11 Best Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

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11 Best Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

A real entrepreneurship is a mixture of self-development, business knowledge, marketing strategies, goal achieving and so on. Entrepreneurship is not easy, I get it. But It should not be tough either. So what do you do as an entrepreneur if you want to develop any of your skills that you need as an entrepreneur?

You read books, do online or offline courses.

In this post, I’m going to list the business books every entrepreneur should read. If you are on the fence and still thinking to pursue entrepreneurship then you must read these business books to develop that entrepreneurial spirit in you.

I’m listing and sharing these particular books because I have read them and found tons of value from each of these. If you have read them then it’s cool, otherwise I highly recommend to read.

Here’s my list of 11 best business books every entrepreneur should read:

11 Best Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

1. Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday
In this book Ryan Holiday is uncovering the media news cycle and blogs that control and distort the news. In this book, Ryan explained exactly how media really works. In this book, you can learn how businesses can manipulate the blogosphere in order to get ‘credible’ publications to cover them. It is wise to know all information and techniques mentioned in here. It is upon you what you are doing with it. I’d say this is a must read business book for entrepreneurs.

2. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book is full of golden advice and recommended to every entrepreneur, in fact, pretty much anybody looking to be successful in anything. This book teaches you the specific ways with which you can communicate and empathize with everyone. Have you ever thought or wondered how and why some people are handling people in terms of social and work situations? If yes, then this book is for you. Another must read book for every entrepreneur.

3. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
This is a classic book on the psychology of persuasion. In fact, I can say most well-known and influential book on persuasion. Influence and persuasion are always required in business and marketing, especially when creating smart campaigns or product selling message. Read this book and become persuasive in business and everyday life.

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4. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
This book will help you learn how to wake up each day with more energy, motivation and focus on taking your life to the next level. If you want to get a bit more out of your life and improve your business or entrepreneurial career in a positive way, then this book is for you. This is another best book for any entrepreneur.

5. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book will help you get the mindset that you really need in business or entrepreneurship career. It will change your attitude towards money and expenditure and the way it works. This book shows you that the hardest thing to do is to think, thus, if you captivate your mindset to the right thing in a right way then growth is not difficult. Highly recommend and must read as it is the best business mindset books out there.

6. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
This book gives the similar message as of Rich Dad Poor Dad. Book tells you on how people must decide which path in life they want to take. MJ DeMarco explained the category or path in life you want to take in a very simple language. He categorizes the path as Sidewalk, Slowlane and Fastlane. Must read for anyone.

7. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
This book shows you that to start a startup or business under $100 is possible. This book mentions many people and startups who started their journey with limited money and resources. It is the best book if you want to learn how to start and validate your startup with limited money and resources. Another must read book for any aspiring entrepreneur.

8. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
There are tons of valuable strategies and tactics in the book to make sure your startup succeeds. Book shows the new approach and the way today’s businesses and startups are built and the products are launched. It tell you how to find out what your customer really wants. Read this book before you start any startup or build any product for your customer.

9. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
This book teaches you how to manage time, be more productive and become wealthy. This book tells you exact step by step action plan for eliminating non-essential work, automating the things. As an entrepreneur, you must be productive and outsource or delegate your unproductive task so you can focus on the bigger picture. This book is like a blueprint. Super famous book and must read books for entrepreneurs.

10. Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Purple Cow by Seth Godin
This book shows how you could be unique, remarkable and awesome. Seth always has different and unique approaches and this book is another example of this. It shows you how to do normal things extraordinary well. This book does inspire you to think about your own ideas on how you and your business can be remarkable.

11. Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday
This book is must read for any entrepreneur, marketer or startup founder. You will find some amazing ideas on how to market your product when you have got a marketing budget of zero. This book shows you how tech startups reach to thousands, millions of the customers with little or no marketing budget that is impossible to accomplish using conventional marketing. Must read book for any entrepreneur, marketer or startup founder.

Which books from the list above are you interested in reading? Leave me a comment below and let’s keep the discussion rolling.

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Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Elizabeth says:

    100 Dollar Start Up is one of my favorites! Such a great read. I also love The Art of Work by Jeff Goins.

    • “100 Dollar Start-up” is one the best books for any entrepreneur. I will have to check out the one by Jeff Goins. Thank you ELizabeth and I look forward to hearing a lot more from you.

  • Ray says:

    I’ve been interested on the growth hacker marketing one so I’ll likely check that one out. And purple cow too.

  • Elein Lacy says:

    Its really amazing blog with very much helpful information, thank you so much for writing this great blog here for us.

  • I love the lean start-up,i read it twice and about reading it again. I will get the $100 start soon. “Good to great” is one book that is missing in the list here.

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