Great Books for Entrepreneurs

Here a list of great books for entrepreneurs:

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Succeed Without Burnout: Proven strategies to move your life from burnout to balance
This is a must-read book for any harried executive, working mom who feels she’s at the threshold, and everyone suffering from the malaise called Hurry Sickness. Mark Victor Hansen Author “Chicken Soup for the Soul“ New York Times Bestseller

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Five F-Words That Will Energize Your Life!: Simple Steps to Move Your Life from Burnout to Real Balance
As with other self-help and teaching tools, my experience has taught me that in achieving Real Balance there is a formula to follow. I call my formula the Five F-Words. Now, you may think that an F is a terrible grade, a sign of failure. Some people even think every F-Word is dirty. I’m here to tell you that those five F’s – “Fitness, Family, Friends, Finances and Faith“ when treated in balance, are instead a recipe for a fulfilling, rewarding life.

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Think and Grow Rich
Here are money-making secrets that can change your life. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success, this book will teach you the secrets that will bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money” and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success.

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The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
In The Leader Who Had No Title, you will learn:
• How to work with and influence people like a superstar, regardless of your position
• The real secrets of intense innovation
• An instant strategy to build a great team and become a “merchant of wow” with your customers
• Hard-hitting tactics to become mentally strong and physically tough enough to lead your field
• Real-world ways to defeat stress, build an unbeatable mind-set, unleash energy, and balance your personal life
Regardless of what you do within your organization and the current circumstances of your life, the single most important fact is that you have the power to show leadership. Wherever you are in your career or life, you should always play to your peak abilities. This book shows you how to claim that staggering power, as well as transform your life-and the world around you-in the process.

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life With only 96 pages of wisdom, this book is an easy weekend read. Featuring four mice – Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw – the story goes over the four different personalities and how they can affect one’s business. This book will enlighten all young businesspeople on themselves and the choices they make in life. It will teach you how to become flexible with your decisions in order to move forward confidently towards your dreams and goals. At the end of the book, it’s recommended to draw a map and position yourself between the four mice, at the personality type that best fits your own. If you are within a type that will most likely keep you from succeeding in business, do something.

7. The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible
Every entrepreneur knows that the key to a good business is good sales technique. Not only do you have to sell your product, but you also have to sell yourself and your idea. Having a great product doesn’t do anything if you don’t know how to approach the person and make them fall in love with you and the product. This book by Brian Tracy gives you valuable information and strategies about how to make more selling by focusing on one thing – the person. Young entrepreneurs tend to forget the basics of selling and jump right over to getting results, but in order to get results, you need to know the basics. Brian Tracy goes over those major points thoroughly.

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)
Who hasn’t heard of Timothy Ferriss? His name has been everywhere since he launched in his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. Nowadays, everyone is looking for that easy fix, and becoming an entrepreneur is all about enjoying the wonders of life without having to work 40 hours a week. Tim knows that and therefore puts you in the right mindset to start building a business that will allow you to work not 20, not 10, but 4 hours a week and still build a fortune.

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
This is a very interesting book for anyone who feels unmotivated because they lack funds. You might be just out of College, or still in school and feeling unmotivated because of your lack of funds, but Chris turns the tables around and gives you the upper hand. In his book, he talks about 50 of the most amazing success stories of entrepreneurs who are making more than $50,000 and who started with only a few bucks in their bank accounts. This is the perfect book to motivate you to move forward without focusing on the money or the HOW. Get the idea, have the passion, and the rest will follow.

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The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
There are many misconceptions out there about starting your business and being a successful entrepreneur, and it’s only natural to become a little confused as the contradicting information is thrown at you from all directions. Michael E. Gerber breaks down each myth and walks you through the real life steps of having a business and becoming successful as an entrepreneur in today’s era. He wants to make sure that you know the difference between working on your business and working in your business.

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The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
The games have changed; building a business is no longer about updating the business plan every other week according to Eric Ries. In his book, he goes over the various techniques an entrepreneur can use in order to create a business that will go against the odds and succeed. He takes on a more scientific and intuitive approach as to how to be a successful entrepreneur with a lasting business under your arm.

