11 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

A real entrepreneurship is a mixture of self-development, business knowledge, marketing strategies and goal achieving. What do you do as an entrepreneur if you want to develop any of your skills that you need?

You read books, do online or offline courses, learn, learn and…yes, learn.

In this post, I’m going to list the business books every entrepreneur should read. You must read these business books to develop that entrepreneurial spirit in you.

1. Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

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In this book Ryan Holiday is uncovering the media news cycle and blogs that control and distort the news. In this book, Ryan explained exactly how media really works. In this book, you can learn how businesses can manipulate the blogosphere in order to get ‘credible’ publications to cover them. It is wise to know all information and techniques mentioned in here. It is upon you what you are doing with it.

2. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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The book will help you learn how to wake up each day with more energy, motivation and focus on taking your life to the next level. If you want to get a bit more out of your life and improve your business or entrepreneurial career in a positive way, then this book is for you.

3. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

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This book shows you that to start a startup or business under $100 is possible. This book mentions many people and startups who started their journey with limited money and resources. It is the best book if you want to learn how to start and validate your startup with limited money and resources.

4. The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

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It teaches you how to manage time, be more productive and become wealthy. This book tells you exact step by step action plan for eliminating non-essential work, automating the things. As an entrepreneur, you must be productive and outsource or delegate your unproductive task so you can focus on the bigger picture.

5. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand


I don’t know any book that sums up the entrepreneurial passion and spirit better than this book.

6. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

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Why do large companies seem and act like dinosaurs? Christensen finally was able to diagnose why and propose solutions. Entrepreneurs should read these books as “how to books” to beat large companies in their own markets.

7. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable.  The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

8.Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Is a bestseller and one for all ages, a modern day classic filled with ideas which have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and self development. This book conveys the experience of more than 500 men of great wealth, who began at scratch, with nothing to give in return for riches except THOUGHTS, IDEAS and ORGANIZED PLANS.

9. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey

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In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, 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.

10.The Fire Starter Sessions By Danielle LaPorte

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LaPorte doles out 16 beautifully designed sessions chock-full of motivated goodness. Nothing preachy or perfectionist about it, but don’t be fooled: Her passion will grab you by the shoulders and shake action out of you. Personal tales give the sessions texture and make LaPorte seem so relatable you’ll forget you’re not actually friends. Self-help meets marketing ninja, this is definitely one to read and re-read.

11. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki


What’s the difference between spending your money on something that immediately gives you buyer’s remorse and the angels-are-singing delight that comes with a real treasure? Enchantment. Guy Kawasaki unpacks this concept in a way that leaves you nodding along with his suggestions. As an entrepreneur, you’ll find more than a few gems in this to get you thinking about how to really take care of your customers. As a customer, you’ll be looking for businesses that employ this kind of care taking so you can support them further.


Do you have a favorite book  from the ones listed? Do you prefer a different business best book for your entrepreneurial library? You like to share your knowledge? Let us know in the comments.



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