As the end of the year approaches, many people are thinking about what to read next. We recommend these five books for entrepreneurs and business owners that will help you in your business this coming year. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or strategy, these entrepreneurial reads can be a great tool.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is one of the most well-known books among entrepreneurs. This book examines how business owners can improve and innovate their startups through a series of experiments that help them create better products, services, and processes.
Zero To One – Peter Thiel & Blake Masters
Zero To One by Peter Thiel is a great read for entrepreneurs who want to learn about the future and how they can position their business in it. The book talks about what you should do when starting your own company, instead of just following conventions or emulating other companies’ strategies.
The Startup Owners Manual – Steve Blank & Bob Dorf
The Startup Owners Manual by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf is a great read for entrepreneurs who want to better understand how startups work. This book contains the most practical tools, templates, checklists, and worksheets that you can use when creating your own business from scratch.
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
A great read for entrepreneurs who want to better understand the most important factor in their business – WHY. This book helps you focus on what your company stands for and why it exists, instead of just focusing on selling products or services.
Think Twice: Harnessing The Power of Counterintuition – Micheal J. Mauboussin
One of the best books for entrepreneurs who want to read more practical and analytical business advice is Think Twice by Michael J. Mauboussin. In this book, you’ll learn how to think about your ideas in a new way that will help you better analyze them before making decisions or recommendations based on them.
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is an excellent read for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how success works. This book talks about the important factors that contribute to people’s successes and why some of them are much more successful than others.