No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you can always benefit from more advice and guidance. You may be running a successful business and at the top of your game, but finding fresh ways to approach business is always a good idea. One of the best ways to tap into new knowledge is through reading books by top entrepreneurs or some that are just generally beneficial. Reading has lots of benefits, least of all the fact that you’ll learn something from the text. Here are some of the top books to read if you want to improve your entrepreneurial game.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
One of the most helpful books you can read, Manson offers advice on how to avoid getting caught up in what people think or their perceptions of you. Instead of worrying about things and people that don’t matter, focus on what you need to do and where you’re going. Learn who does and doesn’t matter in your life and use this information to benefit you in all areas of your life.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
In this book, Ries discusses the difference between a startup that fails and one that succeeds. So many new companies never make it past the beginning stages, but Ries believes many of these failures are preventable. This book offers a new way to develop a company and make sure it stays afloat.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Carnegie published this book nearly 20 years ago, but that doesn’t stop it from still being applicable to people today. As you read this book, you’ll realize there are plenty of methods to use when it comes to advancing in your career or even improving your personal relationships. Carnegie’s advice has been tested over and over again and holds true.
The Third Wave by Steve Case
Steve Case is the co-founder of AOL. In this book, he discusses the rise of AOL and the internet in general, then Facebook and Google, and finally what is considered the Third Wave. It’s the period we’re currently in, when tech startups utilize the internet and provide more and more ways our daily lives change in relation to tech.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss is one of the best known entrepreneurs in the game today. He’s been involved in many endeavors, including his wildly successful podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. In his most recent book, he discusses his years of experience and what he’s learned, compiled all together, for other people to reference in order to gain useful knowledge.
Disrupted by Dan Lyons
Lyons uses his book to talk about what you do when tech has made your job obsolete. In his case, he adapted to the change and moved on to a small startup tech company. As the company gained more and more success, Lyons witnessed the journey of a new startup from the beginning to its time at the top. If you ever wanted an inside look at what it’s like to work for a small startup, this book provides that insight.