8 books every entrepreneur must read

Every entrepreneur needs inspiration to continue with the venture that s/he has set up. The success stories and the ups and downs encountered by people in this field is something they can definitely learn from.

Here’s a list of 8 books every aspiring entrepreneur must read:

The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups From Their Founding Entrepreneurs by David Kidder

The Startup Playbook

This book covers almost all aspects of entrepreneurship – lessons and experiences. Also, this book brings to light the story of success and failure of 41 entrepreneurs which will definitely help budding entrepreneurs in some way or the other.

Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

ReworkThis book dares to defy the already existing norms and ways to deal in business and offers sane and effective advice for your business. Also, it helps budding entrepreneurs gain a quicker and more effective business approach. This book is designed in such a way that it will appeal to start-up entrepreneurs as well as managers.

 

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleThis masterpiece by Covey is about leadership skills and success. This book imparts lessons which are crucial and elaborate and have helped a million entrepreneurs worldwide. It lists down seven classic and timeless lessons that will benefit entrepreneurs worldwide.

Zero to One: Notes Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Zero to OneThis bestseller by PayPal founder, Thiel is targeted specifically towards start-ups and offers wonderful and effective advice to all aspiring entrepreneurs. The books also consists of Thiel’s philosophy on business which opens a new window of thinking for budding entrepreneurs.

 

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Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Lean StartupThis book by Ries is definitely a masterpiece as it reflects on his philosophies which are highly specific and targeted at start-ups. However, his advice and the theory can be applied to other businesses too. The underlying message of the book is “fail lean, fail fast, scale once you hit”.



Startupland by Mikkel Svane

StartuplandSvane stresses on the fact that entrepreneurs need to have special skills in order to run a business. The greatest lesson that can be derived from the book is if one possesses the skills, drive, and relentlessness hard work, one can make it big in the entrepreneurial field too.

Startup CEO: How To Build a Company To Success by Author Matt Blumberg

Startup CEOThis book is directed at people who have assumed the role of a CEO for the first time. It explains in detail the intricacies of becoming a CEO and stresses on the fact that one becomes the CEO for the first time only once; hence s/he needs all the help.



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Author: Niharika Nandi

Aspiring start-up writer who loves traveling. I'm also a self-confessed potterhead and a professional bathroom singer who likes to bake and devour hazelnut shakes in my free time.

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