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As entrepreneurs, we know that self-education never stops. One of the best ways to expand our knowledge is by reading books.
Thankfully, entrepreneurs have a wealth of information and resources available to help further their learning. Over the last few months, I’ve done quite a bit of reading myself.
I’ve read books I found interesting, taken suggestions from other entrepreneurs, and even searched books on specific topics. After reading about 20 books, I have created a list of 5 books that were extremely useful.
Here are 5 books entrepreneurs should read:
1. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
This book is long, but it puts a great perspective on entrepreneurship. For those of you who may be trying to decide whether a 9 to 5 job or entrepreneurship is better for you, this book really helps you analyze both options. This book justifies why entrepreneurship is the smarter choice and has a lot of great factual evidence to back it up.
2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell goes on a journey to discover what makes the super-achievers different from the regular people in society. He does an in-depth analysis on the successes of the world to find what really makes them successful. From his search, he finds that their successes are related to their culture, family, generation, opportunities present, and other experiences.
3. Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
I found this book when I was looking for something to help me with sales, negotiation, and persuading others. Oren Klaff was a professional ‘pitcher’ who raised large amounts of capital for his clients projects. He shares one of the greatest persuasion strategies I have ever heard. His persuasion strategy has worked for me countless times helping me close many deals after reading his book.
4. You Call the Shots by Cameron Johnson
Cameron Johnson started his first business at the age of 9 and never looked back. He’s had tremendous success in the world of entrepreneurship. This book shares some essential techniques that all entrepreneurs should know by detailing personal stories from his life. He shares his struggles, milestones, and successes as an entrepreneur as well as the many lessons he learned along the way.
5. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book is a very practical one. Napoleon Hill shares some of the best practical information about the mindset required to succeed and become wealthy. This book was a bestseller and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. This book is known as the big daddy of all motivational books and is a must-read for entrepreneurs looking to make huge strides.
Many entrepreneurs ask me some basic questions everyday. How do I become successful? I have a business idea, what do I do? What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?
While, I could never answer these questions fully….I got tired of giving people the same responses over & over again. Thus, I decided to write this book to help entrepreneurs out.
As entrepreneurs, we must understand that learning never stops. While there are millions of great books out there, these are 5 books every entrepreneur should read at least once.