9 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

As an entrepreneur you should never stop learning (I’ve told you guys this before) and one way of doing that is by reading books. Every time I pick up a book I learn something new! Even if I have read it before, there is always something I didn’t pick up the previous time. Below, I share 9 books that I’ve read and would recommend every entrepreneur to read.

1. The Millionaire Fastlane

The Millionare Fastlane
The Millionare Fastlane

MJ DeMarco will challenge your thoughts and what you’ve been taught to believe all your life. He gives you the mindset needed to become a millionaire young enough to enjoy the lifestyle it offers.

2. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Drive is dynamic, brief, punchy, and not subtle. Pink is no economist. Even if he does overstate his case, he additionally supplies answers as to why some attempts to inspire staff can prove fruitless.

3. The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week
The 4-Hour Work Week

This engaging book makes you ask the most significant question which you will confront: What precisely is it that you need out of life and work, and why? Tim Ferriss is a master of getting more for less, generally with the aid of folks he hasn’t met before, and here he gives away his secrets for you to achieve your dreams and wishes!



The writer has studied the wide area of salesmanship and distilled it down to a string of secrets, principles, and reply-fostering techniques in a well-ordered, amusing, and simple-to-read structure. Whether you’re an expert or a newbie, Drew Eric Whitman’s CA$HVERTISING is a reference you are going to turn to over and over.

5. Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness
Delivering Happiness

This book is amazing. Detailing how Zappos and Tony grew to $1 billion in gross revenue in a decade is only the start. From fundraising to finding happiness, from real emails to checklists, it covers everything.

6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Mandatory reading for all advertising professionals. This book details the most common strategies to determining others’ choices, backed up by the writers time spent infiltrating direct marketing firms and so on. It offers helpful hints on the best way to see when you are being controlled and the best way to manage it.

7. Book Yourself Solid

Book Yourself Solid
Book Yourself Solid

This is among the few must reads books I’ve come across for those that run their own company. I actually got a lot from the information supplied and it gave me a list of actionables I need to do to work on and enhance my business by it.

8. The Art of War

The Art of War
The Art of War

To put it simply, Sun Tzu says “it is better not to fight than to be involved in a battle, but if you happen to be going to need to fight, then you’ve got to do it to win” These are the various strategies to win, frequently savage, that’ll get you that result.

9. Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

This book really opened my eyes to the various ways people are convinced in their own decision making. This is an excellent read for anyone who’s in advertising, sales, or individuals that are handling them. Each chapter targets a distinct scientific study that reinforces decision making skills of others.

What books would you recommend to fellow entrepreneurs? I want to hear below!

Header image based on “Books HD” by Abhi Sharma, CC-BY-2.0.

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Iain Meddicks is a father and music industry entrepreneur from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the founder of SendBeatsTo and CrazyPellas Music Community and has a passion for web technologies.

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