Top 20 Books All Entrepreneurs Should Read

As an entrepreneur, you are well-aware of the need to constantly learn. However, finding the right resources can be difficult.

If you do not know where to start, you can begin with the top 20 books all entrepreneurs should read.

The Power of Broke by Daymond John 

In this book, Daymond John discusses how you can use being broke or on a tight budget as a motivation to achieve success.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Everyone knows Steve Jobs and how successful Apple is. Knowing his story through this biography may inspire you to create products people want and test boundaries through innovation.

Beating the Odds by Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown takes you on a journey as he retells the story of how he built Brown Capital Management and maintain it even during hard times, such as the 2008 recession and 9/11. This autobiography shows how he overcame hardships.

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The book David and Goliath is about overcoming challenges. It also examines the way people think about disadvantages in life.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Get advice on how to create and run a startup from one of the co-founders of one of the most respected venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. You can also learn practical tips on how to navigate challenges when running a business.

 Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Learn smarter and faster approaches to handling different aspects of business by reading Rework. It gives you a fresh perspective on what entrepreneurs commonly think of as obstacles, such as time management, staff hiring, and decision-making.

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Eric Ries offers entrepreneurs a new way of testing their vision and how they can adjust or adapt easily. It shows a scientific approach on how to create a successful startup.

The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

As the title suggests, this book is a how-to guide on running a startup.

 Crush It! By Gary Vaynerchuk

Find out how you can use the internet to your advantage. Learn how you can turn a web presence into a personal brand.

Buy Then Build: How Acquisition Entrepreneurs Outsmart the Startup Game by Walker Deibel

Learn more about acquisition entrepreneurship as an alternative route to achieve entrepreneurial success.

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani

This novel tackles how you can use failure for self-discovery. It also aims to reduce the reluctance of girls to create a startup or join the tech field.

Why Customers Leave (and How to Win Them Back) by David Avrin

As you run your business, you may have seen some customers leave. This book outlines reasons why customers leave and provides insight on how you can win them back through genuine interactions.

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Discover how major companies stood out among the competition. Jim Collins and his research team combed through Fortune 500 companies to help entrepreneurs looking for ways to surpass their competitors.

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This book contains timeless lessons that will benefit entrepreneurs in various industries. It is great for leaders who want to improve themselves and lead by example.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This bestseller book has been around for decades and has sold millions of copies. It contains actionable advice that will help improve your people skills.

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Seth Godin discusses ways to build a business in the modern world. It reminds you that being remarkable in everything we do will help us stand out and achieve success.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

This is a classic in personal finance. It tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki. At the same time, it explores how one can use money to work for them.

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

Understanding how to sell your products or services is important. In this book, you can learn a simple strategy to move others through effective salesmanship.

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

This book tackles how you can put ideas into action. It can also serve as a guide in starting a business.

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why explores the way business leaders with great influence think, act, and communicate. You can learn from their real-life experiences.