Being a businessman is no easy feat. Businessmen need to have knowledge of various fields and need to be able to apply it. Today, we’re talking about the 10 best books for entrepreneurs that deserve a place on every businessman’s bookshelf because they’re enlightening. So let us look at the recommended books for business people.
10 Best Books For Entrepreneurs | Books for Business People:
- The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
- Creative Confidence by Tom and Daniel Kelley
- The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
- Purple Cow by Seth Godin
- How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett
- Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman and others
- The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
This starts with follows a young businessman who knows he is failing but has no idea why. From here, Patrick talks about the five temptations that entrepreneurs often succumb to, charting their own decline. This is an engaging read, and also a cautionary one. Businessmen should know exactly what they shouldn’t do before knowing what the should.
Creative Confidence by Tom and Daniel Kelley
Innovation is central to entrepreneurs, and they need to always be on their toes searching for new and creative ideas to sell. This book talks about ‘unleashing your creative potential’ and how that isn’t confined to just artists, designers and writers.
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
In this eye opening book, Housel delves into the causes behind money decisions. Most often, entrepreneurs take intuitive and instinctive money decisions, maybe based on financial knowledge taught in school. But these are coloured by their life story, experiences, personality, ego, marketing and persuasion and worldview. This is where psychology comes in – it explains exactly what guides these decisions and how to be aware of that.
Purple Cow by Seth Godin
In a consumer centric market of ours and with globalization exposing consumers to millions of similar products, accessibility is easy but noticeability isn’t. Hence it becomes super important to distinguish your product in a way that catches your customer’s eye. This book explains how you can make your product a purple cow in a world of black and white cows.
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book offers timeless advice on advice on maintaining and boosting professional relationships. It focuses on the aspect of persuasion, and making people believe you and do what you want them to do. This is important with respect to customers as well as teams.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book outlines seven tips to become a success and be productive in both professional and personal spheres of life. This is important because entrepreneurs need to strike a balance between professional and personal, and excel in both because so much is riding on them.
The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet is one of the most well known investors of all time, and his advice is precious for all entrepreneurs. Here, he has written a bunch of essays tackling topics such as the ABCs of business and aligning incentives with those of investors.
Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman and others
This book emphasizes the role of emotional intelligence in entrepreneurship. Deviating from the usually emphasized qualities of vision and strategy, this book speaks of relationship management, team building and intuitive emotional understanding.
The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
This book talks about the biases and fallacies the mind is prone to while decision making and how they can impact our personal and professional life. Dobelli also provides strategies to avoid making these mistakes. This book is essential because entrepreneurs take huge decisions with monumental potential impacts on the company, its workers and himself on a regular basis.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
In this book, Collins has presented his 28 case studies on several companies, tracking their similarities and differences in strategies and comparing their growth and decline. In the process, he has identified the key characteristics of successful, lasting businesses.
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