Whether you are running your own business or are about to start one, the 50 books for entrepreneurs reviewed in this article will help you reach your goals and prevent you from making the mistakes that are commonly made in the process of managing a startup or building an enterprise. In the list, you will find different books from Amazon and TemplateMonster collection. Some of them are for newbies while other ones are for experienced entrepreneurs. Yet, all of them offer efficient tools, techniques, and strategies that help you succeed.
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Journalist and reporter John Carreyrou has written Bad Blood, which was released in May ‘18. When reading this book, you will find detailed information about the shocking rise and fall of a multibillion-dollar biotech startup called Theranos. Despite the pressure from founder and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes and intimidation from her lawyers, the author investigated the whole story and revealed the truth before the public. Theranos was valued at more than 9 billion dollars by investors, yet the technology did not work which caused to the biggest failure.
If you are a fan of Simon Sinek and his works called ‘Leaders Eat Last’ and ‘Together Is Better’, you will not be able to pass by this inspiring and bestselling book. The bottom line of his book is to start any idea, startup, movement or business with “why” to let the future followers understand the purpose and buy into what they are offered. ‘Start with Why’ shows the difference between the leaders who have influence in the world acting and thinking all the same way and those doing unlike and failing.
‘Radical Candor’ has now become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Join the other readers and find how to be both a better boss and a better colleague. The book comes with truths, meaningful and practical advice along with engaging stories from the author about his experience at such companies as Apple, Google, and other startups. Selecting this book for reading you will also face three principles of a good leader which are: 1) create a culture of feedback; 2) build a united team; 3) achieve results you are all proud of. ‘Radical Candor’ will become a healing source for those exhausted by management and useful for those being a boss or managing bosses.
Don’t you believe yet that it is possible to make a six-number revenue running a one-person business? Then, this book will dispel all your doubts. Elaine Pofeldt, independent journalist and mom of four, provides advice from hundreds of business owners and explains how to launch, grow and renew business to generate one million dollars in revenue. Pofeldt offers creative tools and techniques that will help freelancers to extend their capabilities and provides lessons to anyone who wants more financial freedom. Try this book if you want to earn a living while having the lifestyle you want.
This 150,000-copy bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business and shows how assumptions can hinder it from becoming successful. You will go through each step of business from the entrepreneurial period of formation, through an awkward age, to the advanced enterprising perspective. You will also learn how to use the lessons of franchising to any business even if it is not a franchise. With this book, you will easily grow your business in a foreseeable and efficient way.
It is not a secret that most startups fail, yet few people know that many of the failures can be prevented. Curious to know how it can be achieved? Read ‘The Lean Startup’ by Eric Ries, and you will find out a lot about different ways the companies may be built, and the products may be launched. The Lean Startup is a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in the era when companies should implement innovative ideas more than ever. This book will be helpful for any organizations from one person in a garage to a group of experienced professionals in a Fortune 500 meeting room.
More women around the world become entrepreneurs and overcome the difficulties of launching creative businesses. In the new book of Grace Bonney called In the Company of Women, you will find interviews and portraits of 100 of these extraordinary leaders beyond the different races, ages, origin, and industries. There are young media titans, fashion houses owners, innkeepers, tattoo artists and many more among them. Their answers in the book are always real, honest, inspiring yet sometimes surprising. Get this practical and encouraging book and find the insights into what success, overcoming obstacles, staying true to yourself really mean.
