Our Recommended Reading List
Reading List for Business Owners
Books Every Entrepreneur should read
We all know that “Leaders must be readers” but honestly, it’s possible to waste a lot of time reading the wrong books that teach you the skills you actually need.
Whether you’re a young and ambitious aspiring entrepreneur, team leader or a successful business veteran, continuously improving and moving forward means remaining teachable. Thankfully, we’re lucky enough to live in an age where we have open access to learn from the mistakes, triumphs, and stories of others.
by Leif Babin
The book is structured in a very basic and clear way, which is great for those who may not read as ofter. The authors convey one main point per chapter by sharing a story from their battlefield experiences, they then highlight the main principle of that story, and give a concrete example of how this principle applies in business settings. This isn’t a self-help book from a “guru”, and it doesn’t provide an ideology or set of steps for how to approach specific problems. Instead, Extreme Ownership is a mindset which applies to everything you do. If you feel you’re stuck in a rut, lacking self-discipline, or perhaps know someone who simply needs to make improvements, this book is an excellent starting point.
by Jim Collins
This book talks about the companies that weren’t founded and built with great DNA. It’s about companies that were good, mediocre, even bad companies and how they achieve enduring greatness. There aren’t many books that examine companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity into long-term superiority. This one does. If you want to know the distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great, read this book.
by Fiona Humberstone
The right brand identity has the power to attract, engage and compel people to do business with you. But for many entrepreneurs, creating an effective brand can be a challenge. Once you understand the principles behind styling a brand, there is no reason why you can’t create something extraordinary for your business.
by Cal Newport
Most people have lost the ability to focus — spending their days instead in a frantic blur of email and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time.
by Simon Sinek
People like Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.
by Seth Godin
All marketers tell stories. And if they do it right, we believe them. And believing it makes it true. Great marketers don’t talk about features or even benefits. Instead, they tell a story — a story we want to believe, whether it’s factual or not. In a world where most people have an infinite number of choices and no time to make them, every organization is a marketer and all marketing is about telling stories.
by Marianne Emma Jeff
Among numerous other topics, this book includes Creating Your One Page Strategic Plan, Eight Building Blocks of Business, How to Live your Ideal Schedule, Business Power Tools to Fire Up Your Results, Fear Busting & Confidence-Boosting Strategies, and Tips to Stand Out From Your Competition as a Leader and an Expert.
by Chris Demmer
This is a quick-to-the-point how-to guide on affiliate marketing for beginners. This book provides helpful tips and precautions for working with reputable affiliate companies. Learn how to make money online which will change your life!
by Mike Michalowicz
This book offers an easy-to-enact plan to get your company finances in order. Through a process of allocating percentages of income into various buckets, a clearer picture emerges that shows the entrepreneur the way forward. The amount of focus you gain from having this new perspective is of immeasurable value.
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