There is no single business “how-to” book that contains all the information necessary to launch a successful business. However, there is a collection of quality books that can help you glean inspiration before you go down the entrepreneurial path.
Reading will change your world and expose you to new information, points of view, and ideas to help you see the world through a different lens and launch your business.
Today, I am sharing 5 books to read before you start your own business:
1. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS BY RIEVA LESONSKY
The tagline says it all. It is “the only start-up book you’ll ever need”. Now in its 4th edition, “Start your own business” has sold more than 200,000 copies and become widely regarded as the quintessential business start-up book for people starting their own businesses.
2. THE ART OF THE START BY GUY KAWASAKI
What does it take to turn ideas into action? What are the elements of a perfect pitch? How do you win the war for talent? How do you establish a brand without bucks? These are some of the issues everyone faces when starting or revitalizing any undertaking, and Guy Kawasaki, former marketing maven of Apple Computer, provides the answers.
3. THE $100 STARTUP BY CHRIS GUILLEBEAU
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. This books will definitely inspire you to get moving with your dreams.
4. THE LEAN STARTUP BY ERIC RIES
The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.
The book is filled with technical information, but also interesting stories that back up the author’s assertions. I highly recommend it.
5. REWORK BY JASON FRIED AND DAVID HANSSON
Rework is a collection of essays drawn from the authors’ design and usability blog, Signal vs. Noise by 37signals.com.
It shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don’t need to be a workaholic. You don’t need to staff up. You don’t need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don’t even need an office. Those are all just excuses.
What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way.
What books would you recommend?
Republished from According To Hind