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  • Writer's pictureKala Adair

Best Books For Entrepreneurs

Books on business can teach us strategies, techniques, and important lessons from those who are proven to be successful. Who wouldn’t want to learn from top leaders? The best authors will give you lessons and ideas from their own experience in the business world. There are TONS of great books on business, but here are nine of our favorites.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Chances are you’ve heard of this one. Stephen Covey will show you how to be a better entrepreneur than the competition through focus and initiative. This book ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles like fairness, integrity, honesty, and dignity.

2. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Looking to get out of the 9-to-5 grind? Or maybe you’re already an entrepreneur but want a successful business without having to work a full 40-hour week? This book give you strategies to achieve a high level of success so you can gain time freedom to do the things you love outside of work.

3. Atomic Habits by James Clear

I cannot say enough good things about this book. Atomic Habits is an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones by getting 1% better every day. Clear will teach you how to make tiny, easy changes that deliver big results, how to get back on track when you get off course, and how to put these new practices in place in real life.

4. The One Thing by Gary Keller

Keller will teach you how to use the simple, powerful concept of the one thing to focus on what matters most in your personal and work life. By focusing your energy on one thing at a time, you might find you can live a more rewarding life. Keller teaches you to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down the stress, overcome the overwhelm, stay on track, and master what matters to you by asking this simple question: What’s your one thing?

5. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

What does every super achiever need to know, practice, and master in order to obtain extraordinary success? The Compound Effect will tell you. Hardy will give you strategies on how to win every time, installing a few key disciplines, capturing momentum, and more. The main premise of this book is that slow and steady wins the race. Even minute changes, if applied consistently, will produce huge effects over time.

6. Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is one of the best motivational speakers out there. You might have seen his Ted Talk about leaders inspiring action in their employees and colleagues. In this book, Sinek will teach you how to become a great leader, inspire your employees to work harder, and generate loyalty through the power of why.

7. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

If you’re looking for advice on personal and professional development, this is a classic business book that has helped millions before you. It touches on mindset, creating goals, and more through the stories of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires.

8. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

I’m sure you got all kinds of advice when you were starting your business. Friends, family, and colleagues are always eager to give their two cents. They mean well, but their advice might be contradictory and leave you feeling confused. In this book, Gerber addresses the misconceptions and potential bad advice you’ve gotten and turning that into a successful venture.

9. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Ever wonder why some people make dream after dream come true and others just continue dreaming? The Slight Edge shows you a way of thinking that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. By using tools that are already within you, you can create incredible results from simple daily activities.

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