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These are some of the books I’ve read and recommend. Everyone should be reading every day. These books can help with your motivation in becoming an entrepreneur.

 

Zero to One

 By Blake Masters and Peter Thiel

One of the best books about entrepreneurship I’ve read so far. It explains how to build an innovative product along with many great take aways. Check out Stefania’s medium post for a detailed summary.

The Art of Non-Conformity

By Chris Guillebeau

Challenge authority, set your own rules, and live your life the way you want. Sometimes when everyone is doing something, you ask why thing are done this why. They tell you its because its always been like that. We need to find creative ways in doing things differently. This book helps especially if you an entrepreneur that doesn’t like to accept how things are suppose to be done.

 

Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

This is a classic finance book thats almost a must read for those who want to achieve great things. Napoleon Hill outlines 13 basic principles for success. I highly recommend this book for those who are taking their first steps in entrepreneurship.

 

The Power of Habit

By Charles Duhigg

If you need to change yourself, the first thing you do is change your bad habits and build new ones. The power of habit helps you understand how new habits are formed and how we can apply them to our lives. Now what if we can apply someone’s habit towards using your product?

 

How to Win Friends & Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

We all need to network at some points of our lives. Heck, forget networking, you need your friends to like you. This book in short, explains how you should talk to people. If you struggle to keep a conversation going, check this book out.

 

Books I read and DON’T recommend:

These books aren’t terrible. I personally didn’t like them and thought there could have been a better use of my time spent on reading another book.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

By Robert Kiyosaki

Rich dad poor dad was one of the first business book I’ve read. Although the book was repetitive, it did give me some motivation at the beginning. When I did my research and found that it was a network marketing book, my feelings towards this book changed. Although the author’s intention shouldn’t affect a book’s content, I didn’t like how network marketing was structured. But thats just my opinion for not liking network marketing. But John Oliver would agree too.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

By Timothy Ferriss

The thought of working 4 hours a week is enticing. But in reality, it is not possible. Maybe for Tim Ferris but not for those who want to work hard and get something in return. However, the concept applies to some areas of business, such as, you can’t do everything by yourself. So out source your work and free up your time. I just didn’t like how starting entrepreneurs interprets this book as “I don’t have to work that hard. I just need to out source my work and relax at a beach”.

My to Read List

-The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
-Self-Employed: 50 Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur
-The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company
-Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
-Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

What are some of the books you read that you recommend or would not recommend?

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