Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a hopeful creative or even just an avid bookworm, there is always that one book that manages to change, challenge and inspire your ideas about the world around you.
Considering the thousands of recommendations of books to help entrepreneurs improve their business strategies and grow their money, we have decided to put together a decisive list of the top five books we recommend entrepreneurs, both novice and expert, to read.
The Lean Startup by Eric Reis- This book details extensive advice on how to make better, faster business decisions. By covering principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the more creative process of innovation, Lean Startup helps companies and entrepreneurs alike to succeed in a business landscape, no matter the risk involved.
The 4 hour Workweek by Timothy Ferries- This book is a guideline to escaping the dreaded 9-5. The acclaimed “blueprint” to a mobile lifestyle, this book will definitely put you on the right road to revolutionary success.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie- This popular best seller has been a hot topic of discussion since its first publication in 1937. Having sold over 15 million copies worldwide, this book is definitely a must read for anyone and everyone.
The Startup Playbook by David S. Kidder- In this book, David Kidder shares the hard hitting experiences of some of the world's most influential entrepreneurs and CEOs, revealing their most closely held advice. Sharing the insights of over 41 founders, The Startup Playbook covers everything from leadership lessons to finding one's niche.
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This book prides itself in providing a quick and simple view of unorthodox business philosophies. With a clearcut goal of rejecting the traditional, structured business model, the authors set out to explore a new avenue, an avenue focused on rejecting the real world.