Book List for Successful Entrepreneurship

Here are 26 books every budding entrepreneur should start reading on becoming successful, as compiled by Business Insider. It’s either the BI’s recommendation or coming from venture capitalists, CEOs and startup founders.

  • “Predictably Irrational,” by Dan Ariely
  • “The Four Steps To The Epiphany,” by Steve Blank
  • “How to Change the World,” by David Bornstein
  • “From Resource Allocation To Strategy,” by Joseph Bower
  • “Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, And Made A Fortune Doing Business My Way,” by Richard Branson
  • “How To Win Friends And Influence People,” by Dale Carnegie
  • “The Zigzag Principle,” by Rich Christiansen
  • “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” by Clayton Christensen
  • “Good to Great,” by Jim Collins
  • “The Startup Game,” by William H. Draper
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” by Peter Drucker
  • “The Ascent Of Money: A Financial History Of The World,” by Niall Ferguson
  • “Never Eat Alone,” by Keith Ferrazzi
  • “The World Is Flat,” by Thomas Friedman
  • “The E-Myth Revisited,” by Michael E. Gerber
  • “Outliers,” by Malcolm Gladwell
  • “All Marketers Are Liars,” by Seth Godin
  • “The 48 Laws of Power,” by Robert Greene
  • “Delivering Happiness,” by Tony Hsieh
  • “Steal Like an Artist,” by Austin Kleon
  • “Founders at Work,” by Jessica Livingston
  • “How Successful People Think,” by John Maxwell
  • “The Smartest Guys In The Room: The Amazing Rise And Scandalous Fall Of Enron,” by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind
  • “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” by Robert Pirsig
  • “The Lean Startup,” by Eric Ries
  • “Start With Why,” by Simon Sinek

To ready more about each book, click to Business Insider’s War Room

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About Raffy Pekson II

Once a geek, always a geek. Industry exposure includes I.T., direct sales, media publishing, telecommunications, internet services, BPO and call centers, travel services, headhunting and recruitment, internet marketing and everything there is on the web.
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