If you ask many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs what their hobbies are, many of them would say that they enjoy reading. But it’s not necessarily reading fiction, they like to read about their industry, how to get better at business and how to grow as a leader.
Here are some of the best books about entrepreneurship that you can read, and hopefully they should help your journey to business and personal success and fortune.
Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
This book steers away from the traditional thoughts and conventions of starting a business and looks at different and somewhat unorthodox strategies at building your company. Written by Basecamp founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (who also created Ruby on Rails), they use this book to share their own lessons from start-up to making millions annually. The take away point from this book is the idea that you don’t need to have everything figured out and masses of resources to call upon when you first start out, you just need to be lean and make a start.
How to Win Friends and Influence People –
This book already has a large following and has gained huge recognition, and for good reason. This book is a classic that shares invaluable tips about self-development with anecdotes from some of the world’s most successful people. Being successful in work, business and even life itself is not just about your skills on the job, it’s also about how you connect with others and grow and use your network. If you are looking for better people skills and strategies on how to practically make your network stronger, then you have to read this book.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things –
If you are looking for honest advice on how to create and run your start-up in the real world then this book is for you. Horowitz clearly explains how you can analyse and overcome problems and shares this story of success, specifically how he beat this competition. If you are a young entrepreneur or are looking for some good guidance the this book is really a good place to start.