Being an entrepreneur is all fun until you realize that you’re actually not as experienced as others. Your knowledge might not be at the same level as those who’ve been in the business for twenty years and that scares you.
No need to worry though, if you have a high teachability index, you will be fine!
The following books will help you grow both in life and in business in order to become a successful entrepreneur. These best entrepreneur books will give you basic knowledge about being an entrepreneur and share advice on what happens while on the journey to entrepreneurial success.
1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How To Win Friends And Influence People is guaranteed to change your life forever. Not only will it teach you all the do’s and don’ts of the social life, but it will also teach you how to be a better entrepreneur.
We all know that the digital age has made it harder to be influential outside of the Internet, which is just as important as web influence, but Dale Carnegie breaks down all the steps you need to take in order to make friends with everyone you meet. It teaches you the etiquette of how to overcome competition or how to win over people who are close-minded or simply not interested in your pitch.
Every entrepreneur needs to read this book at least once a year, it’s a business classic!
2. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
There are many misconceptions out there about starting your business and being a successful entrepreneur, and it’s only natural to become a little confused as the contradicting information is thrown at you from all directions.
Michael E. Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited breaks down each myth and walks you through the real life steps of having a business and becoming successful as an entrepreneur in today’s era. He wants to make sure that you know the difference between working on your business and working in your business.
3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The games have changed; building a business is no longer about updating the business plan every other week according to Eric Ries.
In The Lean Startup, he goes over the various techniques an entrepreneur can use in order to create a business that will go against the odds and succeed. He takes on a more scientific and intuitive approach as to how to be a successful entrepreneur with a lasting business under your arm.
4. The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson
Everything starts in the mind. If you have negative thoughts all day, it’s pretty certain that your day will not end on a good note.
Kevin D. Johnson knows that and wants to help entrepreneurs around the world to change their mindset in order to be successful. In his book, The Entrepreneur Mind, Kevin D. Johnson talks about the different ways to change your way of thinking in order to start a business, make it grow, and make it last.
By the end of the book, he makes sure you know when to keep going and when it’s time to let go and start again.
Being an entrepreneur means being able to get back up, and this book will teach you how to get back up without too many scars.
5. Rework by Jason Fried & David Hansson
Compared to Alexander Osterwalder, David Hanson and Jason Fried want to approach the other type of entrepreneurs – the ones who want fast results and don’t really care or have the time to go through all the basic steps.
The two authors team up together to crunch down the basics and create a whole new system that will make you act upon your dreams and goals faster in Rework.
The book will motivate you to get up on your feet and move forward without planning the steps on a piece of paper before. This is for the go-getters who prefer to learn by doing!
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