As it is Book Lover’s Day today, I decided to list some books that can play an imperative role in the life of an entrepreneur. With their lives revolving around confusion, work-pressure, time limit and frustration, entrepreneurs certainly need something that can ignite a useful insight within them.
1. Never Get a “Real Job”
People are so content with their modus operandi and their regular 9-5 jobs. Well that is what author Scott Gerber is against. In his book, he tells readers why it is important to dump their monotonous jobs and get control of their own lives. With the use of case studies, experiences and observations Scott shares failures and presents a practical and affordable way of taking your business to great heights!
The author is of the opinion that young people should create something on their own as it is the safest job in today’s economy.
2. Screw Business as Usual
In his book, Richard Branson talks why it is important to shift our focus from revenue and profits to caring for people, communities and the planet. In his book, he writes: “It’s a vibrant and definite sea change from the way business was always done, when financial profit was a driving force. Today, people aren’t afraid to say, Screw business as usual!-and show they mean it.”
With real world examples, the book talks about successful people who focussed on their work rather than running behind fame. The book is perfect for those who have embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and wish to learn new ways of doing business.
3. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Written by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, the book tries to cast away business myths and provide readers with some visionary insights. “This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies.” So write Jim Collins and Jerry Porras.
The book is filled with practical examples that help readers in managing their business at all levels in a unique way.
4. The $100 Startup
In The $100 Startup, author Chris Guillebeau talks about how you can lead a life full of adventure and meaning and also earn good at the same time. According to Chris, the book is certainly not about business but rather talks about freedom, something that most of the people working in corporate jobs long for! The book encourages readers to start living their lives the way they want by building something on their own.
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The book helps readers in solving various personal and professional problems that are faced on a daily basis. Stephen R Covey talks about the seven habits of highly effective people and how these habits can be adopted by anyone. The book offers some great advice and can be read by people who wishes to improve the way they lead their lives!
So these are the 5 books that I personally admire. What about you? Leave your comments below and tell us about the books you would recommend to an entrepreneur!
HAPPY BOOK LOVERS’ DAY!