Reading is an invaluable skill. Books lead us into new ways of thinking, help us push through the tough times, and teach us how to become successful business men and women. If you’re an entrepreneur or an aspiring entrepreneur, here are 10 must-read books.

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill- One of the biggest takeaways from the book is learning how to set a goal and hit it.  If your thoughts are fixed on success, achieving it will be much more likely than thinking about obstacles, failures.

  2. The Lean Start-up by Eric Ries: This book will teach you how to build a company that’s more efficient and better at leveraging employees creativity so you’ll always be ahead of your competition.

  3. Purple Cow by Seth Godin: Creating a “me-too” product can be easy at the start but can cause a business to fail. Seth Godin recommends creating a product that is truly different from anything already available in the marketplace.

  4. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: This book is for anyone who wants to build their people skills and cultivate relationships that will help them succeed.

  5. The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker is one of the best books for entrepreneurs because it teaches business owners the importance of getting the things that matter done. The book reinforces how important it is to avoid being unproductive and invest in the right things.

  6. The hard things about hard things by Ben Horowitz. This book explains that building a business is much harder than just executing an idea. This book analyzes the problems that business owners confront on a day-to-day basis and shares insight on how to deal with them.

7- The $100 Start-up: Chris Guillebeau gives inspiring examples of entrepreneurs who made success out of struggle and seized opportunities. It presents the most impressive success stories of business owners who started with only a few bucks to their name.

  1. Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson: This book will fundamentally change how you think about starting a business. It will inspire you to get up and build the business you’ve always wanted to run.

  2. Creativity Inc by Ed Catmul: If you want to learn how to foster a creative environment for your business to always stay ahead of the game, read Creativity Inc.

10- The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason: A business book that reveals the financial principles that hold the key to personal wealth.

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