It’s imperative for every budding entrepreneur to study the successes and failures of those before them, especially those who have successfully toed the same path they’ve set on. Thankfully, most of these experiences have been written as books, which contain hidden wisdom from great minds. This explains why books are important to read. But then, sorting which books to read could be a daunting task. Not to worry, I have selected 14 books written by seasoned entrepreneurs, which we believe every budding entrepreneur should read before the year runs out. Let’s dig into them.

Tools of Titans - Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss gave an expository to the tactics, habits and everyday routine of billionaires, as well as world-class entrepreneurs. He explained how these people made names for themselves in the business world. For entrepreneurs who want to make a difference this year, here’s a perfect match for you. Tools of Titans will go a long way to boost your mental faculty.

Unshakeable – Tony Robbins

Unshakeable is precise and straight to the point. Tony Robbins focuses on: what an unshakable mindset is, the reasons you shouldn’t be afraid of the market out there, the principles of investing major assets, classes you can combine to help you reach the peak and the psychology of wealth & the art of fulfilment. Dive into the world of Unshakeable!

Idea to Execution - Ari Meisel & Nick Sonnenberg

Idea to Execution is an informative book which chronicles the authors’ first year in business together. It makes an essential read for any entrepreneur as it summarises monthly, the achievements and progress of Ari and Sonnenberg’s business. In the book, Ari and Nick gave insight into the technology they implemented, how much revenue they earned and all that went on in the business. The book debunks the popular belief that every new venture requires months of rigorous planning and a large chunk of capital investment to start. Indeed, the tactics revealed would help any serious entrepreneur in building a scalable business in today’s world.

Disrupted – Dan Lyons

Disrupted is a tale of Dan’s work experiences in Hubspot, a rapidly growing start-up. Disrupted, though coated with entertaining contain, revealed some bad practices in Hubspot’s culture. For instance, creating the notion that people who quit were actually fired amongst others. Based on the writer’s experience, you can learn how not to work with young people in an organisation, especially if you are above 50.

All In – Bill Green

All In gives an exposition on the qualities which enabled Bill to succeed in business. Some qualities such as organisation skills, persistence, and focus were discussed. Bill went further to speak on how outstanding customer services can differentiate businesses from competitors, how he went from selling at a flea market table to building one of the targets distribution companies in the world. Bill also shared the 101 unique insights he got from a business of over 40 years and how he leveraged them.

The Power of Broke – Daymond John

Find out how an empty pocket, a tight budget and hunger for success could be used as your strongest advantage to succeed in The Power of Broke. The book portrays education in two different ways; one you get from school and the one you get from doing something. Daymond tells us of his rags to riches story; how he grew up poor and started various businesses before hitting it big. This book will motivate and inspire you into realising the power you can exercise from having nothing.

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor – Gary Keller

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor is a great guide to becoming a successful business person, especially for real estate agents. It ranges from how your mind can be developed, to information on how to scale and maintain real estate sales business. So whether you are just getting started or already deep in business, this is a one-stop for you. Three major concepts were explained in the book and these concepts drive a productive economy. Keller concludes with twenty-one inspiring and enlightening profiles of real-life millionaire real estate investors whose wisdom infiltrates the book.

Small Business Big Money – Akin Alabi

Small Business Big Money brings to reality practical principles on how you can turn what may seem small business ideas into big-time money-making ventures. Akin Alabi shares business and marketing principles used in starting a business from scratch to finish from his over a decade experience in the business. Small Business Big Money exposes you to types of businesses you could do, building a business around what people want rather than need, among others. Most importantly, certain factors you must consider before quitting a job to start a business were also considered. The book has an in-depth insight into advertising techniques and methods your business can strive on.

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