What are the best books on entrepreneurship?
It’s a tough list to trim down. Besides the basic entrepreneurial tips, such books are more of a motivational tool, so don’t feel too pressured to read one thing or another.
Being a successful online entrepreneur for more than six years, I owe a considerable part of my success to the books that I read and made me enter into entrepreneurship. But it’s ultimately more accurate to say the books were what I needed, at that exact time, and they inspired me to take the right actions I needed to take next. Does the book deserve the credit, or me, it’s debatable. Anyway, business is one of the biggest, most fundamental elements of human society, and very rarely, if ever, will you find a book specifically talking about a field that you are in or the exact situation you’re dealing with. But with a little forethought on your part, and if the book was really made to help others, you’ll see how you could use the information on yourself, even if you aren’t in nearly the same situation.
So, with entrepreneurial books, all we need to is take lessons from other people’s experiences as best we can and transform them into ideas for our businesses. It’s as simple as this: the more books you read, the more ideas on what it takes to succeed you will get.
But which books are really worth your time?
Well, let’s discuss some of my favorites. In my present lifestyle, the financial freedom I had been desiring since I started my very first job, even on my very first day, is just one step in my life, and I am about ¾ of the way to what I’d consider total financial freedom. I’ll throw credit where it’s due to every book that helped me get there.
Based on the recommendations of the successful entrepreneurs in my network plus my own experience, I would like to recommend the following six books:
1) “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss
2) “DotCom Secrets” by Russel Brunson
3) “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
4) “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek
5) “Dying for a Paycheck” by Jeffrey Pfeffer
6) “The Lean Startup” by Eric Rias
I can recommend others, but they’re more specific to certain techniques, business concepts, or industries, so there’s no guarantee they’d be relevant to you. I haven’t read all of the above, either, but #1 and #2 I strongly recommend.
For anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset, a good book works as fuel for his/her thoughts. It’s an invigorating experience, where you see how someone became rich or successful and how you could do something nearly the same. To be clear, the best books for me won’t be necessarily the best books for you, as it depends from person to person, goals, and talents. But if some of the books sound like what you’re missing, give them a shot.
After being an active member of multiple offline and online entrepreneurial groups, I have realized, the right book is capable of changing anyone’s life, including mine. The book that had the most initial impact on me is one of the oldest, perhaps the biggest books on making money online, that’s the 4-Hour Work Week(4HWW) by Tim Ferriss, #1 on the above list.
After drawing my initial inspiration from 4HWW, a book that helped me multiply my online business empire is Dotcom Secrets(DCS) by Russel Brunson. If 4HWW pushed me to start jogging, DCS had been a guide on Olympic-level running, so to speak. You can’t read them out of order, though. Read 4HWW if you haven’t before checking out DCS.
If you are interested, you can read the review of both these books on my website. For more entrepreneurial tips, you can explore the Knowledge Base section on my website.
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