5 Must-Read Books For Every Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is not easy. However, making time to read a book every once in a while can be a valuable experience for entrepreneurs and those fascinated by startups.

Several successful entrepreneurs have penned down books to inspire others. But finding the right one amongst a stream of available options can be a daunting task. Listed below are 5 books that are a must-read for entrepreneurs:

1. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

What’s it about: The book explores how certain habits and patterns shape every aspect of our lives. Charles Duhigg wonderfully decodes human nature and its potential for transformation. Engrossing narratives, scientific discoveries and penetrating intelligence together make this 60-week New York Times bestseller a must-read!

About the Author: Charles Duhigg is a reporter with the New York Times. In the year 2012, he along with other reporters worked on a series of 10 articles on the business practices of Apple and other technology companies. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2013.

2. One Thing You Need to Know

What’s it about: The book focuses on different techniques through which brilliance in leadership and business management can be achieved. Fundamental insights and real-world examples illustrate how “one thing” can lead to career success.

About the Author: Marcus Buckingham is a New York Times bestselling author. He is also popular for helping people unlock their personal strengths. This motivational speaker, researcher and business consultant addresses thousands of people each year in keynote addresses worldwide.

3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

What’s it about: The book highlights how entrepreneurs can accomplish objectives by upholding core principles. Published in 38 languages, it has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. This book is considered as one of the most influential management books of all time.

About the Author: Stephen R. Covey’s message was a simple yet effective one: “for true success and meaning in life, we must be principle-centered in all areas of life.” He is renowned as one of the world’s foremost organizational experts, leadership authorities and thought leaders.

4. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

What’s it about: The new generation of women executives is sure to benefit from this book. A practical guide to leadership, it explores the various challenges corporate women face. The book offers practical solutions for overcoming barriers and finding success.

About the Author: Sheryl Sandberg is an acclaimed American technology executive, activist and author. She is also Facebook’s COO. Her above-mentioned 2013 bestselling book won countless admirers, including Beyonce and fellow Power Women Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

5. How to Get What You Want

What’s it about: This book presents a classical argument for setting goals and achieving success. It explains various broad strategies and practical tactics to attaining success. Zig Ziglar also offers a generous dose of inspiration to readers through this book.

About the Author: Zig Ziglar was an American author, salesman and motivational speaker. He authored over two dozen books and his millions of followers still swear by his lessons for success. Zig Ziglar remains popular for his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement.

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