10 Must-Read Books that Will Guide Entrepreneurs in Their Businesses
The path of the entrepreneur always revolves around constant learning. That’s why we have made a selection of 10 must-read books, which will not only be useful and help you in every step of your project/business but also the day to day as a person.
That said, choose one (or all), make your best coffee or tea, find a comfortable place and enjoy reading:
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup reviews various development and management techniques to guide entrepreneurs in the creation of business-proofing businesses. Eric believes that standard or specific business practices are not the optimal solution for creating a new business, so he takes a more scientific and intuitive approach, demonstrating that the use of continuous innovation helps to create radically successful companies.
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Start with Why, explains how the current market needs every business or product we make to have a background story to guarantee its success and reach potential customers. In addition to this, the book prepares you to be the leader of the pack, completely changing the way a business is run or decisions are made. Without a doubt, it is the ideal book for anyone who imagines themselves as a boss, leader, or entrepreneur.
ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried
For those who like fast results and don’t have time to take the basic steps, this is the book to read. Rework, will motivate you to fulfill your dreams and goals with a system where you will “learn by doing” everything on the go without having to plan ahead. Thus proving that you need less than you think to start a business.
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg
Traction is the guide for startups to get customers, using the “Bullseye” methodology, which presents the best channels for the growth of each business. Additionally, they review 19 channels to build a customer base with real case studies of large companies such as Airbnb, Evernote, Dropbox, etc.
The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden
Surely you have read some motivational books or gone to a conference of some important speaker to “motivate” you. Most people do, however, this book seeks to break this pattern by explaining that motivation is only a side effect of a small success and that the real starting point for success is in the small steps.
The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
A classic business book, based on the idea of the power of disruption, why market leaders are often forced to fail as technologies and industries change. Ideal for inspiring entrepreneurs to better fight their battles.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
This book will put you in the mindset of the CEO and give you the advice that you were not told while studying, such as how to analyze problems and find solutions, or how difficult it is to run a business. A reading in which Ben will guide you on your journey as an entrepreneur and mentor you with his business story of how he outperformed the competition and cultivated success.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Through a story between a mentor and a young banker, The E-Myth Revisited shows how to work in your business, not on it, explaining on the one hand why most businesses fail and on the other hand teaches the key personalities that a founder must have to start a business: the technician, the manager, and the innovator.
The Go-Giver by Bob Burg
Short reading but with a powerful message, which revolves around a discussion between a mentor and an ambitious student who has not managed to climb the ladder in his profession where the mentor teaches him the 5 laws of life. This message aligns with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Law of Compensation: you will always be compensated for your contributions, one way or another, in short always give more if you want to receive more.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Brief history of mankind. This book allows us to understand how society came to be what it is today, where we are going and how we got here as a human race, addressing many interesting topics for anyone interested in history, politics, philosophy, etc..
Enjoy the reading!
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