The path to true financial success lies mainly in entrepreneurship. Millions of people online have turned themselves into entrepreneur coaches despite having zero success in the entrepreneurship business. All it takes is one self-published book and the lies start piling up. It’s all one big fraud.
To go around this issue, we scouted for books from people who not only know their stuff, but have the proof of success to back their claims.
There are numerous books out there and this list of the books every entrepreneur should read in 2018 is not exhaustive. Go through them, order a copy and transform your life in the new year.
Business books every person should read in future
DOTCOM SECRETS BY RUSSELL BRUNSON
There’s money to be made online. But how many people are really making a considerable income online?
Not many, I will tell you. The few who do have mastered the skills of using internet to make their dollars. Luckily for us, this is an art that can be taught. Russell Brunson does exactly that in this book. He is a renowned online success and the secrets shared in this book are considered to be the holy grail of Internet success.
DOTCOM SECRETS specifically analyzes how people drive traffic to their website and how this traffic should convert. If your business is online, grab a copy of this book, apply the techniques in it one by one and stop wishing for success. Grab life by the balls!
ZERO TO ONE BY PETER THIEL
Peter Thiel talks about the power of moving thoughts from oblivion to create businesses that are unique and sustainable. In 0 to 1, you learn about the little dirty secrets that people in entrepreneur world apply to fuel their businesses to huge success levels. The next invention does not have to happen in the technology field. It’s too saturated. Every person who thinks of a business nowadays thinks about setting one in the technology space. Peter Thiel notes that this is a limiting factor for many people and businesses. In the book, he teaches one how to think independently, create unique businesses and succeed, no matter which field they are in. Could be just the thing you were looking for in 2018!
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GETTING THINGS DONE BY DAVID ALLEN
15 years of helping businesses succeed, Allen threw a lot of punch behind this book. The book, re-written from page one to last just recently is quickly becoming the bible of business. It changes the way we view business, the way we interact professionally, the culture of organizations and a bunch of other great business insights.
EFFECTIVE EXECUTIVE BY PETER DRUCKER
Drucker is an amazing entrepreneur, and a business coach. His long exposure to business coaching executives enables him to offer amazing insights. In this book, he talks about the art of getting things done. That’s what an executive is hired to do in a company. He identifies 5 practices of effective executives:
• Time management
• Choosing what to contribute to the organization
• Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect
• Setting the right priorities
• Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making
EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS: SIMPLE STEPS FOR CREATING HAPPINESS + SUCCESS IN BUSINESS + LIFE
Chip Conley has suffered through devastating business setbacks. To help him recover, he started using the Emotional Equation (Joy= Love-Fear). This is an amazing insight for anyone wishing to achieve success both in business and in their personal lives. Instead of focusing on matters and variables beyond one’s control such as death and taxes, one should focus on the important factors such as love, happiness and success. This book is a brilliant read and uses Conley’s own analogies to deliver well-crafted reasoning to enable you get beyond the fear and start achieving success in the coming year.
LIAR’S POKER BY MICHAEL LEWIS
Michael Lewis walks us back into his days at a brokerage firm on Wall Street. He opens us to a world filled with unsurpassed greed, hustle and savages who would do anything to gain success. Despite all the filth these people on Wall Street had, they exhibited knowledge on the art of making money and letting nothing come in their way. It’s a riveting read, once sure to ignite the fire in your soul and make you go get that success you so deserve!
LUCKY OR SMART BY BO PEABODY
Bo Peabody has been lucky and smart enough to set up businesses that made him a multi-millionaire by age 27. Then again, was he smart, or lucky, or both? In this book, he talks about a number of approaches to achieve business success. This book is set for beginner entrepreneurs and the story about Peabody and his struggles will invigorate that urge to succeed in your business in 2018.
CRUSH IT BY GARY VAYNERCHUCK
Everyone has a hobby- That thing you can’t seem to stop doing. How about turning that hobby into a cash making machine? Gary Vaynerchuck teaches you to do just that, through the power of the internet. This is a book you cannot afford to ignore if you want to make money online.
TRIBES BOOK BY SETH GODIN
Seth is a guru in internet marketing. In this book, he demystifies the art of building a following and maintaining the same on social media. Social media has become the hub of marketing. Without a good following, it is impossible to make any decent income. Seth shows how to build the following and how to translate the following into an income.
LOSING MY VIRGINITY BY RICHARD BRANSON
How best to learn about business success than from the person who has started over 100 of them and achieved success in most of them? Richard Branson’s books are always a delight to read. They have great titles and with a witty flow. The lessons that Branson passes on through his works are simply incredible. This is one of the most interesting books and it will surely get your entrepreneurial juices flowing.
THE ART OF THE START 2.0 BY GUY KAWASAKI
Guy Kawasaki is a seasoned entrepreneur, with business success spanning over a decade. He offers valuable advice to entrepreneurs on different levels and scales. In this Art of the start, he speaks about how business people should start and run their businesses. The theories presented in the book have been tested over time and found to be solid. It will be a good read, something to push you to make your mind about starting that business you have always been looking forward to.
DELIVERING HAPPINESS BY TONY HSIEH
As a CEO of a major company, would you pay your newly hired employees $2,000 to quit?
I guess not. However, this is the very thing that Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh does. Coupled with creation of an amazing brand and culture, the Zappo has managed to rise into a giant in its industry. In the book, Tony shows that placing value on your employees is a very important factor for success of the corporation. Read it and learn a lesson or two about management and employee gratification.
THINK AND GROW RICH BY NAPOLEON HILL
This book was definitely going to be in this list. It’s a classic that contains business wisdom that outlives many generations. In the book, you learn about other millionaires such as Andrew Carnegie and how they were able to build huge empires around their businesses. Business success is all in the mind and what one fathoms, they can achieve. Think and grow rich teaches one how to think like a master and apply techniques that will assist one in achieving business success.
THE FOUR HOUR WORK WEEK BY TIMOTHY FERRISS
I keep dreaming about the time when I will be able to work for only 4 hours a week. Ferriss shows that there is no need to wait until retirement before one can start enjoying their lives. With so much to do, so much money available for the taking, why not enjoy life when you have the energy to do so?
In the book, Tim teaches the following:
• How he went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
• How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
• How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
• How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
• How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
THE LEAN START-UP BY ERIC REIS
90% of startups fail. The lean startup shows why and also advices on how not to fall into these statistics. Most businesses lack the vision, capital or discipline needed to succeed. Reis delivers great value to businesses seeking to grow and achieve success from boot strapping. Effective management of both human capital and resources make for the greatest success in a business.