Books are one of the most reliable instruments of getting information which are gathered through personal experiences, knowledge, and mastery. When a person has to gain information about something easily without or before experiencing it by stepping in the shoes of others, reading a book will never fail to provide that adventure. Reading and writing has been a common habit for most of the successful entrepreneurs. It helps us recognize and avoid mistakes which the authors may have encountered as well as implement leading ideas. Let’s have a look at the 5 books every entrepreneur should read.
1. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries
Eris Ries in this book has tried to elaborate business strategies for every scale and avoid uncertainties by continuously adopting changes according to the market environment which will help the entrepreneur to succeed in the long run. It provides core principles to implement the working and management of a startup. It’s a must read for anyone who is willing to start their own business. The author has been very concise about explaining the structure and format of his ideas and has made it easier to understand by presenting different encounters of his interaction. It will blend anyone in a business culture by educating them about the plan of action. This book literally appertains business with science.
2. Shoedog : A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight
In this memoir, Nike’s founder Phil Knight shares his story on how he candidly built the world’s leading sports footwear, apparel and equipment brand. He encounters a lot of instances where one may lose all hope but his way of sincerely facing the problems and coming out of it is pretty inspiring. He followed his passion and love for shoes, and along with his mentor and team created an identity which comes very rarely to any enterprise. The readers will be enlightened by the story and people behind the name, design, logo and work of Nike. It is a book which will definitely give a push to all aspiring entrepreneurs who are ready to come on board.
3. How to win friends & influence people – Dale Carnegie
When you are entering the world of business, the most important skill to possess is communication. A businessman has to be a people pleaser who recognises the demand of its customer and other intermediaries, and fabricate necessary changes to bring more efficiency. This is the first book written by Dale Carnegi which is one of the best seller in the world. In this book you will learn the general way of communicating and pleasing people in various situations and also ways to handle resentment. It will not only help you get along with people but also help in building healthy relationships between you and others.
4.The checklist manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande
“The checklist manifesto” book provides the importance and format of checklist to get things done right. It let us know the instances in various sectors where checklists have been applied to complete the task with complete precision. Atul Gawande is a surgeon cum writer who tells us that a few little things can create a startling impact and help us manage things in a better way. It introduces us to a factor which can be used universally to work even the most difficult task. It will assist entrepreneurs to mind the management properly and ensure detailed programme implementation. A checklist provides a list of tasks which a human mind may forget and thus it will help you in every aspect of life.
5. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or how to build the future – Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
In the book “Zero to One”, Peter Theil who himself is an acclaimed entrepreneur and investor has bestowed his conception on how to add more worth to your enterprise singularly from scratch. When you start something new and bring success and efficiency to your network, you can only go further from 0. By observing the need of the time and pattern of other entrepreneurs, the author tries to present a uniform contrarian view on various business subjects which will help the readers to get a dual perception on the popular opinion. It will assist them to make better decisions during tough times.
We have made it easier for you to choose what to read by sorting out from a vast list of books that have helped entrepreneurs to pursue their objective. Now it’s your turn to toil in the field and make a mark for yourself.