As an entrepreneur, you know the importance of arming yourself with as much information as possible to help you on your journey to success. Whether is attending conferences, networking events, finding a mentor or reading a book, keeping yourself armed with all that you need to know about your industry and growing a business is crucial.
Below, we've select 4 books that every budding entrepreneur needs to read. Load up your Kindle or head to the nearest bookstore and read away!
1. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
Considered a titan in his own regard, Tim Ferris is one of the most recognizable names in the entrepreneur world. You may know him from his first book The 4-Hour Workweek or his wildly successful podcast, but we think his book Tools of the Titans is a great read for those looking to grow their business. In this book, Ferris pulls themes and tips from the hundreds of interviews he's conducted on his podcast with some of the most successful entrepreneurs. Take away key lessons, growth strategies, and all around great advice from this 2016 release.
2. 100 Things Successful People Do by Nigel Cumberland
This neat little book will prove to be an entrepreneurs best friend, with its 100 tips (no more than 2 pages each) ranging from inspirational quotes, wisdom, and bite-sized reflections. It's a great book to flip through while sitting at your desk or at a coffee shop when you need an added dose of inspiration, but may not have the time to read through an entire book.
3. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Grit is an imperative characteristic for any person looking to build a successful business. Psychologist Angela Duckworth dives into the importance of grit, what she refers to as the "special blend of passion and persistence." This New York Times bestseller gives the blueprint for finding your own grit, even if you have struggled with perseverance or passion in the past. Pick up a copy and find your grit today!
4. The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer
The art of the ask can be a tricky dance - whether it's a friend, a boss or an investor, asking for something can often be the most difficult part of an entrepreneur's day. If you're afraid to ask for help, as many people are, Palmer's book will help you face that fear and discover just how powerful others can be in helping you find success. Even Tim Ferris has learned from Palmer's book: “I tend to isolate myself, often at the worst times possible. Amanda helped me to learn to ask friends and family for help. It was a game changer.”