Best Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
When Elon Musk, Tesla Inc.’s co-founder was asked where he learned to build rockets, he had a simple answer, “I read books.”
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft is an avid book reader. “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding.” He reads about 50 books a year – that breaks it down to one per week.
Warren Buffett, the legendary business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist pointed to a stack of books when asked about the key to success, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.” He reads a whopping 600 to 1000 pages per day!
Three extraordinary individuals. One common habit.
Reading allows entrepreneurs to do better business. They make fewer mistakes, make decisions faster, and have the right mindset from the get-go. The power to do all this comes from the right business books.
Of course, this knowledge can also be derived from experiential learning. However, a wise person learns from the experiences of others.
Here are the 3 best business books that every entrepreneur should read:
This book is a life-changer. It will teach you to be a better entrepreneur as well as the dos and don’ts of social life. Dale Carnegie breaks the art of making friends into easy, achievable steps. He also teaches the etiquette of overcoming the competition and winning people who are not interested in your pitch or are close-minded. Every entrepreneur needs to read this classic book.
2. The Psychology of Selling – Brian Tracy
Good sales technique is as essential to a business as oxygen is for a fish. Selling is not just about making profits – it is also about putting forth yourself and your idea. This book provides valuable lessons in selling by focusing on the person in front of you. We’ve added this to our list of best entrepreneur books for a reason. If you have a fabulous idea but don’t know how to approach your customers, then make sure to read this wonderful book.
3. The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
Is it a lack of funds that is preventing you from starting your own business?
Then this book is for you. There are 50 stories of entrepreneurs who started with a small amount of money and are presently running successful businesses. This is a perfect book for anyone who feels unmotivated because of lack of funds. It will teach you to move forward without emphasizing too much on money or the HOW.
There are several other great business books that business owners must-read. Have you read other entrepreneur books? Don’t forget to share your reading recommendations with us.