As an entrepreneur struggling to make an impact, you’ll no doubt be going all out to learn from and know the secret of leading entrepreneurs who have made a mark in business. Asides the hardwork they put in every minute, one of their top secret is investing their time in books. Yes, you heard that right!
It’s been said that readers are leaders, and if you must lead, then you must read! We’ve gone all out for you and have come up with a list of 5 books read and recommended by successful entrepreneurs:
by Malcom Gladwell
Published in 2008, the book examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success.The author takes us on a journey through the world of the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful, including how Microsoft founder, Bill Gates achieved his extreme wealth, how The Beatles became one of the most successful musical acts in human history and a host of others.
This book has been read and by Charlie Munger, American investor, businessman, and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.
by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier
In the book, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hanssone of 37signals take a critical look at marketing, hiring, and other practices associated with building a business. It tries to shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business, why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition.
Chris Anderson, owner of widely known recommends Rework for entrepreneurs wanting to know the tricks of building a successful business.
by Chris Guillebeau
In The $100 Startup,Chris Guillebeau discusses the challenges of starting and growing a small business, and offers a guide to help overcome these challenges. The book aims to aid would-be entrepreneurs succeed and escape the rat race so they can live life on their own terms. The $100 Startup is the result of hundreds of interviews with and surveys from real startups.
Tony Hsieh, American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos The $100 Startup.
by Peter F. Drucker
In The Effective Executive, you’ll learn that the role of leadership in every organization is to set clear priorities, focus the strengths of the people on those priorities, and make tough choices about what to do and what not to do in the face of uncertainty.
American technology retail entrepreneur, investor and founder of Amazon recommends this as a top read for every entrepreneur.
by Clayton Christensen
In The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton chronicles how innovation takes place, and why its common that market leaders and incumbents fail to seize the next wave of innovation in their respective industries.
The book is one of the of Guy Kawasaki, American marketing specialist, author, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist.
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