1. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses is a book by Eric Ries describing his proposed lean startup strategy for startup companies. The Lean Startup teaches a real-world approach to build a business by using validation, finding a profitable business model, and creating a growth engine. This book gives a scientific approach to the proper management of a startup, mostly by making use of innovation.
2. Zero To One by Peter Thiel
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future is a book by the American entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel co-written with Blake Masters. Entrepreneur “Peter Thiel” confirms that there are still countless ways for us to create something new. And all this can be done by making use of your power and asking the right questions in order to come up with the next innovation. This book teaches the important lesson that founders need a vision to take their business from zero to one.
3. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is an inside look at the tough decisions and lonely times all CEOs face, before showing you what it takes to build a great organization and become a world-class leader.
4. The Art Of The Start by Guy Kawasaki
In The Art of the Start, Guy Kawasaki brings two decades of experience as one of the business’s most original and irreverent strategists to offer the essential guide for anyone starting anything, from a multinational corporation to a church group. The Art Of The Start is your guide to beginning a company and explains everything from getting the right people on board to writing a winning business plan and building your brand.
5. The Power Of Broke by Daymond John
The Power Of Broke shows you how to leverage having no money into an advantage in business by compensating it with creativity, passion, and authenticity. This book tells you that sometimes, you just need to have a little bit of hope and do your best to achieve success who knows when the perfect opportunity might come knocking? If you have no money, you will automatically find resources others don’t look for.
6. Business Adventures by John Brooks
Business Adventures will teach you how to run a company, invest in the stock market, change jobs, and many other things by sharing some of the most interesting experiences that big companies and their leaders have had over the last century. Brooks takes a human interest angle and describes the character of key people not just the facts, and thus adds a richness to each ‘adventure’.
7. EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey
EntreLeadership provides you with a path to becoming a great leader in your company by identifying the necessary management and entrepreneurial skills. Once “Dave Ramsey”, said that if you as a leader allow people to halfway do their jobs and don’t demand excellence as a prerequisite to keeping their job, you will create a culture of mediocrity. The most successful heads of new companies combine the skills of an entrepreneur and a leader.
8. Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World is a 2018 non-fiction book by American author Anand Giridharadas. The book debuted at number eight on The New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction best sellers list and at number six on its Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction best sellers list. Powerful people often deny their influence, which ironically just cements their status even further.
9. Founders At Work by Jessica Livingston
Founders At Work shows you how to start a successful business based on the principles of the founders of some of the world’s most famous and accomplished startups. If you are looking for a book that is not necessarily a guide, then this book might just be what you are looking for. Containing a collection of interviews with people who are currently living their dreams. You will get to learn various things like where did they get the ideas that made them rich? how did they convince investors to back them? what went wrong, and how did they recover? These are all the important questions in your mind that will be solved after reading the book.
10. Arise, Awake by Rashmi Bansal
The book Arise, Awake: The Inspiring Stories of 10 Young Entrepreneurs Who Graduated from College into a Business of Their Own is an inspirational book that reveals the success stories of 10 youngsters who instead of taking up a job opted for entrepreneurship and achieved success. This book includes other such inspiring tales which will satiate your senses if you are excited by the idea of entrepreneurship. If your first business idea fails, don’t give up, your experience is vital to making your next venture succeed.