An Entrepreneur’s Book List

Part of being an entrepreneur is having the right knowledge and tools backing you. Most entrepreneurs would agree that there are some basics that everyone needs to know before getting started. Getting a good education does not require you necessarily to go back to school but to use the resources already out there. That is why we have compiled our list of must-reads for entrepreneurs.

Our Entrepreneur’s Book List:


The Top Ten

  1. Thrive, by Ariana Huffington
  2. The 4 Hour Workweek, by Timothy Ferriss
  3. The Startup Way, by Eric Ries
  4. The Achievement Habit, by Bernard Roth
  5. Virtual Freedom, by Chris Ducker
  6. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki
  7. Side Hustle, by Chris Guillebeau
  8. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
  9. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel
  10. The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries

Some other must reads 

  1. The $100 Startup, by Chris Guillebeau
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
  3. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  4. The Effective Executive, by Peter F. Drucker
  5. The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen
  6. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
  7. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid 
  8. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg
  9. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, by Tim Ferriss
  10. Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
  11. Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too, by Gary Vaynerchuk
  12. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, by Daymond John
  13. The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win, by Jeff Haden
  14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson
  15. The 1% Rule, by Tommy Baker
  16. The Art of Social Selling, by Shannon Belew
  17. The Whole Brain Business Book, by Ned Herrmann and Ann Herrmann- Nehdi
  18. The Intelligent Conversationalist, by Imogen Lloyd Webber
  19. The Law of Success, by Napoleon Hill
  20. Get Smart! By Brian Tracy
  21. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith
  22. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  23. Mind Mapping, by Kam Knight
  24. The Stress Proof Brain, by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D
  25. Rewire: Change Your Brain, by Richard O’Connor, Ph.D
  26. The Entrepreneur Mind, by Kevin D. Johnson
  27. Good to Great, by Jim Collins
  28. Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine
  29. Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
  30. Bored and Brilliant, by Manoush Zomorodi
  31. Barking Up the Wrong Tree, by Eric Barker

Are there any books you’d add to the Entrepreneur’s Book List? Which did you find helpful? Would you recommend any of these books to others? Why or why not?

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