Entrepreneurs may have the scarcity of time but the successful ones are usually the voracious readers. It is a known fact that Bill Gates read about 50 books annually, making his book reading consumption rate to a single book in a week. But, as an entrepreneur if you cannot afford to read dozens of books every year, you can commit yourself to a few books that are worth the time.
There are the most popular all best sellers in the market. Successful entrepreneurs are reading them for knowledge and new insights. The list of the top 11 must read books for entrepreneurs:
1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
2. The Power of Broke by Daymond John
This book is for those people who are looking forward to crushing the excuses that are holding him back from attaining success. Bootstrapping the way for success may be a sustainable and viable way for growing your empire. The author built his individual fashion label with his home-sewn clothes but had no money. Then he turned the broke status together with pure innovation.
3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
One of the best selling and the self-help books of all time is this book. It was published at the time of the Great Depression and it still remains successful. Napoleon Hill interviewed five hundred successful men of the country he ever knew before writing the book. He has laid out the six-step guide for applying the principles in his daily life.
4. Grit: Why Passion and Resilience are the Secrets to Success by Angela Duckworth
Rather than focusing on any particular idea that can be a huge secret behind any outstanding achievement, Angela Duckworth has mentioned the importance of combining relentless persistence with passion, known as grit. Duckworth was often told that she lacked genius. Her book says that how people have succeeded via sheer persistence and passion. The trick is to find own grit.
5. The One Thing by Gary Keller
This book you must read if you are not able to identify one particular thing that makes you really unique. This book can teach you how to analyze yourself when you break down and you are able to discover one particular thing that you can help you to ignore the distractions and can make you more profitable.
6. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
In order to attain success in business, you must know the way to deal with many people. This book is a classic one on how to make people win you without causing any kind of resentment.
7. Poke the Box: When was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?” by Seth Godin
In this book, the author has explored the anxiety behind failure and the way we work hard in competition without doing anything remarkable. He suggested that to be excellent we must work hard and take initiative with the things that are worth doing. The book does not offer much tactical advice, however, it questions your assumptions.
8. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg
The best startup companies are not the ones that have the original products. The startups rise as well as fall on traction that they have at the operational levels. You may have a great idea but once your production process remains a garbage, you cannot make it work. Traction is an easy way of bringing the company in line with the goals.
9. Deep Work: Rules for Focused success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
The books say about the four rules that can cultivate deep work ethics.
10. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
This book is widely regarded as a valuable business book. It works great in the way people think about innovation and also manage their companies.
11. Tribes by Seth Godin
Seth Godin reveals why the community is vital for the success of a brand. It is the nature of the humans to organize around the tribes and explains how people find opportunities in cultivating that community sense in business.
These books are a must-read for the entrepreneurs during their early stages of business who try to push the insecurities and the distractions. Staying focused and persistent can work incredibly well for the entrepreneurs.
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