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30 books for entrepreneurs: reader recommended

You, the reader, suggested these 30 books for entrepreneurs, but they are excellent additions to any bookshelf, no matter your position in a company.

books for entrepreneurs

Most entrepreneurs are constantly grooming their skillsets and looking to improve upon what they lack, and it is ingrained in most professionals to continue learning in the pursuit of improvement.

We asked our readers what books they recommend for entrepreneurs, and in no particular order, they are listed below. Most of these books are also good reads for any professional, even if not an entrepreneur. Improve your persuasion skills, your stress levels, your marketing skills, your branding style, and of course, your bravery.

30 books for entrepreneurs:

  1. Drive by Daniel Pink
  2. The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
  3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  5. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  6. Rework by Jason Fried
  7. The Wizards of Ads Trilogy
  8. The 5 Degree Principle by Shannon Cassidy
  9. Getting Things done by David Allen
  10. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  11. Poke the Box by Seth Godin
  12. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
  13. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  14. Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  15. Made to Stick by Heath and Heath
  16. Some Assembly Required by Thom Singer
  17. Good to Great by Jim Collins
  18. Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds
  19. How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out, and Live Prosperously by Jerrold Mundis
  20. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  21. Zag by Marty Neumeier
  22. The Brand Gap by Marty Neumeier
  23. Business Model Generation by Osterwalder & Pigneur
  24. Managing Right the First Time by David C. Baker
  25. School For Startups by Beach, Hanks, & Beasley
  26. The Lemonade Stand by Bagdasarian & Gustavsson
  27. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  28. The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  29. Self Reliance: the Wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Richard Whelan
  30. Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

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