Unfortunately, it’s difficult to describe the complex concepts and decision-making processes that occur behind a corporation using ‘How-to’ and ‘How-I’ language. Nevertheless, what we can do is to inspire budding entrepreneurs with some advice and inspiration by compiling some of the greatest bargains as recommended by business gurus and CEOs. The books listed here are not in any particular order, so keep that in mind when reading. Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Red Book of Selling is a good place to start. Every entrepreneur needs have the persuasiveness of a salesperson to be able to sell their items to customers or their vision to their staff.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult to describe the complex concepts and decision-making processes that occur behind a corporation using ‘How-to’ and ‘How-I’ language. What we can, however, is compile a list of the greatest deals recommended by business leaders and CEOs to provide advice and inspiration to the next generation of entrepreneurs. The books listed here are not in any particular order, so keep that in mind when reading.
Little Red Book of Selling by Jeffrey Gitomer
Every entrepreneur should have the persuasiveness of a salesperson in order to be able to promote your enthusiasm. Using Gitomer’s book as a road map, you may learn the ins and outs of selling industrial products. This Little Red Book of Selling is little, so it’ll be a short read for those who aren’t as eager.
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Rework is an excellent book because it teaches you how to do business in a way that is very different from what you’ll find in other business books. When it comes to starting a business, authors Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson say that writing a business plan is a waste of time and that you don’t need an outside investor to succeed. This book will show you how simple it is to strike out on your own, thanks to its clear instructions and approachable tone.
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell, the author of The Tipping Point and Blink, explores the quirks of successful people in Outliers, a National Bestseller. There is no esoteric story behind actual success in business; what you need to do is simply repeat what you love, and repeat often. If you want to become an expert in any profession, you should spend at least 10,000 hours practicing.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Some Don’t by Jim Collins
This is a book about how to build a company that can withstand the test of time. Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, provides an in-depth explanation of how the management structure should be constructed. Collins and his team conducted research on firms like Coca-Cola, Intel, and General Electric, and came up with ideas that will inspire the next generation of innovators.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
For the rest of your career, you’ll have to work in teams. Using the story of a struggling Silicon Valley company, Lencioni teaches his teachings through the story of a 55-year-old old-school manager who was hired as the company’s new CEO just two years ago. This book demonstrates how a wise leader can reassemble a shattered team and bring its members together to form a formidable unit.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Positive outlook on America’s future advancement and a new way of thinking about innovation are presented in Zero to One, written by Paypal CEO Peter Thiel. It begins with learning to ask the questions that lead you to discover value in unexpected places.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
For Bill Gates, Shoe Dog is a fascinating account of Phil Knight’s journey from a small start-up to the global brand we know today.
Grit by Angela Duckworth
No matter what your career path is, this book is sure to inspire you. Anyone who wants to be successful, whether they are a teacher, a doctor, an athlete, a parent, or a student, should follow this protocol. It was Duckworth’s early experiences as a teacher, a business consultant and an expert in neuroscience that prompted her to hypothesize that what really drives success is not “genius,” but rather a unique combination of passion and long-term endurance. She is now a recognized researcher and professor.
Lucky Or Smart? by Bo Peabody
Co-founding five distinct businesses, Bo Peabody became an Internet multimillionaire in his late 20s. At his age, was Peabody simply lucky or was he a genius? In his book, he discusses this issue and explains how luck and intelligence are intertwined. At the very least, Peabody points out, he was smart enough to know when he was getting lucky, and he teaches us how to do the same.
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
For those who are hesitant to take the leap into business, Danielle La Porte’s book is meant to give you the push you need to get started. Sixteen in-depth startup sessions are included in this wonderfully written book, which is jam-packed with personal anecdotes and motivational knickknacks. If you’re looking for a self-help book to get you pumped up for your entrepreneurial journey, this is the one for you.
Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss
Million Dollar Consulting is often referred to as the consultant’s bible by some in the business world. Alan Weiss has been dubbed the “Rock Star of Consulting” because of the book. This is the book to read if you’re trying to make a pitch to the executive ranks. Writing proposals and delegating work are only a few of the topics covered in this book, but it also includes information on how to network effectively and set reasonable prices for your products and services.
Start Run & Grow a Successful Small Business by Toolkit Media Group
It’s one of the best references for small business owners looking for an all-in-one resource. To help you start and grow your business, the book includes checklists, case studies, and model business plans that you can use as a guide to get you started. Payroll, benefits, and techniques for hiring and discharging employees are just some of the topics you’ll cover