Top 10 Best Books for Entrepreneurs
Today we’re continuing with our series of top books! I’m probably more excited about this list than any other since I’ve been a serial entrepreneur for the past 18 years and have a major passion for mentoring other entrepreneurs.
I’ve pulled together a great and diverse list for those of you ready to take the leap to entrepreneurship, for those who are already on it and even those who are “expert” entrepreneurs. I don’t know about you but I’m an eternal learner… There’s always more to learn, and with that in mind, I am excited to share with you the following list of my top 10 books for entrepreneurs.
Before I get into the top 10, there’s one book, in particular, that I agree with every single word written in it. I couldn’t have written it better myself. The Author covers all things entrepreneur and even goes as far as sharing how you too can Escape the Rat Race, Fire Your Boss and Live Life on YOUR Terms. 🙂 Maybe you’ve heard of it?
All joking aside, I wrote this book specifically for entrepreneurs wanting to take it to the next level in the hopes that you could learn from my 15 years of experience and save you several years of stumbling and repeating the same mistakes.
Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs
1. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
This isn’t just a catchy title. I believe this book is responsible for waking up so many people to the concept of time freedom and how to make the most of your time with your own business. Really? Who doesn’t have 4 hours?! Ferriss covers over 50 different tips to creating that 4-hour work week! This is a must have!
2. The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
Danielle is very cutting edge in her no no nensense approach. She explains why life balance is a myth, why being well-rounded is overrated (and building on your strengths is a much better route to take), the importance of knowing how you want to FEEL in your life and in your work, and many, many more!
3. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Guillebeau shows you how to reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love and create a new future. He’s still in his early thirties and has followed his passions to create a lucrative income, give back and travel to over 175 countries. He includes 50 case studies of highly successful people who invested very small amounts of time and money and what separates them from everyone else!
4. Never Get a Real Job by Scott Gerber
Gerber shares case studies, experiences, and observations, digs into failures, shares hard-learned lessons, and presents practical, cost effective, and proven action steps to building, leading, and marketing a successful business on a shoestring budget.
5. Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki
This book is a serious game changer in mindset and how you prioritize your activities for the day. If you’re serious about making serious money in your entrepreneurship venture, this is a must read and re-read! Financial freedom is likely when you implement the cash flow quadrant.
6. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
I hope you’re ready to think big because this book will help you think like an owner of a large company. In this groundbreaking book, Collins provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time by discussing the successful habits embedded in the culture.
7. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
Ain’t nothing wrong with being lean! It makes your business, mobile, fast and profitable! Ries shares how today’s entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses!
8. Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School by Richard Branson
It’s business school, the Branson way! Whether you want to start your own business, improve your leadership skills, or simply want inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Richard Branson brings it in this book. He’s unconventional, and it works!
9. Screw Business as Usual by Richard Branson
Branson gets a second book on my list with Screw Business as Usual, and this books is about revolution! It’s about how doing business as usual just isn’t working. It’s not working for people or the environment. He’s demanding global change and a new way of thinking for entrepreneurs. This one will get you in the heart and mind!
10. Smarter, Faster Cheaper by David Siteman Garland
Garland delves into some revolutionary, non-boring, fluff-free strategies for marketing and promoting your business! Basically, he helps small businesses compete in this market without going broke, Entrepreneurs are eating this one up!
These entrepreneur books can change your trajectory as an entrepreneur taking you from idea stage to execution! I encourage you to get started on one of these today if you’re serious about pursuing your passion!
Click on the links below to view my list of my other top books by category:
- Best Leadership Books
- Best Sales Books
- Best Self-Help Books of All Time
- Best Communication Skills Books
- Best Network Marketing Books
And feel free to watch my video on how to read a book for maximum learning.
Make life an adventure!