To win in the game of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs need a combination of inspirational ideas and workable strategies. Obviously books are a valuable knowledge resources like another visual or auditory mediums but the challenge is that there are too many books to choose from. Here we have the top five list, a combination of different ideas and insights that will help entrepreneurs build growing businesses.
Number five on the list ‘the answer’ by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. It’s a fundamental read with practical insights in developing an entrepreneurial mindset with clear strategies on refining any business idea.
On number four we have the book ‘business without bullshit’ by Josh Bernoff. Probably an underrated work, but accentuates a fresh perspectives on building business in the simplest manner possible by using about 49 short cuts from the book.
On number three we have Michael E. Gerber’s one of the finest work in the eMyth series, ‘the E-Myth Mastery’: the Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company. This is the book that will show you the difference between being an entrepreneur versus doing a job, how to get money when the bank won’t give it to you, how to expand your customer base when big business moves in down the street, how to develop the best people when you can’t afford to pay them competitive wages, how to increase the predictability of what your business is able to promise, and then how to keep that promise, every single time, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
On number two position we have ‘start up CEO’ by Matt Blumberg. This book will help you think and act like a CEO for your business providing you insights on building vision, developing and managing human capital, build effective strategies and work culture.
And in number one in the chart its ‘mastering the Rockefeller habits’ by Verne Harnish. This book is an amalgamation of ideas, case studies and tools like the One Page Strategy Plan, to scale your business. This book can help you turn what feels like an anchor into wind at your back ― creating a company where the team is engaged; the customers are doing your marketing; and everyone is making money.
So here we have it five top books for entrepreneurs. If you think there are books worth mentioning in this list, please leave your comments below.