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The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
Everything starts in the mind. If you have negative thoughts all day, it’s pretty certain that your day will not end on a good note. Kevin D. Johnson knows that and wants to help entrepreneurs around the world to change their mindset in order to be successful. In his book, The Entrepreneur Mind, Kevin D. Johnson talks about the different ways to change your way of thinking in order to start a business, make it grow, and make it last. By the end of the book, he makes sure you know when to keep going and when it’s time to let go and start again. Being an entrepreneur means being able to get back up, and this book will teach you how to get back up without too many scars.

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Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
Gary takes a very motivating and persuasive voice in his book Crush It! by motivating you to move on your passions. In his book, he goes other the many reasons why you should stop sitting on your couch dreaming about the day you will get paid to do what you love. He wants you to get out of your comfort zone and create a happy and passionate life for yourself. If you need that little extra nudge to move on your passion and create a business, this is your go-to book!

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Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love
The Internet is taking over the world with more e-commerce businesses opening than ever before. Scott Fox focuses his words on how to combine outsourcing and automated online marketing to build monthly cash-flow online. He thoroughly teaches you how to build an online business by going over all the tools that are available to you. It’s the perfect book to learn more about online business and how to utilize the software that’s been available to you since you were a baby.

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The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online
Every day thousands of people are losing their jobs, their income, and their security – perhaps you are one of them. However, with the right strategies, you can easily achieve financial independence. The Laptop Millionaire provides easy to follow step-by-step strategies you can use to make real money online. Author Mark Anastasi reveals the exact strategies he used to make millions and includes the success stories of other millionaire Internet entrepreneurs. Whether you need an extra hundred dollars a day or want to start an Internet Empire, this book gives you the tools and advice you need.

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The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup An Eventual Millionaire is someone who knows they will be a millionaire, eventually. But they want to do it on their own terms-with an enjoyable life and an enjoyable business. Eventual Millionaires are everywhere, from the airplane pilot looking to start his own business for more freedom and money to a student looking to start her life on the right foot to a successful business owner needing inspiration and wondering how to take her business to the next level.

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The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
It’s time to get inside the mind of LinkedIn’s co-founder and chairman, Reid Hoffman, and learn more about the keys to managing your career as if you were already an entrepreneur. It’s possible that you are still working a part-time job while you’re growing your business and it might be hard to stay focused on your entrepreneurial life while you still have to answer to a boss, but Reid Hoffman is here to help. In his book, he teaches you how to put yourself in the entrepreneurial mindset even if you’re still working for someone else. This will help you think like an entrepreneur at all times, which will motivate you to continue on your venture no matter what. At the same time, you will know what to look for in employees when your business becomes big enough to employ people. Win-Win.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Another great read for every young entrepreneur. When you are younger in age, financial education might not be as high as the older competition, which puts you in a place of vulnerability. Robert Kiyosaki’s book breaks down everything you need to know about financial education without giving you a headache. The book will shine a light on the 9-5 job and the rat race that keeps you in that job you hate in order to pay the debts. He teaches you how to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true by giving you the cold, hard truth about wealth – it’s not found by going to school, getting good grades, graduating with a diploma, and working for a secure company.

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The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World (Perigee Book.)
Ah, conformity. Most people tend to fail because of conformity; they want to follow what everyone else is doing just to not feel rejected. This book is perfect for all young entrepreneurs looking to break away from the crowd and face entrepreneurship head first. It’s time to stop believing the assumptions we were told about life and start living life differently. In his book, Chris Gillebeau talks about how to live the life you want, following the rules you create, and the goals you set for yourself. This is a great and inspiring book for the young entrepreneur struggling with their ability to break away from their toxic entourage and making a run for it towards what they want most in life – entrepreneurship.

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Rework
Compared to Alexander Osterwalder, David Hanson and Jason Fried want to approach the other type of entrepreneurs – the ones who want fast results and don’t really care or have the time to go through all the basic steps. The two authors team up together to crunch down the basics and create a whole new system that will make you act upon your dreams and goals faster. The book will motivate you to get up on your feet and move forward without planning the steps on a piece of paper before. This is for the go-getters who prefer to learn by doing!