This book is not fiction about the advantages of starting a business. Here you will find the truth about how hard it is to run a business successfully. Ben Horowitz, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, shares insights into common leadership struggles as well as the knowledge he obtained from developing, managing, buying, selling, investing in and overseeing various technology companies. You will not get bored while reading because the book is full of Ben’s trademark humor and frank conversation. The Hard Thing About Hard Things will be useful not only for newbies in business but also for veteran entrepreneurs.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the most influential companies all over the world. There were lots of attempts to write about The Four, yet no one did that so insightfully as Scott Galloway. This book is quite provocative and does not hide any controversial issues. Galloway is not afraid to question the actions of some of the tech deities and supports his views with strong analysis, a heap of data, and some convincing data visualizations.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box has become so popular over the years that it is now available in more than twenty languages. Self-deception is considered to be a real disease and the reason for all the failures happening in today’s organizations. This book will help leaders to detect their self-deceptions and learn how to avoid disruptive patterns which leads to enhanced teamwork, responsibility, confidential relation, improved communication, motivation, and leadership. If you find yourself to be self-betrayal and stay ‘in the box,’ go ahead with the book. Yet, remember that you will succeed only if you are ready to do your best to get out of the box and create openness, trust, and teamwork within your company.
‘Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional’ has been written by Eric Worre who is now the most watched and most trusted ideological leader for Network Marketing training and support. This book will be a great deal for you if you want to become a network marketing professional because it will teach you how to find perspectives, grow your team by advertising events, help new distributors to start appropriately, etc. Being quite straightforward, the book is short and right to the point so that you will enjoy reading it and implementing the tips in reality. Well, enough for reviewing - go and buy this book!
It is not enough to be an entrepreneur to run a successful business. You should also be a real leader to not fail in entrepreneurship. Mr. Ramsey covers elementary concepts such as problem statement, time control, cash management, and more demanding tasks such as dealing with orders and vendors, compensatory plans, employing and dismissing along with a delegation of authority. Reading this playbook, you will comprehend how it is quite important to take the entrepreneurial passion and direct it to the business via servant style of leadership. This is the primary key to creating a successful company.
Being quite expensive MBA may not be so useful as many people consider it to be. Yet, there is a book called ‘The Personal MBA’ by Josh Kaufman which will not make you spend all your wealth but will become your ‘pocket’ reference guide to business. Mr. Kaufman shares fundamentals of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, business negotiation, trade, productivity, systems design, and other in one universal book. Try The Personal MBA, save hundreds of thousands of dollars and make yourself successful without having to go business schools.
Being a CEO of the biggest and most popular online store in the USA Tony Hsieh makes more than $1 billion in total merchandise sales annually. Having initially focused on selling shoes, Zappos.com now offers clothes, watches, accessories, bags, goods for traveling and luggage, etc. It is not the average company yet the company with a strong corporate culture and the confidential relation between the leader and his employees. Aiming to bring WOW service Zappos has become the most favorite among Americans: free next day delivery, warm, helpful and professional assistance, empathized staff, sales and promotions - it’s all about Zappos. If you want to build a successful company with strong teamwork and corporate culture, inspire and motivate your staff to achieve the best results you will be proud of together, yet have no idea where to start, this book will disclose a lot of secrets for you.
Start Your Own Business can have a significant impact on your life. The staff at Entrepreneur Media meets people all the time who tell that this book or Entrepreneur magazine has changed their lives for better and they do not regret the journey to a business world. This book is a roadmap which helps you plan a course for your own journey to business ownership. Because business ideas, tendencies and strategies change, the authors ten to keep the book up-to-date. That is why ‘Start Your Own Business’ has been revised, every chapter has been updated, and new ones have been added. Do not miss your chance, go and buy this book if you want to start the exciting journey to your own business.
If you are a musician and have an entrepreneurial spirit, the creative movement may then turn to a million-dollar business. Like it happened to Scott Bradlee, a creator of Postmodern Jukebox collecting over 3 million subscribers on YouTube, selling out large concert halls all over the world, and developing previously unidentified talent into a superstar artist. Mr. Bradlee speaks honestly about his unsuccessful tries, awkward failures, and unexpected breakouts, and how he went from being a lost musician to being an influential musical person heading Radio City Music Hall. This is a frank story about how you can make the thing you passionately love become your life’s work.
