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:

  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
  11. The $100 Startup, by Chris Guillebeau
  12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey
  13. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  14. The Effective Executive, by Peter F. Drucker
  15. The Innovator’s Dilemma, by Clayton Christensen
  16. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig
  17. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, by Mohsin Hamid 
  18. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg
  19. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, by Tim Ferriss
  20. Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
  21. Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too, by Gary Vaynerchuk
  22. The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, by Daymond John
  23. The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win, by Jeff Haden
  24. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, by Mark Manson
  25. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
  26. The 1% Rule, by Tommy Baker
  27. Talk Like Ted, by Carmine Gallo
  28. The Art of Social Selling, by Shannon Belew
  29. The Whole Brain Business Book, by Ned Herrmann and Ann Herrmann- Nehdi
  30. The Organised Mind, by Daniel Levitin
  31. The Intelligent Conversationalist, by Imogen Lloyd Webber
  32. How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours, by Tansel Ali
  33. The Law of Success, by Napoleon Hill
  34. Get Smart! By Brian Tracy
  35. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith
  36. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch
  37. The Practicing Mind, by Thomas M. Sterner
  38. Mind Mapping, by Kam Knight
  39. The Brain Fog Fix, by Dr. Mike Dow
  40. The Stress Proof Brain, by Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D
  41. Rewire: Change Your Brain, by Richard O’Connor, Ph.D
  42. Originals, by Adam Grant
  43. The Entrepreneur Mind, by Kevin D. Johnson
  44. Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahnman
  45. Good to Great, by Jim Collins
  46. Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine
  47. Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
  48. Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg
  49. Bored and Brilliant, by Manoush Zomorodi
  50. 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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