Coming from a big family of bookworms and entrepreneurs I believe that reading is absolutely essential to success. What better way to learn and to grow? When you go to University you read, when you research how to do things online you need to do a lot of reading and if you want to write an article you need to research which involves reading.
Personally I think that people that read a lot are more likely to become successful entrepreneurs than people that don’t read. If you have your own business or you are wanting to start off with your own business then I highly recommend that you read these top books that every entrepreneur should read.
Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich, which was first published in 1937 and has over 100 million copies sold, is the most well known and popular self help book for entrepreneurs of all time. Napoleon Hill teaches thirteen steps to riches which he claimed led him to wealth.
Hill said that he learned these thirteen steps from Andrew Carnegie, the richest man in the world at the time. Hill worked with Carnegie for over two decades and claimed that Carnegie shared his success secrets with him, which he later published as the thirteen steps in the book Think and Grow Rich.
This book is the ultimate when it comes to the law of attraction and will remind you to keep your goals in mind so that you can achieve them.
2. How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How To Win Friends and Influence People has sold over 15 million copies since it was published in 1936. The basis of this book is that to make a success of yourself you need to network and make friends with people in your industry – basically you need to make friends and get people to like you.
Here are the 10 best lessons from this book:
- Do Not Condemn, Criticize or Complain
- Be Generous With Praise
- Remember Their Name
- Be Genuinely Interested In Other People
- Know The Value Of Charm
- Be Quick To Acknowledge Your Own Mistakes
- Don’t Attempt To “Win” An Argument
- Begin On Common Ground
- Have Others Believe Your Conclusion Is Your Own
3. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Yes some people come from wealthy families and are exposed to the entrepreneurial mindset from a young age and some people manage to get a business loan to start up their own business. However most people are not that lucky to come from wealth or even have the option of taking out a business loan to get their enterprise off the ground.
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau gives some brilliant examples of entrepreneur that have made a success of their businesses for very little investment. Most faced significant difficulties yet found opportunity nonetheless, mostly through turning their passions or a hobby into a profitable business.