Are you considering running your own business? Do you have an idea for a startup company yet lack the ‘fire in your belly’ to see your idea through to fruition? It might be that you just need a little extra kindling to light your entrepreneurial flame.
Read on to discover the five must-read startup books you need to download today.
There are numerous startup books available that can boost your bravado and motivate you to make the jump from ‘wantrepreneur’ to successful startup founder.
Written by Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is an excellent book for entrepreneurs wanting to better understand consumer habits. A New York Times best-seller, Mr. Ariely’s book offers insights into how emotions and societal influences impact consumer behaviors. If you’re a startup founder getting ready to launch a new venture, you’ll definitely want to set aside time to understand the concepts outlined in this helpful book.
Written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, Rework is a must-read for entrepreneurs suffering a bad case of ‘analysis paralysis.’ If you are constantly second-guessing your idea for a profitable business instead of acting on your idea, Rework might be exactly what you need. You’ll discover that business plans, outside investors, and physical offices might be the exact opposite of what you need. If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own business, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more inspirational read.
Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? offers insights on becoming a must-have asset to any company. Whether you’re a startup founder seeking wisdom on key hires or you are considering your own future with a growing startup, Seth Godin’s writing will instruct you on valuable employee personality traits. Even if you never leave your current employer, you’ll have a better understanding of tactics to impress your boss once you’ve finished reading the book.
Written by Clay Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business is another entrepreneurial must-have. This insightful read offers advice on everything from innovation to leadership. When combined with Mr. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth, this duo of books offers must-understand philosophies to founders wanting to build scalable businesses. If you don’t want to build a ‘flash-in-the-pan’ type of business, but instead create a long-term profitable venture, these two books should definitely be downloaded to your digital device.
Becoming a successful entrepreneur involves so much more than simply coming up with a great business idea. From the way you interact with coworkers to the way you position your product or service within the marketplace, each step you make as an entrepreneur can have a long-lasting impact on your business.