Business, Entrepreneurship

5 books every entrepreneur should read

If you are looking for some business inspiration or simply a good read then this list is for you.

Every entrepreneur should read these 5 books to gain some insight and motivation. Even if you are not an entrepreneur these books are fantastic reads. They are full of life lessons and you are bound to learn a thing or two.

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

This book is so simple that even a 10 year old can read it but it taught me some of the most important lessons. When I was reading this book, I was in awe of perfectly it fits every situation in my life and how I have exceedingly complicated my professional matters. This book urges you to take matters into your own hands, take action and not be resistant to change. You can easily finish the book in one sitting but the impact is going to last way longer than that. What I like best about this book is that it is so metaphorical that everybody concludes a different message from it making it universally beneficial.

#GIRBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso established a billion dollars empire and a brand name Nasty Gal, out a thrift store haul. This book covers her journey from being a weird teenager, who used to shoplift and think that she was too smart for school, to becoming the power women she is today. This book is a must read for everyone who thinks their ideas are unconventional and don’t fit into the pre-determined cut out patterns of the society. Sophia made us realize that weird is okay and that “the straight and narrow is not the only path to success”.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

It is regarded as one of the best self development books of the 20th century. People have mixed reviews about it, some claim that is drastically changed their life some find it vague and annoying. Again with self development books, I think it depends on the individual and what they plan on taking from it. Personally, I think it is a good read and equip you with helpful tips and tricks to lead you on the path of success.

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

One of the best things about this book is that it involves case studies and real life examples so that the readers can better relate to it. Probably the best lesson I learned from it was that you can’t turn all of your passions into profitable ventures and some dreams are better left as dreams. So the key to success is to decide carefully which passion to follow and find a point of convergence between your passion and value.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

Ok, this book contains some concepts of economics but it does help you in developing your critical thinking abilities. It revolves around the idea that even the apparent random things happening in our everyday lives are not random and that everything follows a pattern, either hidden or evident.