7 Books that Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Check out our top book picks that all entrepreneurs should read to learn about all the relevant topics for developing a business.

Reading is a secret weapon for successful entrepreneurs - it’s the best way to learn the do's and don'ts when developing a business.

Especially in this day and age, working a traditional 9 to 5 job is not as common as it once was. Millions of people are carving out their own path and making money on their own terms. And entrepreneurs have proven that putting in hard work, in the beginning, can lead to a life of leisure in the future.

If you are an entrepreneur, or thinking of going down this path, then chances are that you will grow a successful business faster by learning from the experts. 

Learn from the best and check out our list of top 7 books all entrepreneurs need to read.

 

Think. Do. Say.: How to seize attention and build trust in a busy, busy world by Ron Tite 

People today are inundated with non-stop content, broken promises, endless product extensions-and pressure from articles titled, "The 7 Things That Successful People Do Every Day." 

They don't know where to look or who to trust. So how do you win their time, and their confidence?

From renowned advertising creative director Ron Tite comes a powerful approach to cutting through the noise-three words: Think. Do. Say. Ditch the jargon, and start making good things happen for you and your organization.

 

Driven: How To Succeed In Business And In Life Paperback by Robert Herjavec 

Fan of Dragons Den and Shark Tank? Then chances are you are a fan of top judge, Robert Herjavec.

After living the classic “rags to riches” story, Robert earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with hard work and determination.

On television, Herjavec bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best of intentions. Now, he’s sharing his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of recent times.

In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group.



Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins 

Good to Greatis one of those books that we kept seeing everywhere – in articles, blogs, referenced in interviews and on top business book lists. 

After reading it, we understand why it endures: Jim Collins has written a classic on business development. After a meticulously researched study, he and his team answered the question: What common characteristics are shared by companies that made the change from good to great?

If you’re in business it is simply too important a book to pass by. Escape the trap of competence and start the drive toward greatness with this guide at your side.

 

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is the Time to #JointheRide by Darren Hardy

In The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster you will learn the best strategies Darren has ever collected from the most successful people on the planet, covering the four essential skills necessary for entrepreneurial success: sales, recruiting, leadership, and productivity.

This essential guidebook will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. 

It will warn you; of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past.

It will inoculate you; from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure.

And it will guide you; as you build those underdeveloped skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability.

Ensuring your business will safely pass the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.



Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz & Joanne Gordon

Are you a fan of Starbucks? Whether you are or not, one thing we can all agree on is that this successful business is a growing company, making millions of dollars year after year. But, how did it grow into the success it is today?

In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks was determined to help the company return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul. 

In Onward, he shares the remarkable story of the company's ongoing transformation under his leadership, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic times in history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and sustainability without sacrificing humanity.

A compelling, candid narrative documenting the maturing of a brand as well as a businessman, Onward represents Schultz's central leadership philosophy: It's not just about winning, but the right way to win.

 

Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty is the global phenomenon and inspirational thinker on topics ranging from gratitude and forgiveness to how to treat fear and anxiety.

His videos online have garnered more than 6.5 billion views, and he had the number one video on Facebook in 2018 with 360 million views. 

In Think Like a Monk, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. 

He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. 



Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home.

Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues to succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. 

In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counter-intuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.

Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car; negotiating a salary; buying a home; renegotiating rent; deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

 

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