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11 New Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

What was the most inspiring book you read this month and why?



1. ‘Delivering Happiness’

Patrick Conley“I recently read the comic book version of “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh. It’s a fun read and a great story about the history of Zappos. It provides some amazing insight into the core of their success. Modeling some of their best practices is a good way to improve almost any business.”

Patrick Conley, Automation Heroes




2. ‘Rework’

Sarah Ware“I read “Rework” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This book has completely blown my mind about how startup founders should be running their companies. They take the “Lean Startup” notion to a completely new level.”

Sarah Ware, Markerly




3. ‘The People Factor’

Raoul Davis“I actually got an advanced reading of “The People Factor” by Van Moody. It was a great read on how to develop and maintain relationships in business and your personal life. It provides several different laws you can apply to assess whether you are in a healthy relationship and how to course correct to make any of your relationships stronger. It’s a must-have for any entrepreneur!”

Raoul Davis, Ascendant Group




4. ‘The Last Lecture’

Andrew Schrage“I recently read “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, a professor who wrote this book based on one of the last lectures he delivered before dying of cancer. It reiterated for me the importance of identifying your dreams and then doggedly pursuing them.”

Andrew Schrage, Money Crashers Personal Finance




5. ‘You Can Win’

Jay Wu“The most inspiring book I read this month was “You Can Win” by Shiv Khera. The reason that I found it inspiring is the message behind the book. It tells you how to avoid individuals who drag you down when you are trying to work on building success, and it explains how to reach for success on every level. I found it inspiring for my personal and business life.”

Jay Wu, A Forever Recovery




6. ‘Confessions of an Advertising Man’

Brett Farmiloe“David Ogilvy wrote “Confessions of an Advertising Man” in 1963, and it revolutionized the world of advertising. It’s not just a book about advertising; it’s also about getting the most out of your people, your clients and yourself. It’s a great read for anyone in marketing or for entrepreneurs in need of a blueprint for their business.”

Brett Farmiloe, Digital Marketing Agency




7. ‘Necessary Endings’

corey blake“Necessary Endings” by Dr. Henry Cloud was a brilliant look at the natural seasons of lives and relationships in business. We typically create anxiety around endings, and that negatively affects the outcome of an important shift. Cloud’s perspective was a unique insight for entrepreneurs that I found highly empowering.”

Corey Blake, Round Table Companies




8. ‘Who Owns the Ice House?’

Martina Welke“Who Owns The Ice House? Eight Life Lessons From an Unlikely Entrepreneur” was recommended to me by someone who invests in entrepreneurial education for young people. This book is a great resource for both aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs because it challenges a lot of myths about entrepreneurship and imparts some basic, vital wisdom for anyone considering starting a business.”
Martina Welke, Zealyst




9. ‘Team of Rivals’

Joe Barton“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” is an excellent book full of fascinating insights any business owner or entrepreneur could use. “

Joe Barton, Barton Publishing





10. ‘The Top Five Regrets of the Dying’

Aaron Schwartz“The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware is a book about how easy it is to be caught up in the day-to-day grind of building a startup. I often lose perspective of what really matters: love, family, friends and experiences. This book helped me reset and focus harder on succeeding in all aspects of my life, not just business.”

Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches




11. ‘The Little Red Book of Selling’

Matt Wilson“The Little Red Book of Selling” by Jeffrey Gitomer is a must-read for your sales team. It talks about how people hate to be sold to but love to buy. If you want to be a good salesperson, then you need to learn why people love buying and how you can appeal to this emotion.”

Matt Wilson, Under30Experiences




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Author : Young Entrepreneur Council

The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

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