You know the fact that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have the habit of reading books. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and even the new age sensation Mark Zuckerberg read as much as they can. They enrich their knowledge by reading books extensively. As an entrepreneur, you must read a lot of books to stay ahead of the curves. Is not it better to start your journey as an entrepreneur through learning from the masters? Of course, it is. So, we have listed the top 5 books written by the master entrepreneurs and these books every entrepreneur should read in 2020.
Top Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read 2020
After Eric Ries wrote The Lean Startup, no longer entrepreneurship noticed as art but science. In this book, he proved entrepreneurship as science not merely as art or various branches of creative ideas. To be a successful entrepreneur, you cannot succeed with creative ideas only. What you need in this regard is to follow a scientific path. Eric Ries was an entrepreneur who failed several times but eventually, he grabbed success. This book is a detail of his thesis on the cause of his failures and how to overcome the conditions. He showed in this book that how to gain traction, bootstrap a business and keep it thin for supreme outcomes and advised for the startups to watch what consumer do and how to be constantly adapt with it and make decisions. The lean startup is also full of case studies which could be extremely beneficial for the entrepreneurs to be successful. So if you want to begin a startup and become successful in a short period, your first step should be reading The Lean Startup.
2. Zero to One
This wonderful startup book is called the bible of entrepreneurship, and honestly, it is. The Co-founder of PayPal and a successful investor Peter Andreas Thiel have noted everything you need to know about startups in this book. It is a shortened and modernized version of trendy sets of notes of Thiel’s classes on startup at Stanford University of Masters class of 2012. For the new entrepreneurs, this book will provide you the knowledge to build monopolies in the market even if you have a small startup. Peter Thiel claimed that zero to one, in other words, the brand new idea is entirely mandatory to succeed with a new business. And only by zero to one process, our world will get a future. This book contains the whole business strategies with lots of examples and tells us how to take the right decisions in the process. This book is must read for potential entrepreneurs.
3.The $100 Startups
Startups are not necessary to be started by a business graduate or a wealthy person. Anyone one can begin startups even with no traditional learning and with a minimal amount of investment. But, it is hard to become successful without educational qualification and small investment but not impossible. But the question is how? Chris Guillebeau is here to provide the ideas on how to start small startups and become successful with his book— the $100 Startups. Still, in his early thirties, Chris is on the brink of finishing a world tour, visited more than 175 countries and until now he has never had a “real job” or earned a regular income. Chris is a unique genius for turning ideas into profit, and he uses those ideas to support his life of adventure. In this book, the author wrote those processes of turning ideas into profit. For that, you don’t need to be a very smart or highly talented guy. He claimed that— if a man has a special talent then he must have some other talents too and those talents are enough to turn ideas into earning. He has placed many case studies as well as interviews of successful people in business those are really valuable for anyone who is interested in beginning startups. Hence this book is highly recommended for the readers
The mantra of this book is— success for the startups or employees are all about small steps, not big jumps. Jenny Blake—who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant as well as speaker, besides that, a former training and career development specialist at Google, explained in the book that how pivoting can also be a successful tactic for persons who are looking to make changes in their career, whether within their role, business or organization, or setting their visions on more significant moves. The moment you pivot, you double down on your present strengths and interested in moving in a new related direction, as a substitute of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you bounce over your skill and experience— gained by great effort. She expressed how to extend current strengths, experiences, and interests and how to look for chances and recognize new skills and run small experiments to determine next steps. She advised taking smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction and also taught how to know which moment is appropriate. But what is for the novices in this book? Jenny Blake provided a lot of useful information and strategies with examples which could be extremely valuable to begin a startup or get appointed in a job. Therefore, this book is mandatory for those who want to make a change in their career and wants to push themselves up or even for anyone who hasn’t stared their professional journey yet.
5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
This motivational entrepreneur’s book has been on the list of New York Times bestsellers for more than six years. Over and above 58 million copies has been sold and translated in more than 51 languages through the 109 countries all over the world. Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of the book mainly write down the two fathers story here— letting us give a clear view of the basic idea of ‘working for money’ and ‘having your money work for you.’ The writer reveals that he had two fatherly viewpoints while rising from childhood. His own father’s attitude towards money was kept his father struggling financially but his friend’s father, who has an entirely different approach towards money and never had to struggle for it. Robert learned a lot from them and analyzed these two fathers approach towards capital and then he had chosen which track to follow, which is not to. Afterward, He learned how to apply these ideologies in his life to prosper financially. In this book, He clarifies his financial theories and included diagrams to describe how money drifts from our pockets. Do not worry if you are not a business graduate as the theories and descriptions of the book lucidly described. Kiyosaki expressed here, which financial management lessons the rich teach to their children and the poor and middle class do not so here you can learn those things consciously. So if you want to have a productive life and wants your money works for you, this book is highly recommended for you.
Reading books is essential for all types of human around the work. It truly enriches our mind and gives us new ideas. In this article, we assembled the top 5 entrepreneur book everyone should read.