As an entrepreneur, it's important to keep up with the latest industry trends and teachings. However, sometimes it's hard to know where to start or what information is worth your time. That's why we've put together a list of the best books for entrepreneurs.
From inspirational reads to practical guides, these books will help you unleash your inner business "G.O.A.T". If you're looking to grow your mindset, start a business, or simply learn how to be more productive, this list is for you.
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This is a classic that should be part of any entrepreneur's library. Think and Grow Rich is an all-time bestseller for a reason. As a matter of fact, this book was so well received it is the only one on this list to have its own Wikipedia page and has been translated into different languages.
Napoleon Hill studied Andrew Carnegie extensively, as Carnegie's success served as the foundation for much of Hill's research. It turns out everything you've ever wanted to know about business success can be found in this book.
2. Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
This is one of my favorite books on the list. It's short, practical, easy-to-read, and holds no punches when it comes to explaining how many of today's established businesses operate.
The book breaks down complex concepts and offers a different perspective on the standard playbook we often see in business, such as how to work with staff, saying "no," and finding focus. Rework is one of those books with an enormous amount of value you can start applying right away.
3. Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vee is an entrepreneur and author. If you haven't read Crush It yet, what are you waiting for? This book will provide you with the motivation to take your business to the next level, no matter how much work is required.
You'll discover who the "New Titans" of business, such as The Rock and Arianna Huffington, are and how you can use their strategies to grow your own brand. This book is not only motivating but also inspiring, revealing why you should stop dreaming and start doing what it takes to get ahead in business.
4. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
This work is an oldie but a goodie. The E-Myth takes a look at the life of an entrepreneur and the three stages that will help you turn your dream into a reality.
Whether you're planning to start your own business or are already well on your way, this book will give you valuable insight into what steps you need to take to make your business work.
5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup isn't the type of book you'll read in one or two sittings; it's more like a reference guide for entrepreneurs looking to create and develop their own startup company. This is also another "oldie" that has stood the test of time and is still worth reading today.
This book will teach you how to find product-market fit before your competition does, overcome challenges with minimum viable products. And, generally learn all the tricks of the trade when it comes to building a successful company.