The list of top 10 inspiring books for entrepreneurs. 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.
Inspiring Books for Entrepreneurs
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 books for entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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