An Entrepreneur’s Book List

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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


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

Some other must reads 


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