Moz, Rand Fishkin’s company and maker of marketing software, is now a $45 million/year business. To achieve this result, Mr. Fishkin has spent about 15-year developing mother-and-son family business stuck in debt. The author does not hide any ins and outs of startup and tells about everything he has come through before becoming a millionaire entrepreneur. Thanks to this frank story, anyone reading the book will be able to find the ways how to solve the issues and will not feel alone for having them. ‘Lost and Founder’ by Rand Fishkin is like an ‘elder brother’ for newbies in business and startups.
This fundamentally new book by Michael Ventura is all about empathy at the center of business. The empathy begins from understanding yourself. When you are good at it, you can easily understand your customers and colleagues; you can see the world through someone else’s eyes. This is a direct way to strong leadership. Whether you are an experienced entrepreneur or just a beginner, ‘Applied Empathy’ will be helpful for both. It is a revolutionary guide laying the groundwork to create a diverse, ingenious and managed team that can accept the challenges of today’s continually developing marketplace. The bottom line of the book is that you should do your best to understand people you work with and for before connecting to them.
Scott Belsky, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, and product advisor to many of today's top startups, propagate the idea that anyone who launches a business should pay more attention to the middle part of the project rather than to its start or finish. The middle stretch is something where success is determined. Here in this book, Belsky bases on his experience creating Behance, selling it and leading product groups at Adobe, working as an investor and consultant in Airbnb, Pinterest, Uber, and Sweetgreen. In his ‘Messy Middle’, you will also be able to find inspiring examples from some of the most interesting people and teams, from businessmen to writers, from modest startups to multi-billion enterprises transforming their industries.
‘The Magic of Tiny Business’ has been written by mompreneur who has founded Eco-Bags Products. This book will encourage mom-at-home and other women to develop their own tiny business built on maintaining the focus on what is essential in an intentional life. The secrets Sharon shares in the book will help you test your concept, control your money and set priorities, and other staying in agreement with ‘tiny’ spirit.
In today’s life, the only thing you can rely on in business is a fast change. To win the competition, make sure that your company is flexible and can respond to changes immediately and efficiently. In this book, you will find the idea of how to transform the enterprise via the concept of adaptive space and implement creativity, innovation, and distinctive ideas to stay in flow throughout the company. Based on the experience of such large enterprises like GM, Amazon, Apple, Disney, and Gore Michael Arena recommends inspiring the staff to explore novel ideas, endowing the most creative employees and the whole team to share their concepts with the others. If you still doubt that hesitation and lack of agility may not influence the result of your business, rush to buy this book to understand what the way you should go to make things better.
If you feel stuck in the dead end of your current job, if you feel exhausted and stressed understanding that you live not the life you’ve ever dreamt about, ‘Freelance to Freedom’ will become a breath of fresh air for you. The story in the book is based on the life experience of Vincent Pugliese and his wife who have been stuck in debt with a baby on the way while making $15 per hour. They’ve started the side photography business from despair and grown it to pay off all their debt and leave their jobs for a life of freedom in about four years. No one doubts that it is difficult to leave everything and start a new life from scratch, yet this real-life story proves that people can do anything if they desperately want to change their lives for better.
This is the book changing life and breaking down the walls to become who you’ve been called to be. Once reading at least the first chapter, you will never be the same and will find the whole world opened up for you. Being attorney, speaker, and business coach, Natasha Hazlett has helped thousands of people in business overcome their fears and build professional enterprises that help to change the lives. Thanks to specific tools offered in ‘Unstoppable Influence’, you will be able to uncover your true purpose share your gifts with the world. If you feel you have something to share with others and become a great help to someone, start reading this book today.
Want to read a book that is not only informative yet funny and entertaining? You’ve come to the right place. John Chisolm, the president of the global MIT Alumni Association, fill the book with practical principles, spectacular anecdotes, deep understanding, challenging task, and illuminating diagrams to guide those reading ‘Unleash Your Inner Company’ in conceiving, developing, building, testing, and scaling up the perfect business for them. This book will show you how to turn your passion and patient into a cycle of increasingly positive results, advice on what to search for in a co-founder, how to avoid competitive environment, the best time to raise money, and what to learn from Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Pinterest, and other.
