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The Top 10 Self Development Books for Entrepreneurs

The list of top 10 self-development book for entrepreneurs. Books based on self-improvement help you focus on what is really important for you in life. Entrepreneurship does not necessarily mean only building on your business skills, this is a list of effective self-development books that people around the world have used to improve their quality of life. This is a list of the most popular self-development books that you can read.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This book was first published in 1989 and it still sells like hot cakes! (2011) You probably don’t need me to mention this book. Stephen R. Covey’s madly popular book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective is a must read for anyone looking to become a better leader and individual.

The book features seven simple habits focusing on integrity, human dignity etc. to become more effective in all spheres of life.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

If Stephen Covey published his best-seller in 1989, Dale Carnegie created this top selling self-help book called How to Win Friends and Influence People in 1937. The title of the book is quite self-explanatory. But the information in the book is still as relevant as it was back when it was published. This book focuses on how to improve your human relations via empathy and true attention to others. Thereby helping you become a better parent, better boss or become influential anywhere you interact with others.

And the book is not just plain talking, it is backed up with working life examples.

Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Awake The Giant Within is perhaps among the most sought after book in any self-help section, Anthony Robbins has done a great job to help you implement almost instant changes in life. The book mainly focuses on emotional intelligence technique (one, created by Tony Robbins himself) to improve your health, finance or relationships.

Don’t get put off by the 600 odd pages of this heavy book, it is completely worth your time.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

A classic does not become a classic overnight, it is a pretty heavy word. There are thousands of books on positive thinking so it is very important you pick the best one. And the best book on optimism and living a satisfied life is The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Peale. First published in 1952, in the book he offers a system to enrich your life a lead a happy and fulfilling life.

In fact, most modern day self-help books are heavily inspired from self-development classics written by the likes of Peale.

I’m OK, You’re OK by Thomas A. Harris (M.D.)

I’m Ok, You’re OKwas first published in 1967 and it has stayed in the New York Times best seller list for almost two years. Thomas A. Harris was a psychiatrist who praises then new method of Transactional Analysis in psychiatry and how the same TA can be used by ordinary people to deal with issues in their lives. The books title is associated to the content because it talks about the four “life positions” that each individual may take:

  1. I’m Not OK, You’re OK
  2. I’m Not OK, You’re Not OK
  3. I’m OK, You’re Not OK
  4. I’m OK, You’re OK
The life position that you have will affect the way you converse, react and perceive with others/situations. It is a educating book that will help you understand yourself much better than you did before you read this book.

Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

Another book on the human mind, this is an amazing book that reveals deep insights and secrets of the human psyche. The author Maxwell Maltz, is a person who had been a plastic surgeon for 20 years and he observed the effect of plastic surgery on his patients. It is a book that will give you loads to ponder about. He talks about fear and the stark though contrast between successful and unsuccessful people. A must read for anyone who is looking for greater understanding of himself and ways of his mind.

Feel the fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Fear is the single most obstacle that stops people from jumping off the bandwagon and do what they really feel like. Much like books on positive thinking, there are many books on tackling fear as well. This is why it is important you read the best book on it and Susan Jeffers has done a great job with Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.

It deals with doing exactly what you fear to get rid of a particular fear and how important it is to avoid the comfort zone to become successful. And the negative effective that fear has one’s life. Jeffers steers this book using examples from her own life to drive the point home.

The Power of Purpose by Les Brown

Les Brown is a very popular motivational speaker. The book is perhaps one of the best ways a person can use it if he feels bogs down by the rat race and the incessant competition that today’s world offers. You will learn how to find the right job and how to adjust your life to really live your purpose. A must read for those who want to re-focus their life to their true purpose and make things happen.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

This book is a must have on your book shelves, it is seriously awesome as it discusses the impetus of many serious diseases. And how channeled your emotions are to the diseases that you might suffer. For example, if you hold resentment or you cannot forgive someone, that could manifest as a cancer or some other illness. It is an intense and deep read. Louise Hay has done an exemplary job with it.

Who Will Cry When You Die? by Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is best known for his book – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. In this book he mentions  101 simple solutions to life’s most complex problems. This book will help you get back your purpose and passion in life and kill the empty feeling. A highly recommended self-help book to entrepreneurs.

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The Top 6 Magazines For Entrepreneurs

If you are an entrepreneur or on your way to become one, keeping track of latest trends and developments in the areas related to your business is critical. Most of these magazines are household names, an have been an entrepreneurs guide for decades.

