Books are the best friends a man can ever have. These amazing things not only teach you the academic stuff but also make you realize the things that actually matter in life. A lesson learnt never goes waste, especially when it teaches you how to deal around with the people in your company and around you. Here we bring to you the top 10 books to be read by every aspiring entrepreneur.
1) Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
This book is just amazing! Gary tells you how to use the power of the internet to cash in from your interests and turn them into a business. It’s a great book especially for today’s generation where they can learn how internet could help them in their big dream.
2) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
This book is a guide on how you can build your company more efficiently. It teaches you how to adjust and adapt to the current trends before it’s too late. This book has recently been adopted as a new idea worldwide when it comes to building a company.
3) All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
As a marketer, you might have all sold high time stories just to make your product sell. This book is a right approach on advertising and marketing and teaches the world how good you can sell your product.
4) The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
The $100 Startup focuses on certain ideas by individuals with least investment and which could be encashed in the real world to make huge profits. This book tries to strike a balance between what an individual can do and what will the world actually pay for. The book tells you about a group of entrepreneurs, how they established their idea in the real world and what mistakes they made along the way.
5) The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The author of this book tells the world how he went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week. This book gives an idea on making your work more efficient for the hours you put in. With all the interesting ideas packed in one book, this serves as a manual for the normal working class out there.
6) Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
Many young people out there think that entrepreneurship is just about getting the things one needs, be it marketing, product sales or services. Guy Kawasaki gives a whole new different approach to the traditional way of business where in he believes that business is not just about getting the things you want but to bring a desirable change in other people. It also teaches you certain ethics to be followed while making business with people.
7) Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck
In this book popular life coach Martha Beck shows how one can find their true self and extend their helping hands to others in need. Each one of us have that time in our life when we don’t exactly know where we are and what exactly are we doing. This book is just the guide for such people.
8) Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner
Education expert Tony Wagner in this book explores what parents, teachers and the society in a whole, could do to develop the capacities of the current generation to think innovatively. Wagner tells us how this knowledge can be used and what could parents do to contribute for the same. This book is great for those who are focusing on bringing out of the box solutions for the society.
9) Jugaad Innovation by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja
Jugaad Innovation basically concentrates on eastern countries like India, China and Brazil and their skills in Jugaad (a Hindi word for improvised solution) innovation. The authors claim that this is the key factor for the companies to make a difference and change the market in every possible way. This book focuses on how can you implement such practices in your organization to stand out in the hypercompetitive world.
10) The Game Changers by Yuvnesh Modi, Rahul Kumar, Alok Kothari
Well this is not actually a book, but it’s a compilation of 20 success stories of the IITians who could live out their dream. These include Suhas Patil, Vijay Kumar, Vinod Gupta, Sam Dalal, Sridhar Mitta, Arjun Malhotra, Kiran Seth, Prabhakant Sinha, Ranbir Singh Gupta, Bikram Dasgupta founder of Globsyn, Praful Kulkarni, Sunil Gaitonde, Anand Deshpande, Arvind Kejriwal, Harish Hande, Anuradha Acharya, Venkata Subramanian, Bikash Barai, Vikram Kumar, and Krishna Mehra. You could actually learn a lot from these stories.
So this was our list of top 10 books to be read by an aspiring entrepreneur. Hope you like the books as much as we did.