The 6 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

- 9 years ago by

“All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” – Mark Cuban

You may have a tremendous amount of business fiction in your house, walls and walls of books but that means nothing if these books stand on shelf untouched, collecting dust. It's not a good idea to surround yourself with lots of books which you can't read in a lifetime. That creates stress. Here is what you can do to find the books that are right for you.

Go to the local library, conduct a research and write down your own list of books that you will read and re-read later. This will give you so much value than asking friends and colleagues for advice.

Check the following list. Hopefully, it will help you, develop the business abilities you need to become a successful entrepreneur one time soon.


Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work by Nigel Cross​

This extremely engaging book focuses on the creative side of business. Nigel Cross provides good explanation on how design thinking can make your business successful. He illustrates his viewpoint with interesting observations. The real-life examples made by designers of various business fields are what make the book sound modern and remain valuable and highly educative. Moreover, it emphasizes on the strong connection between creativity and innovation. Also, it answers the question What it takes to cultivate design-thinking skills? In terms of consumer-driven business environment, creativity of large scale can contribute to reaching higher goals and increase profits.


The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Quite a gripping read that teaches about the importance of giving and helping others. The Go-Giver offers modern interpretation of the biblical psalm "Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you." [Luke 6:38]

The book follows the story of Joe, an aspiring young man and a true self-starter, who craves for success. Joe comes to the realization that the harder he works, the further his goals slip away. Then he meets Pindar, a famous and mysterious consultant who gives Joe some advice. Most readers describe the book as uplifting and highly inspirational. It leaves you motivated and changed in a better way.


The One-Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard

It's a short quick read, around 111 pages. However, it will pack you with a lot of advice on how to provide effective management for the time being. The One-Minute Manager flows with practical tips and entertaining story from which you can learn how to become a good manager. You will learn about the three key steps that will turn you into a first-class manager: set goals, pay compliments and admonish, and how to do all of them the right way.


Great Innovators: Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Einstein by Walter Isaacson

This is a well-written and inspiring collection of innovators. The book will widen your common knowledge introducing some unknown facts about these three influential men. By rule, reading about great men usually generates the necessary motivation most young entrepreneurs need. So, don't hesitate, go to the local book store and buy this amazing source of inspiration. There is a Kindle edition available for online purchase. Just to remind you, Walter Isaacson is the CEO of the Aspen Institute and he has been a chairman of CNN and managing editor of Time magazine.


Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz

Do you dream to become the big wheel in your company? Donald Trump can teach you well when it comes to mastering in business. If you want to learn how to think big, buy yourself The Art of the Deal. This non-fiction book is both interesting and inspiring. It welcomes you to the world of high-level business. Furthermore, it teaches you how to see the bigger picture and gain an insight into the deals. The book was first published in December 2004 and it receives high international acclaim ever since. It is defined as readable and engaging and it also serves an interesting interpretation to the meaning of being proactive.

Moreover, if you liked this you might want to read Trump's The Way to the Top: The Best Business Advice I Ever Received. It contains plenty of useful advice. Trump’s books will inspire you to meet changes in your life, to do more, to think outside the box and get out of your comfort zone as often as you can.


Dale Carnegie's highly acclaimed How to Win Friends and Influence People is another meaningful book you might want to consider reading. Note that it has been assisting a great deal of successful entrepreneurs for over 80 years.


In summary

Think and grow - that should be your life motto. Constantly increase your potential and while doing this help others along the path. If you want to become a successful entrepreneur you have to think big, set higher goals and achieve them, but most important is that you need to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. Books like the ones put in the list can give you the confidence you need to take the first step, and the second, and the third one, until you do something that no one have done before. Thus, you will make your way to the top.



  • Read books that will make you take action.

  • Surround yourself with people that inspire you and give you the right approach you can apply in your business.

  • Learn to foresee market trends and predict want consumers will demand tomorrow.


What are you waiting for?

Go ahead and conquer your big dreams!