Written By: Yashika Sabharwal
Top 5 Must-Read Business books for Entrepreneur
An erudite person can always learn from his hunger for more knowledge and the best thing he knows is that the perfect knowledge is waiting inside a book. In addition, to all of the ways of reading, it helps you develop a healthy mindset; it also makes you a better thinker and a better writer.
Powerful reading for entrepreneurs of the 21st century allows them to experience other points of view and makes them a better leader for forging companies. In this article we talk about the Best Must-Read books for Entrepreneurs.
According to a successful entrepreneur – Bill Gates, he believes that reading is still the main way that he both learns new things and tests his understanding.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only ones.” Let us discuss the ten most admired books by Entrepreneurs of 2024.
1. Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin
Rand Fishkin’s book takes a refreshing outlook on the life of a super tech startup CEO. Lost & Founder, is the perfect narration of how a startup has a life as a CEO. Most of the CEOs can easily relate to pretty much every chapter of this book. They feel more connected with this book and agree on 99% of Rand’s idea. It generally talks about startups, marketing, funding, and more.
The central idea of the books pulls back the curtain from what is really like to battle for success in the startup world. The advice from the author is sound and can be applied to any type of business, no matter the size or industry.
2. All In by Bill Green
For aspiring entrepreneurs of 2024, this particular book is reading on a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly-traded company.
This reading makes the entrepreneur realize that even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs once started as paper distributer and door-to-door salesmen.
Bill Green’s goal in All In is to inspire entrepreneurs and start-ups of all ages and phases to take up the challenge of a growing business with passion and joy. In All In, he provides the readers the101 Real-Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs. He shares 101 key insights he has gleaned over a 40-year business career that began with a flea market table.
3. The Achievement Habit by Dr. Bernard Roth
The Achievement Habit book for forging entrepreneurs is written by Doctor Bernard Roth, who is an engineering professor and co-founder of Stanford School. This book is his half biography and half self-help book for entrepreneurs who use the concepts of design thinking, awareness, and a bias to action to help you shape your life.
“Let people see you as human. Be real. Ask yourself, who would you rather see at your door, a friend or a door-to-door salesman?” ~Bernard Roth (Quote from -The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing and Take Command of your Life)
The Achievement Habit book aims to motive on the topic: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life.
4. Good to Great by Jim Collins
Jim Collins and his research team set off to find out, why ‘Good is the enemy of Great’. Over the five years, their whole team studied 28 companies and pouring over their data to find out the key determinants of success and failure.
This is how the author sets off a riveting journey explaining the findings from his and his teams half a decade of research in the conquest of how to make good companies great. Generally, ‘Good to Great’ is a very rare and toughest book by Collins. In his research, Jim Collins (the author), has found out systematic phases through which any great company goes through and lays out a framework.
5. The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett
One of our modern history’s most successful entrepreneur, role model, and investor Warren Buffett explains his take on everything in the book of Essays from very basic business principles to aligning high-level business skills. This skill polishes your interests with those of your investors as well.
“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful”. ~Warren Buffett (Quote from- The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America)
This piece of work from Buffett is the most revolutionary investing book of ideas from the past thirty-five years of modern finance theory. The book is an elaborate set of ideas that establishes one simple and misleading art of investing.