Must Read Books For Entrepreneurs

Supercharge your skills and knowledge by reading some of these awesome books.

From fledgling entrepreneurs to business giants like Sir Richard Branson, there is always a great book to boost your knowledge, skills, motivation and enthusiasm and help build a highly successful business..  From the autobiographies of great leaders to the stories of inspirational business startups and e-commerce success, the choice is vast.

With podcasts and audiobooks from Audible, it’s never been easier to consume amazing content on the go.

We take a look at some of the best books for Entrepreneurs.

 1) The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it’s not all about work

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.2

BiEx Comment

We love this this book.  Whilst some of the ideas seem a bit outdated, the philosophy is still very relevant and overall the book is hugely motivational.

 2) The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More

You no longer need to work nine-to-five in a big company to pay the mortgage, send your kids to school and afford that yearly holiday. You can quit the rat race and start up on your own – and you don’t need an MBA or a huge investment to do it.

The $100 Startup is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to:

– Earn a good living on your own terms, when and where you want

– Achieve that perfect blend of passion and income to make work something you love

– Take crucial insights from 50 ordinary people who started a business with $100 or less

– Spend less time working and more time living your life

BiEx Comment

What we love about this book is that it is full of real life practical examples of individuals who have actually done it.  Some might be outdated but it is still incredibly inspirational.

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 3) Losing My Virginity – Sir Richard Branson

This is the worldwide bestselling autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures.

In Losing my Virginity, you’ll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company’s charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You’ll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic.

With insights into this very public figure’s personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he’s learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination.

BiEx Comment

This is a book which offers so much..  Inspiring, motivational, educational, funny to suggest just a few adjectives.   The Audiobook is incredibly well read and leaves you wanting more.  The ony thing we found to criticise is that it does feel like an extended Virgin advert at times but we can live with that.  A brilliant book by a brilliant Entrepreneur.

 4) Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich is a motivational personal development and self-help book by Napoleon Hill and inspired by a suggestion from Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie. While the title implies that this book deals with how to get rich, the author explains that the philosophy taught in the book can be used to help people succeed in all lines of work and to do or be almost anything they want. 4

BiEx Comment

We all like to read the latest books but we shouldn’t forget the classics and this book is a TRUE CLASSIC.  The book is an incredible insight into the powers of a positive mindset.  Essential for all entrepreneurs.

 5) The Lean Startup –  Eric Ries

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATION

Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable.

The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that’s being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It’s about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it’s too late.

Now is the time to think Lean.5

BiEx Comment

Another MUST READ.  This book is essential for anyone starting in business.  It is full if practical information and will help steer you clear of many of the common mistakes which see so many businesses fail.

BiEx Editor

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