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6 Business Books that every entrepreneur MUST read

6 Business Books that every entrepreneur MUST read

March 17, 2022

Wake up, get up, get ready, go to work (or do it remotely at home), go back home, sleep, wake up, get up, get ready... Does this sound familiar and tiresome AF? Well, if it does, then you’ve probably had the idea of leaving everything behind and starting your own business. So, why haven’t you?


You may be paralyzed by fear, uncertainty, worries or any other excuse you can think of, but every journey begins with a first step and here you have six inspirational people that can help you start your entrepreneurial engines to achieve all of your goals.

1. 'The Execution Factor - The One Skill that Drives Success', by Kim Perell

It's common knowledge that a great idea is the foundation of a successful business. However, Kim Perell shows that not only great ideas are necessary but it is also important to learn how to make them come true through five basic elements: vision, passion, action, resilience, and relationships. Be imaginative, yes, but also be practical.

Buy 'The Execution Factor - The One Skill that Drives Success'

2. 'Rework', by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson


If you are tired of the same ideas on business books that we've all read for the last 30 years or something, then this book is the one for you. You'll be surprised at the endless possibilities you can have as an entrepreneur once you realize that there’s no default journey. Just stop complaining or delaying and start acting.

Buy 'Rework'

3. 'The Soul-Sourced Entrepreneur: An Unconventional Success Plan for the Highly Creative, Secretly Sensitive, and Wildly Ambitious', by Christine Kane

Every business is as unique as the person who created it, and when it comes to leadership some traits like sensitivity, creativity and authenticity can make a real difference. Ditch the old-school ideas and trust your own wisdom and gut because it's been proven to work, as you’ll see in this book..

Buy 'The Soul-Sourced Entrepreneur: An Unconventional Success Plan for the Highly Creative, Secretly Sensitive, and Wildly Ambitious'.

4. 'The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage', by Daymond John & Daniel Paisner

There's no better motivation than need or, as the Shark Tank star puts it, anyone in the world can go from broke to billionaire. No matter how hard a place is your starting point, you'll find some crucial tips and tricks that will make your idea blossom into a complete business when you put your mind and resources, as scarce as they may be, into action.

Buy 'The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage'.

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

Once a business has been successfully launched, it's time for it to be run and taken care of. This book offers a very honest perspective about what you'll need in order to make your business and your idea thrive beyond the several obstacles that as entrepreneurs we face over and over.

Buy 'The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers'.

6. 'Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before?: Wit and Wisdom from Women in Business', by Marcella Allison & Laura Gale

Half of the books in this list are written by women, but this one is built out of sheer feminine power. This book showcases over 50 letters from women sharing valuable and relatable lessons about their experience in the business world, from small ventures to large firms and brands.

Buy 'Why Didn't Anybody Tell Me This Sh*t Before?: Wit and Wisdom from Women in Business'


Entrepreneurship and business books are a great way to reach out for guidance if you don't know where to start. So, stop thinking about it, pick a guru and off you go. Learn away and build your own empire.

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