs.
“Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur are the ability to fail, to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on them, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.”
“The book you don’t read won’t help.” Jim Rohn