Explosive Growth is a business book from A to Z. Within this book, you will find proven tactics, case studies, cheerful narratives, and good ideas that will help you make your startup grow. The book by Cliff Lerner is best suited for founders and entrepreneurs, growth hackers, PRs, CEOs and management, digital and online marketing, product management, business analytics, and everyone desiring achieve rapid growth. If you are one of them, get the book right now, make yourself a cup of tea, make sure that no one will disturb you and start reading.
In this book, the authors try to prove that entrepreneurship is no longer about business. They consider it to be new thinking, which you can have, even if you do not have an enterprise. The book has been written right in the middle of business development so that you will be able to find what leads people to live a purposeful life. While reading ‘The New Entrepreneurz’ you will find yourself involved in an entertaining, small lesson that can be easily applied to your daily life or business if you won one. When reading the book, you will be taken in the adventure that Ronen and Simcha have had while creating their FreshBiz game. You will face a distinctive and fresh approach to life and business.
With this book, you will find a qualitatively new approach to running a business. Mike Michalowicz, the author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, offers a distinctive cash management solution: change the formula Sales - Expenses = Profit to Sales - Profit = Expenses so that the entrepreneurs will be able to transform their enterprises from cash-eating to profitable. The author proves why small yet profitable business can be worth of fight much more than a large enterprise on experiencing hard times on its top line. You will also face the idea that businesses which gain an early and steady profit are more likely to achieve long-term growth. ‘Profit First’ will be helpful for entrepreneurs who want to make money they’ve always dreamt of.
Still reading the reports which claim that the failure of 66% of small business is caused by such external factors as capital, location, credit, inventory management, and competition? Set them aside and check out the book by Darren Hardy. A Success Publisher and the author of ‘The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster’ discovered that in most cases the business fails because of a terrible emotional roller coaster the entrepreneur’s faces and quits the enterprise. With this book, you will be warned of fears, doubts, and self-destruction; inoculated from sceptics and dream-stealers; freed from the pain of rejection and failure; and guided as you develop skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability.
If you want to lead of life of adventure, sense, and purpose, yet do not want to do an office job and get a paycheck monthly, this book is right for you. Chris Guillebeau has never held an office job and found over a thousand people who have found methods to elude from classical employment to create the time and revenue for achieving the things they’ve found significant. Here in this book, you will find real stories about 50 more intriguing individuals. This is not blah-blah content; Chris provides information about the exact amount of money required to get projects up and running, and the actions needed to be taken to gain significant cash flow. He also writes about the mistakes that entrepreneurs make on their way to success, and key insights about keeping business unsinkable. Even if you have no remarkable skills, yet you have a passionate love for what you are doing, get the key principles of how to turn it into a revenue reading the book.
The principles successfully used by Mao Tse-tung, Giap, Yamamoto, Napoleon, the German General Staff, and those planning Desert Storm may become significant if you are running your own business and want to win in the competitive race. Translated by Ralph Sawyer, a remarkable Western researcher of the ancient Chinese war and a successful entrepreneur, the context has remained accurate and accessible to everyone.
A lot of people cannot venture their day job with a regular paycheck being afraid of remaining without money and guarantees. Yet, only a few of them realize that the stability created across the corporations is illusory. Besides, the author of ‘Side Hustle’ does not persuade you to leave your ‘regular’ career, yet Chris Guillebeau offers you the way how to create more options in your life which equal freedom. Reading this book, you will not find general phrases and lessons because there is a detailed step-by-step guide that’s going to take you from idea to income in 27 days. You will learn how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in about a month without leaving your day job.
