If you're an entrepreneur, you know that your business education never stops and there are always more books to read, podcasts to listen to, and videos to watch. There are many books out there that will provide you with valuable insights into running your business more effectively, and it can be hard to know where to start looking. Here are five books every entrepreneur must read in order to grow their business.
Book 1: The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
I know, it's not a traditional book on business, but it will open your eyes about what is possible with an online business and create clarity that most businesses do not need for survival. It may even convince you that you do not need a traditional job. In fact, many of my friends and colleagues use digital nomadism as their means of traveling and working from various locations around the world. If digital nomadism doesn't appeal to you, I recommend trying one of Tim Ferriss' other books first (also included in The Four Hour Work Week). Whatever option appeals to you, I highly recommend checking out Tim Ferriss' website or going through his other books in preparation for launching your own business. Even if you have no interest in starting your own business, these books can help you to become more productive at work. They helped me launch my very successful web design company at age 18 and allowed me to keep myself afloat while traveling across America with only $2,000 cash!
This particular book focuses on creating location independence so that you can run a business without having to worry about physical location restrictions; therefore allowing you more freedom than any other kind of startup.
Book 2: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
In Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner use economic analysis to make complex subjects accessible. The book covers topics such as how sumo wrestlers are able to predict their opponent's weight class. How a teacher's expectations can affect a student's test scores, and whether criminals with more drive tend to live longer than less ambitious crooks. Ultimately, Freakonomics accurately covers a wide range of subjects, like prediction markets and rising trends, despite they're being things that can't be calculated. They're studied with research and data rather than speculation or opinion. It's essential reading for entrepreneurs who want to base their decisions on factual information, rather than gut feelings or unverified claims. The saying, 'if you torture the data long enough, it will confess' certainly proves true in this book. Exactly what Freakonomics teaches you to do: use your business acumen and analytical skills to unearth and talk about truths that no one else is willing or able to discuss.
Book 3: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The classics never die. And for over 15 million copies sold and numerous book clubs around the world, this book is considered to be one of the best books in terms of finding success and life in the present age. With covey's straight-forward philosophy and lessons, a professional speaker and writer manages to concisely formulate the system. To anyone in the entrepreneurial realm, being acutely aware of what's truly important can be a revelation. So always be willing to put Covey's methods into practice, even if it feels difficult or awkward. If you read only one book on my list, make sure it's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. You just might never be the same after reading this!
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Book 4: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The bestselling book of all time was first published in 1937 and its popularity has endured for over 75 years. Napoleon Hill interviewed more than 500 successful people for his research, including Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. He then condensed his findings into 13 laws that he believes every person must follow if they want to achieve wealth and prosperity in their life. A must-read for anyone who is serious about becoming an entrepreneur or business owner. This book is also a perfect guide for established entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to new heights. The ideas shared in Think and Grow Rich are simple, but extremely effective—and that's why it's one of my favorite books on entrepreneurship.
Book 5: Think Like a Billionaire by T Harv Eker
This book provides great insights into how billionaires think, plan and deal with obstacles. It is a must-read for entrepreneurs who want to make it big. This book will teach you how to think like a billionaire and why it is so important in life and business. As an entrepreneur, your attitude towards money and wealth will determine your success or failure. When it comes to making money, most people have a fixed mindset that prevents them from achieving their full potential. Think Like A Billionaire was written by T Harv Eker as an extension of his best-selling program called Secrets of The Millionaire Mind (which has been translated into 30 languages). In fact, he actually wrote this book while still working on his earlier work. The main idea behind these books is that we all have an internal money blueprint which determines our relationship with money. By changing our thinking about money, we can transform our financial lives. If you are serious about becoming wealthy then I highly recommend reading both of these books – they are easy to read and very powerful!
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