Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs (Especially Start Ups!)

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(Photo by Daria Nepriakhina)

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once” - Drew Houston

According to CBI Insights, 9 out of 10 new startups fail. That’s a scary statistic for a new entrepreneur.

There are so many contributing factors leading to the success of your business, whether that be choosing the right team, or even having an idea that people care about. Maybe your first business idea won’t (or didn’t) work out, but the more time you take to read and learn, and the more experience you have, we believe that anyone can succeed in the end.

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation To Create Radically Successful Business - Eric Ries

Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author. His book, The Lean Startup, is a New York Times bestseller, and has created a whole movement among entrepreneurs. “Lean Startup isn’t about being cheap [but it is about] being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.” This book aims to help you make better, faster decisions in your business, and seeks to help companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk. The book is organised into three different sections: Vision, Steer and Accelerate.

Purchase The Lean Startup.

Profit First: A Simple System To Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster To A Money-Making Machine - Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur and author. In this book, Mike details the cash management system that will ensure any business will become permanently profitable. Profit First aims to transform your business into a money-making machine. As all entrepreneurs know, managing money is difficult, and creating a profitable business idea is even more difficult; which is why this book lays everything out simply, and straightforwardly. 

Purchase Profit First.

Subscribed: Why The Subscription Model Will Be Your Company’s future - and what to do about it - Tien Tzuo

Tien Tzuo is a tech entrepreneur and author. Tien Tazuo has helped countless companies achieve steady sales and recurring business, and his book, Subscribed, is a USA Today bestseller. “His core message in Subscribed is simple: Ready or not, excited or terrified, you need to adapt to the Subscription Economy — or risk being left behind.” This book aims to show you how subscriptions can build relationships with customers. It also shares invaluable insight on various businesses, and how they have succeeded by using the subscription model. 

Purchase Subscribed.

Zero To One: Notes on startups, or how to build the future - Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur, political activist, author, and co-founder of PayPal. His book, ‘Zero to One’, is an international bestseller. “Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.” Peter stresses the need for originality, and explains that businesses should avoid competition, in order to put all their focus in development of the company, instead of competing. ‘Zero to One’ is short, punchy, and offers a bright look into the possible future of your business.

Purchase Zero To One.


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