If you are an entrepreneur or ambitious, self-motivated individual who wants to build something that will change the world, this book is right for you. ‘Born to Build’ gives the tools and techniques which help you understand who you are, what motivate you and what you can build. A prosperous startup, a winning team, new customers, and ventures of any size can be built if inborn talents and motivations are correctly identified.
Rework is not about writing a business plan, investigating the competition, searching for investors, etc. This book will bring you down to earth proving that you need less than you think. All you have to do to run a successful business is stop talking and start working. Alright, you may answer that it is not the way, and everyone can tell this. But, don’t get anxious. Thanks to this book, you will learn how to be more productive, how to reach the explosive growth without hitting the mark, and much more. ‘Rework’ is for everyone who wants to run a business on their own, who does not want to stay any longer at their hated day job, and those who’ve already launched a project yet stuck right in the middle.
By buying this book, you will also get access to psychological secrets of persuasion influencing your remote staff to do what you need them to do. The included step-by-step tactics can be easily implemented with your ‘dream team’ to make its involvement and commitment to doing their work better. If you want to build trust relations with your employees and stimulate them to achieve quality work in a short time, this book will give you tools and techniques that will help you achieve the goal.
Here is one more book guiding to leading your remote team, managing projects and getting work done using such web meeting tools like WebEx, Lync, etc. If your competitors still communicate with their remote employees via email in the era of Internet technologies, be ahead making use of innovative tools developed to make your life easier. ‘Meet Like You Mean It’ will open the secret why people dislike web meetings, will show what the tools can- and can’t-do, and share the best practices and tips for engagement and productivity along with four meeting techniques for teams.
If you are a fan of WordPress and relate to that 20% having a website built on this platform, ‘The Year Without Pants’ may be an exciting reading for you. Scott Berkun, author and popular blogger has worked as a manager at WordPress.com and led a team of young programmers, now shares the secrets of the company phenomenal success from within. The Year Without Pants gives you a better understanding of creativity, productivity, and leadership from the kind of workplace that everyone may take. Mr. Berkun tells about what every corporation can learn from world-changing ideas etc.
Product Hunt, having started as a newsletter, is now a community of tech makers and startupers which is read and trusted by the top investors from different continents. When reading this e-book, you will find advice on what to do to have your product get to the top. Besides, you will understand why marketing on Product Hunt is a good idea, what mistakes you should avoid, why preparation and communication are so crucial, what time is the best to submit your products, and many others. You have one chance to succeed at Product Hunt, and this book will help you use it correctly.
It seems that Facebook has got competitors on behalf of Quora and Medium. These two platforms are considered to be among the most promising ones for content marketing. Let’s set Medium aside and pay more attention to Quora since the book refers to it. Quora was launched in 2009 and is now visited by 190 million individuals each month. With this book, you will get a pack of tools to help you promote your business on the mentioned platform. It is a high time to start doing that especially if you’ve been using Quora for some time yet have never used its advantages for your project.
Launching the website people usually face the agony of choosing the appropriate CMS platforms. This book has been developed to make your life and choice much easier, providing a comparison chart of the most popular options, cases of large companies dealing with website related issues and reviews of the main platforms including a description with their pros and cons. Thanks to this book, you will no longer need to waste days or even weeks to choose the platform that would suit your needs and correspond to your web resource concept. Getting examples of how Mashable, the Weather Company, or the NY Times resolve CMS-related problems, detailed descriptions of CMS platforms and their features, and more useful information, you will be able finally to select the option for your site that works.
In the 21st century, there are still people who don’t believe that it is possible to make money online. ‘Making Money with TemplateMonster’ aims to prove the back side of the business on the web. The book is about individuals whose online businesses and freelance jobs focus on the websites. The author of this book has decided to interview some of TemplateMonster clients and ask them about the experience using TM products. Besides the real-life cases offered in the book, you will also find some effective internet marketing techniques that tend to help you boost your money-making efforts. In addition to the strategies, you will be provided with educational resources that can be used if you want to learn web development and make a career in this field.
