Are you a budding entrepreneur? Looking to become one of the many who have bypassed traditional employment in favour of going it alone, taking control of their own destiny? Firstly – good for you. Secondly, you’ll by now have realised you need a lot of enthusiasm, motivation and advice to get you through – business can be terrifying, exciting and difficult to get your head around. You’ve got blogs, vlogs, social media, podcasts, videos and so much more to get you started – but how about taking it back to basics and investing your entrepreneurial education in a good book?
Here are just a few business books to get you well on your way to having ample business brawn:
The 4 Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss
This is somewhat of an iconic cult business book nowadays, and you will have probably seen it mentioned somewhere or other during your business education. It’s a book that has inspired many to go it alone, and to completely change their view of what a successful business actually is. Rather than going deep on working hard and building a business with employees, this book is more about lifestyle. Creating an online business that enables you to have the time to live life as freely as you want to. It’s in easy step by step chunks and will really appeal to those already basing their business online. This book is all about freedom and freeing yourself from the shackles of the 9-5 culture.
Zero to One – Peter Thiel
If you’re a big thinker, this is a really great book for you to read. Peter Thiel is the investor and founder of PayPal, and this book is an epic collection of all the best lectures he gave when teaching at university. The guy is a billionaire which automatically means you’re going to want to listen to what he’s got to say. It’s a book full of tough lessons, careful thinking and how to navigate your way through the world of entrepreneurialism when you believe your start-up is a potential game changer.
The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
Just like Four Hour Work Week, this is another book with cult status in the world of entrepreneurs. Don’t just read about people reading it though – read it yourself! People don’t rant and rave about how good it is for no good reason – it’s an incredible base book, particularly if you’re new to business and want to get stuck into an inspirational all rounder.
The book, as you might have guessed goes through seven different habits that relate to all areas of life. Be prepared to think about your spirituality, your physicality, mentality and even your finances with this book – it’s your own personal life mentor – no stone gets left unturned.
Other Awesome Entrepreneur Books:
- The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups From Their Founding Entrepreneurs by David Kidder
- Creativity Inc Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
- ThinkerToys by Michael Michalko
- Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Gen. (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, Chris Fussell, Tantum Collins, and David Silverman
- Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
- Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World – By Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler