10 Best Books For Entrepreneurs In 2017
Brian Rashid ,
Every entrepreneur needs an active reading list. After all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources. Even the best podcasts and YouTube videos cannot replace the in-depth lessons found in a good book.
The challenge, however, is sifting through and finding the right material. Find something that will not only resonate with you and inspire you to aim higher, but will also guide you through that process as well.
From self-development to business best practices, here are ten must-reads for entrepreneurs in 2017:
1. All In by Bill Green
Not many entrepreneurs can say that they started their empire in a flea market. Serial entrepreneur Bill Green pulls from over forty years of business experiences to share 101 key insights that have helped him build one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country. For aspiring entrepreneurs, this is a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly traded company.
This is the sort of read that makes you realize that even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs once started as paperboys and door-to-door salesmen — and Green is no exception. All In shows the true value of 100% committing to a venture, and the level of persistence and dedication it takes to become successful.
2. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Not many people can compile years and years of interview notes together and create a handbook of excellence, let alone a compelling and worthwhile read. Tim Ferriss is one of those people.
From financial advice to morning routines, actionable steps to taking care of your body and beyond, Ferriss’s Tools of Titans leaves no stone unturned. He says that this text, intended as a sporadic reading experience, is to be used as a resource for whatever it is you’re focused on; it’s not necessarily meant to be read cover-to-cover.
3. Disrupted by Dan Lyons
What does a popular magazine writer do when his job no longer exists in the modern age? He works for a popular budding startup at the time called HubSpot, rides the wave to the top, and writes a book about being in trenches of the second tech bubble.
Lyons is also a writer for the popular HBO show, Silicon Valley, which seems to all-too-perfectly nail today’s trendy startup culture right on its head. Want to know what it all looks like from the inside? This is as close as you’re going to get.
4. Idea to Execution by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg
Virtual assistants are no longer a distant idea in an imaginative future. In fact, they are becoming more and more actively involved in the building of a business from the ground-up, especially when finances are tight.
Authors Meisel and Sonnenberg birthed their VA business from scribbled notes on cocktail napkins. They were up and running less than 24 hours later. Their process? Optimize, Automate, and Outsource. Idea to Executive traces their journey to creating a profitable Virtual Assistant company.
5. Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
For truly insightful financial advice, look no further than the guru himself, Tony Robbins. Unshakeable is, by all accounts, a compilation of “the best of the best.” It pulls knowledge from the top financial minds in the world to create a playbook for financial freedom.
For any aspiring entrepreneur looking to learn more about managing the financial aspect of their life (both personally and professionally) or even a seasoned veteran hoping to continue honing their skills, this is a must-read.
Well, I think I am going to start with #1 - Have a great weekend!!!