There’s no better time to snuggle up with a hot cuppa tea and a good read than on a cold evening. If you’re struggling to find creative ways to enhance your home entertainment, why not kill two birds with one stone? Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or you’ve already started on your journey, these top 10 entrepreneur books will keep you entertained and filled with all the information you need to thrive on your next venture. In no particular order, let’s get started:
Who moved my cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work and your life by Spencer Johnson.
Change is inevitable, especially in the highly competitive world of business. The key to success is being able to adapt and manage change well so you come out winning in life as well as your work. 2020 has been a testing year and we could all use a little motivation – Spenser Johnson gives us just that! Get it here.
The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma
If ever we needed to prove the “early bird…” saying, this book does just that! Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma, introduced The 5 am club to shed light on the revolutionary early-rising habit that has helped many business owners and employees peak their productivity and, ultimately, upgrade their lifestyle. Get it here.
The 4-hour workweek: Escape 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich by Timothy Ferriss
If you’ve been dreaming of escaping the rat race – retirement feels like a lifetime away. In this blueprint, Timothy Ferriss outlines how you can fast track your productivity so you don’t need to wait, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is experiencing high-end world travel or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. Get it here.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
All over the world, people are finding different ways to take control of their life, ultimately rewriting the rules of work. Becoming your own boss and remodeling your life, is no easy feat. So how do “unexpected entrepreneurs” manage to make a good living for themselves while creating something valuable for others? In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning, and purpose as well as earn a good living. Get it here.
Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
As the title suggests, it’s time to monetise that passion you have been obsessing over for years now. Living in a digital era, leveraging the power of the internet can take you far. After spending years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader; Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to turn your real interests into real businesses. Get it here.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Innovation is the backbone of every successful business, from start-ups to mighty conglomerates, setting yourself apart from the competition requires you to stay ahead of the pack. In this gripping text, Eric Ries maps out how entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to radically create successful businesses. Get it here.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, for How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
Building a company by the bootstraps is a huge task, as an entrepreneur, you need all the guidance you can get so you can create smart and for the future. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. ‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how. Get it here.
Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and artists who don’t want to starve will all find valuable guidance in these pages. If you’re looking for a smarter way to transform how you work, then this is the book to get! Buy it here.
The innovator’s dilemma by Clayton Christensen
Innovation is a buzzword we know all too well. However, Clayton Christensen provides a different perspective demonstrating how successful companies can do everything “right” and still lose their market leadership. This is the ultimate innovator’s dilemma, dealing with unexpected competitors in a highly competitive market. Shortly after the release of the book, Christensen won the Global Business Book Award and The Economist named it “one of the six most important books about business ever written.” Get it here.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
In Good to Great Jim Collins aims to dispel the myth that change has to be wrenching, painful, and extreme for it to have meaningful lessons. In this book, Collins wants you to suspend everything you’ve believed about the relationship between change and money. According to Collins, companies that make the change from good to great have no name for their transformation and absolutely no program. After years of studying some of the world’s greatest countries, Collins concludes that there is no evidence of a connection between money and change mastery. Get it here.
There are loads more interesting reads out there, this is just a round-up to get you started and occupied.