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Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decision by Dan Ariely

In his book, MIT professor Ariely discusses why humans behave irrationally and how, though it seems backwards, to predict when they’ll do so. The phrase, “there’s a method to the madness,” rings true: There’s always a reason why someone behaves the way they do and knowing that makes running a company much easier.

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

It’s important to pay attention to the perspective of entrepreneurs and investors of varying levels of experience. Ben Horowitz has been doing this forever and knows the ins and outs of business unlike most. Combined with the fresh perspectives of newer entrepreneurs, Horowitz’s viewpoints have been the backbone of my values as a startup CEO. Not only was his book an important and valuable read, but his blog also offers timely, fresh and current advice that’s extremely useful to check out on a daily basis.

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Confidence: How Winning and Losing Streaks Begin and End by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

My team and I moved across the world to start our business in Boston. That decision, alone, proved that we have a lot of confidence in our product, ourselves and each other. In her book Kanter explains that successes and failures are actually self-fulfilling prophecies, and if you have the confidence that you will succeed, it’s more likely that you actually will.Using the example of professional sports players rallying together and envisioning a big win, Kanter illustrates that positive thinking is a powerful tool. This mindset has rung true for me in the early years of my business. Like a series-winning sports team, we have never second guessed ourselves and our company, which has resulted in an upward trajectory of success.

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Zero to One by Peter Thiel

I haven’t been doing this as long as many others, but one thing I’ve already learned and understand is that you’re not going to be a successful entrepreneur unless you find something people need that doesn’t already exist, and then go after creating that service or product with an intensely creative spirit. In this book, Thiel explains that many people fail because they try to compete against other companies that are already doing a decent job at what they do. When your business enters the market, it has to be even better than what already exists, which is a tough way to start out. In this book, you’ll learn about the power of uniqueness and originality, and how to change your mindset when it comes to thinking about innovation.These books, of course, are not the only ones a budding entrepreneur should get their hands on, but for me, they have been the building blocks to a lifelong commitment to reading. You can never know too much or consider too many other people’s perspectives. Every day is a day to learn.

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Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money

A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds

The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There’s no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book’s focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business.

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ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Problogger.net is where bloggers worldwide go for advice and information on enhancing their blog’s presence. Whether you’re just starting out or have been blogging for years, these two professional bloggers show you how to turn your passion for blogging into extra revenue. This practical guide to creating and marketing a blog with the potential for generating a six-figure income shows you how to choose subject matter that works for you, handle technical issues, and evaluate your blog’s success so that you can use your blog to generate income indirectly.

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Let Go by Pat Flynn
In Let Go, Pat reveals the inside story of his transformation into one of today’s most beloved thought leaders in the areas of Internet business, online marketing, and lifestyle entrepreneurialism. He shares the challenges and feelings he faced as he pieced together what has become a thriving online enterprise.
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Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles in Opportunities (Think and Grow Rich)

A fresh, modern look at the core theme of Napoleon Hill’s revolutionary best seller. In this inspiring contemporary fable, a young writer sets out to interview business leaders and other influential figures about the importance of persistence in attaining your goals. Through motivational real-life stories,Three Feet from Gold offers advice about having passion for what you do, finding your own Success Formula, choosing good counsel, and above all: never giving up.

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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 450,000 copies sold and translated into 23 languages) provides the 21 most effective methods for conquering procrastination and accomplishing more. This new edition is revised and updated throughout, and includes brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating our time.

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How to get lots of money for ANYTHING Fast. How to make money online – Money Making Machine

The strategy I show you in this book is the easiest, fastest, most effective way to make money online fast. While you are reading this hundreds of people on the Internet are making money like crazy. Why not you?

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The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime.

Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.

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Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

This great book can be your key to success and happiness if you will only follow its powerful principles.

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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is about you-your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.

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The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)

What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.

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6 Months to 6 Figures
“Do what’s in this book! Peter will stir positive disruption in your entrepreneurial life by challenging you with practical wisdom needed to thrive in the new economy.” – Isaac Tolpin, CEO ChooseGrowth.com, Co-Founder throwingboulders.com

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