We love books for entrepreneurs that are both educational and empowering, and there are so many options out there! Some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs have said on the record how important reading is to them.
When someone once asked Warren Buffett about his key to success, he pointed to a stack of books and said, “I read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
Reading improves brain function, impacts communication, reduces stress and enhances your creativity. They are also the best way to boost your mind-set and your business ideas .
Reading books is important because it helps us to become a better version of ourselves and helps us to learn from people who have already achieved what we want in life.
We’ve put together a list of must-reads for every entrepreneur below!
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Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits–whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
How to Win Friends & Influence People:
For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century! Learn:
* Three fundamental techniques in handling people
* The six ways to make people like you
* The twelve ways to win people to you way of thinking
* The nine ways to change people without arousing resentment
The Success Principles:
In The Success Principles, the co creator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history—proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine:
Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz’s Profit First system, readers will learn that:
You Are a Badass:
You Are a Badass will help you: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want, blast past your fears so you can take big exciting risks, figure out how to make some damn money already, learn to love yourself and others, set big goals and reach them – it will basically show you how to create a life you totally love, and how to create it NOW.
Pro tip: If you feel like you are strapped for time and or aren’t a “reader”, you can use an app called Blinkist. Blinkist takes full length books and breaks it down to all the important points in under 15 minutes and is also available in audio. If you would like to check it out, use this link.
We are always looking for new books to read, so let us know what’s on your bookshelf!