The list contains the names of the best magazines for entrepreneurs:

Inc. Magazine

Inc. Magazine has been guiding entrepreneurs since it started.  The first issue of this magazine was released in April, 1979. Inc. magazine is well-known for its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., the “Inc. 500”. It was first created in 1982 to celebrate the fastest growing private companies in America.

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Again a very informative magazine. It carries news stories about entrepreneurial-ism, small business management, and business opportunities. It is easily among the most sought after print by entrepreneurs worldwide.

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Fast Company

Fast Company magazine begans its publishing in 1995. It is a magazine which is slightly more young-ish than its counterparts such as Entrepreneur or Inc. Fast company’s articles focus on innovation, digital media, technology, change management, leadership, design, and social responsibility.

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Forbes magazine is the big daddy in magazines for entrepreneurs. The first issue of Forbes was released in 1917. Forbes magazine is one of the most trusted resources for senior businessmen and executive ue to its uncompromising and real time commenteries. It is well known for the publication of the list of richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and its list of billionaires.

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Fortune Magazine

There is no way a person has not heard about the Fortune magazine. It is extremely well-regarded and popular for its “Fortune 500” list, which ranks the world’s companies by gross revenue, and the “Best Companies to Work For,” both of which have become industry benchmarks. It is a great source of knowledge for entrepreneurs because they cover entire field of business, including the people, trends, companies, and ideas that characterize modern business.

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Harvard Business Review

This is a magazine oriented towards entrepreneurs. It has been published since 1922 by the prestigious Harvard Business School. No doubt, the magazine is a little management based but definitely useful. The research-based magazine keeps you up to date on the latest trends, people and practices that are defining the business world.

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The Top 10 Inspiring Entrepreneur Books


The list of top 10 inspiring entrepreneur books. Books are food for the soul and an entrepreneur needs to be careful what he feeds his soul. Here are a list of timeless classics and best-selling books that people across the world have found useful to motivate themselves and grow as entrepreneurs.

Best Entrepreneur Books

How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be? by Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is best known for his Chicken Soup for the Soul series. In this book, he mentions the 25 Principles of Success – that have been a common thread among the most successful people from all walks of life. This will top the list in Collegefallout’s best entrepreneurs books.

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Simplicity is a complex form of sophistication“. The best selling book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Spencer Johnson, M.D. is a simple book and yet, reveals the most profound truths of life. It tells you in a very subtle way and simplistic thoughts, what is the real requirement out of you in life.

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Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I am sure that this book would not require an introduction to most of you reading this list. Admittedly, one of the most popular books for a person who aspires to get wealthy. It was first published in 1937 during the Great Depression and it still continues to be among the most best-selling books in the world.

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New Ideas from Dead CEOs: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office by Todd G.Buchholz

New Ideas From Dead CEOs tries to delve deep into the histories of America’s most successful entrepreneurs. Buchholz outlines in rich detail the business practices of CEOs like A.P. Giannini, the founder of the Bank of America and Ray Croc, the founder of McDonalds.

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What They Don’ Teach You At Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack

Mark McCormack is the founder of the mammoth sports management company – IMG (International Management Group). In this book, Mark shares with us business inspiration and street-skills that can only be earned through decades in the entrepreneur play-field.

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

A very well known personal finance book that talks about the extreme difference in the thought patters of someone who is enroute to be a millionaire and someone who is stuck in a rat race. It is inspirational and definitely worth a read.

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Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson

Losing My Virginity autobiography book review of the business book by the Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson. Sir Richard Branson is someone who is hyper-creative and though he maintains a very charming image for the world – nobody moves so ahead in life without some serious skills. He is an inspiration to the new entrepreneur. This is easily one of the best entrepreneur books available to read today.

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The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

This awesome book by Guy Kawasaki is definitely a must read for anyone starting a company. This book has advice for you at just about any point in your startup from idea phase, to pitching, to executing. This book is written in the same wise-ass way that Guy Kawasaki usually talks in – you need a copy of this book on your shelf.

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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

Wine connoisseur Gary Vaynerchuk is the author of “Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion”, a step-by-step how-to guide for people to change their passions into profitable businesses.

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The 4-hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris

The 4-Hour Workweek is how it’s all about making enough money to be happy (and then spend the rest of your time living your life) instead of making as much money as you can. This book will make you re-think a lot of your assumptions about priorities and life.

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