There are certain books for entrepreneurs you simply have to read if you want to strike out on your own and establish a brand-new venture. Using the understanding gained by major thinkers who have gone before in order to make intellectual progress is a great way to stay a step ahead of the competition.
Here is a list of 5 essential books for entrepreneurs that will allow you to stand on the shoulders of the giants who paved the way up until now:
5 BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS THAT INFORM & INSPIRE
The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa
The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa by Fred Roed is based on the insights of the Heavy Chef entrepreneurship community and was written by the CEO and founder of the platform. It includes no less than 160pages of tips and lessons for start-ups that offers a step-by-step approach to creating your own business from the ground up.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a true-blue motivational classic. This business stalwart teaches all the do’s and don’ts of an entrepreneurial social life and how to become a better business owner to boot. This includes the etiquette of overcoming competition and how to win over prospective investors who seem closed off or disinterested in your pitch.
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategy
Beating the Odds: Eddie Brown’s Investing and Life Strategy by Eddie C. Brown is the autobiography of financial guru and top US stock picker Eddie C. Brown who shares his life story that took him from the rural American South to the top of the food chain in the hot seat of the nation’s financial epicentre to own and build a billion-dollar company.
The $100 Start-up
The $100 Start-up by Chris Gillebeau shows you how to reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love and create a new future. If you feel unmotivated due to a lack of funds to start your new venture this is the book for you. It shares 50 success stories of entrepreneurs who started their own businesses with next to no money and how they made it work despite this hurdle.
Playing the Game Without a Coach
Playing the Game Without a Coach: How Courage, Resilience and Forgiveness Helped One Man Seize the American Dream by Benjamin Raymond the story of former athlete and entrepreneur Benjamin Raymond who put himself in foster care due to an unstable home environment, and the journey he took to grow through resilience and forgiveness. This book is a great motivational piece that shows that anyone can rise above their circumstances with the right attitude and approach.
These 5 essential books for entrepreneurs provide a very solid foundation of knowledge and information for anyone who wants to start their own venture or head outside of their comfort zone to create something fresh and new. Happy reading!