5 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read

As an entrepreneur, you need to learn every single day. You need to build your knowledge about your business, about your industry and about yourself. While an entrepreneur’s day usually fills up pretty fast, it’s essential to make time to learn.

So carve out a couple minutes each day and pick up one of these exciting reads. You’ll find each one of them may change the way you think about business and your approach to it.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
7 Habits is one of the most successful “self-help” books of all time, and for good reason. The book focuses on things you can do to become an effective person. Effective people become effective leaders.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Who Moved My Cheese tells a deceptively simple story and along the way helps people to prepare for change. Change is the great unknown, but rather than worry about it, this book shows us how to manage for it and be ready for when it inevitably comes.

Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull
From the President of Pixar and Disney Animation, Creativity Inc. delves into what drives innovation at a company and how to overcome everyday obstacles to find creativity in business. As a business leader, you’re going to come up against things that stand in your way. Creativity is a necessity when it comes to solving those problems and finding success.

Choose Yourself by James Altucher
The subtitle of this book, “Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream.” may have you thinking this is just another Get-Rich-Quick book, but it’s not even close. Altucher gives a variety of case studies in how choosing yourself, rather than waiting for someone else to choose you, is the path of the new leader. Entrepreneurs sometimes need this reminder.

Tribes by Seth Godin
Seth Godin appears on Lifehack’s Great Entrepreneurial Book list twice. They call him “one of the greatest entrepreneurial minds in the world.” In Tribes, Godin asks a key question, Who is going to lead us? Godin points out that everyone looks for a tribe they fit into, and each of those tribes needs a leader. The key is finding a tribe that you fit into and that you know other people are looking for.
There are so many great books to chose from when it comes to learning about yourself and your business. These are some of our favorites. However, the key takeaway from this post is that you should be reading, exploring and learning everyday. There’s no better way to succeed.

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