BOOKS TO READ
Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
Daniel Kahneman goes over the two systems found in our mind, that can make or break our ability to move forward and succeed in life, in his book Thinking, Fast and Slow. He talks about the fast and emotional system and the slow, more logical system that makes up our whole mind. He breaks down the various effects of each system on our success, mentality, confidence, and teachability index. Young entrepreneurs were raised in a fast environment, this book is a must-read for everyone who wants to get to the top of the tower without actually killing the dragon.
The 4-Hour Workweek - by Timothy Ferriss
Who hasn’t heard of Timothy Ferriss? His name has been everywhere since he launched in his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. Nowadays, everyone is looking for that easy fix, and becoming an entrepreneur is all about enjoying the wonders of life without having to work 40 hours a week. Timothy knows that and therefore puts you in the right mindset to start building a business that will allow you to work not 20, not 10, but 4 hours a week and still build a fortune.
Founders at Work - by Jessica Livingston
We all hear the success stories after they happened: how millionaire XYZ started their business with only $1,000 in their bank accounts. But how did they grow their business from that starting point? How did they become millionaires? What was their journey? How did they feel while they were battling through the obstacles? Jessica Livingston goes over all those questions in her book Founders at Work by interviewing some of the biggest entrepreneurs in the world and asking all the right questions. How did Steve Wozniak from Apple grow his business? Where did Sabeer Bhatia get the strength to move past obstacles? All these questions will be answered only if you read the book!
The Lean Startup - by Eric Ries
The games have changed; building a business is no longer about updating the business plan every other week according to Eric Ries. In his book, he goes over the various techniques an entrepreneur can use in order to create a business that will go against the odds and succeed. He takes on a more scientific and intuitive approach as to how to be a successful entrepreneur with a lasting business under your arm.
The Entrepreneur Mind - by Kevin D. Johnson
Everything starts in the mind. If you have negative thoughts all day, it’s pretty certain that your day will not end on a good note. Kevin D. Johnson knows that and wants to help entrepreneurs around the world to change their mindset in order to be successful. In his book, The Entrepreneur Mind, Kevin D. Johnson talks about the different ways to change your way of thinking in order to start a business, make it grow, and make it last. By the end of the book, he makes sure you know when to keep going and when it’s time to let go and start again. Being an entrepreneur means being able to get back up, and this book will teach you how to get back up without too many scars.
Rich Woman - by Kim Kiyosaki
All women unite! Again, young entrepreneurs don’t have the financial education that most older entrepreneurs tend to have, which is why reading books on financials education is key to succeeding! Kim Kiyosaki takes on the challenge to inform women everywhere about the power of money and how they can get a piece of that too. She empowers women to learn about their finances to make sure that they don’t depend on men for the rest of their lives. She teaches women from all ages on how to create a budget, invest in real estate, stocks or businesses, and how to use the financial knowledge you have – the one they don’t teach you in school – to become wealthy and independent.
10 days MBA - by Steven Silbiger
The 10-Day MBA is an essential business reference, summarising a top business school education in one easy-to-read volume. Steven Silbiger devotes a concise chapter to each discipline you will encounter on an MBA course - Marketing, Ethics, Accounting, Organisational Behaviour, Quantitative Analysis, Finance, Operations, Economics, and Strategy. On Day 10 the author gives a series of MBA mini courses on research, public speaking, negotiating, international business, and more. This third edition of Steven Silbiger's bestselling book has the latest facts, figures and trends, as well as information on ethics in business post-Enron and personal finance
Rich Dad, Poor Dad-by Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter
Another great read for every young entrepreneur. When you are younger in age, financial education might not be as high as the older competition, which puts you in a place of vulnerability. Robert Kiyosaki’s book breaks down everything you need to know about financial education without giving you a headache. The book will shine a light on the 9-5 job and the rat race that keeps you in that job you hate in order to pay the debts. He teaches you how to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true by giving you the cold, hard truth about wealth – it’s not found by going to school, getting good grades, graduating with a diploma, and working for a secure company.
The $100 Startup - by Chris Gillebeau
This is a very interesting book for anyone who feels unmotivated because they lack funds. You might be just out of college, or still in school and feeling unmotivated because of your lack of funds, but Chris turns the tables around and gives you the upper hand. In his book, he talks about 50 of the most amazing success stories of entrepreneurs who are making more than $50,000 and who started with only a few bucks in their bank accounts. This is the perfect book to motivate you to move forward without focusing on the money or the HOW. Get the idea, have the passion, and the rest will follow.
Hooked - by Nir Eyal
Hooked shows you how some of the world’s most successful products, like smartphones, make us form habits around them and why that’s crucial to their success, before teaching you the 4-step framework that lies behind them. The 17-year-old hobby entrepreneur, who are building apps, side projects, and other things to sell in his spare time, the 39-year-old Mum, who wonders when she started enjoying Facebook so much, and anyone who owns a smartphone. Hooked… how to build habit-forming products… by Nir Eyal, an entrepreneur on a mission to discover what makes certain startups an integral part of pop culture.