In the world of entrepreneurship, every short span of time is essential. It is more than a truth and a fact that your life as an entrepreneur is mainly devoted toward time-to-time growth and painstakingly achieving real-time goals. Because time is of the essence, it is a grievous sin to let any moment pass without making a significant difference.
A great entrepreneur is not only good at tracking and overseeing the glory of returns of the business but also a savvy person whose consciousness is fixed on learning. Successful entrepreneurs are at their best when it comes to time-management and squeezing in a plentiful amount of reading time in their heavy traffic schedule.
Effort and commitment are just some of the important things you need to hone for you to be able to spend time juicing those books that will help you improve your entrepreneurial skills.
If you want to go further in your vocation as a successful entrepreneur, don’t think twice to celebrate the time of learning and start piling up those good-read books that will stand as an increment to your advancing journey.
There are a myriad of great books in the market nowadays, yet for you to take that giant step towards an upward growth to your entrepreneurial road, you only need to read a few of them, but make sure that you will be flipping the right ones that have the full package to cater your ultimate needs.
Here are five powerful books that you should read for a solid entrepreneurial foundation:
1. STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
In 2009 an American writer and journalist Walter Isaacson renowned for his works that include the biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger was qualified to become Steve Jobs’ official biographer.
The wonderfully-winding life of Steve Jobs was exquisitely presented, covering the events and wisdom behind the life of a genius starting from the memories of his childhood, the dilemmas of his adulthood and the stunning creation of a distinctive brand. You can see the reason why Apple is a brand unceasingly bragging about matchless creativity.
2. THE LEAN STARTUP: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically – Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
This book mastered the art of thinking outside the box. It doesn’t only expose the ways to create a successful business; it also dives into a deeper perspective like the nontraditional ways in handling businesses.
The author proposes a road less traveled by implying new ways of attaining success in the business and other avenues of life.
With the help of the author’s vast knowledge in visual presentation, case-studies and as an experienced Silicon Valley entrepreneur, he positively advocates the Japanese concept of lean manufacturing that appeases subjects such as value-creating and wasteful practices which, if you carefully learn, can help you take a great leap in the business horizon.
3. THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Isn’t it positively reassuring? Think and Grow Rich is an all-time book that should be read over and over by all entrepreneurs. Its superb positive outlook about hardships and simple lifehacks is itself a benchmark that will undividedly inform you about your current stand on the trade.
The Andrew Carnegie-inspired author was an adviser to two American presidents. In this book, he sought the attention of the reader in promoting personal development to reach success. Over seventy years after the book was published, it remains as one of the best-selling and widely read books in attaining both wealth and wisdom in the world of business.
4. OUTLIERS: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
This is another non-fiction book of Malcolm Gladwell written after his first book The Tipping Point. This jovial author analyzed and arranged an idea of listing a number of successful individuals throughout history. From classical musicians to well-established law firms, he jauntily made an outstanding deal of thorough research and presentation of ideas that reflect simple comprehension which also offers common-sense explanations to numerous complex snags and quandaries that successful individuals face every day.
The entire content of the book is so engaged with the author’s own success. This book is a masterpiece of how small-time talented individuals, if given a chance and a slide of opportunity, can somehow conquer and defy their limits.
5. GOOD TO GREAT: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t by James C. Collins
A book that gears you to take the phase of transition from crawling to flying on the business stratosphere. Collins’ descriptive view of how some great companies go for another mile simply illustrates that being average won’t help you reach the success you want to achieve. In his five-year project, he suggests that the only way to aim for the goal is to step-up to a higher level and reach the difficult yet stable factors of competence. If you want to attain a status in entrepreneurial world, you have to avoid quick-fixes and take a good accounting the ‘seven characteristics of companies that went from good to great.’