This e-book will be useful for those running an online business, especially if their website does not work as they have expected. ‘Social Media Mistakes and How to Avoid Them’ makes an accent on the importance of correct business idea implementing and highlights the most common mistakes often made by entrepreneurs. Thanks to this book, you will be able to understand what you should expect from your business and why, read a roster of all possible errors (and their examples), and get a detailed explanation of how you can harm your business and how you can avoid that. This book is an excellent troubleshooting guide.
Making money online is not that hard as it seems at first sight and this book is going to prove you that. The blog is something that has become popular in the last years. Most niche blogs make profit displaying banners, publishing sponsored reviews, or running giveaways. Bloggers have an excellent opportunity to work from home or any part of the planet and enjoy a life free from the office routine. If they can go this way, you will also be able to. Here in this free e-book, you will find the best practices for running a profitable niche blog and building an online store making use of WooCommerce plugin. When reading this book, you will conclude that earning the first $1,000 is much easier than you think.
Storytelling is quite essential in running business and building trusty relations with the clients. By providing stories you not only present your brand history and show its value to consumers, but you also entertain the audience. While reading the book, you will find the difference between content marketing and storytelling, tips on how to tell the stories, working storytelling formulae, the information about newsletter storytelling and much more. If you want to improve your storytelling skills, this book is right what you need.
If you have recently launched a website or going to do that in the nearest future, you should pay attention to its search engine optimization to let the site be visible to your target audience in search engines. ‘SEO Foundations for Small Business Owners’ contains concise, beginner-friendly description of SEO principles, a set of useful SEO tools and practical tips that will help you optimize your online store or business web resource. Besides the tools and techniques, you will also find the links to some of the most popular online sources covering SEO, among them are experts from Moz, Search Engine Land, and other SEO companies.
This is an ultimate guide for absolute beginners who have just faced Google Analytics and have a ton of questions about it. If you are a newbie, this book is right for you. Here, you are going to find the answers to all your questions, find out more about your potential clients, who they are, where they’ve come from and what they are looking for. With Google Analytics, you will get any information with no hassle. Meanwhile, the book will teach you how to convert the raw data into meaningful ideas.
It is not a secret that Instagram has become one of the most important platforms for promoting your brand. It is not a social network for sharing filtered images from daily life any longer, yet the place where you can offer your service, sell the products and boost up your business. The book gives you several most successful working strategies and the instructions on how to become a pro in Instagram marketing. Included real-life stories about the brands having succeeded promoting their projects across the Instagram should inspire and motivate you to create a business account or keep on developing the one you already have with more responsibility and attention to details.
In addition to the previously-mentioned book, we suggest you reading this one as well to get a complete picture of your further actions taken towards your business account in Instagram. If you feel a creative block when it comes to a new post idea, this book will help you fresh up the account with new ideas which you can make distinctive from your prospect. Go ahead with ‘20 Instagram Post Ideas’ and let your followers feel that they have a deal with a real professional who has an interesting life.
This book will be specifically useful for web designers and web developers while considering the issue about how to make more money online faster for fewer efforts. Are you a web developer with a constant flow of orders and shortest possible time to complete them? Do you want to spend this time on things that you enjoy and earn money for that? Start reading this book, and you will find the ways that will help you reach the goal.
Here in this book, you will find no information about Johannes Gutenberg and his movable printing machine because it is more about a powerful Gutenberg editor named after this person. The published material covers nuts and bolts of this groundbreaking product. Appearing to be a popular WordPress plugin promising a straightforward editing experience, Gutenberg editor allows you to create hassle-free pages and posts by making use of various blocks. The author of the book decided to dig deeper into the editor structure and its performance to provide you with all the pros and cons so that you can get the extensive information, test the editor and make your final decision.
If you’ve ever found yourself getting stuck at 50-100 followers on Twitter, and you have no idea what to do to break the ice, get this free e-book from TemplateMonster collection, which will teach you how to gain your first 1000 Twitter followers.
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