5 books every aspiring entrepreneur should read
Thinking about starting a business? Here’s a collection of some of the best books on entrepreneurial know-how for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
The $100 Startup is your manual to a new way of living. Learn how to: earn as much as you would from a nine-to-five job but 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 and spend less time working and more time living your life.
The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan by Tim Berry
The plan-as-you-go premise is simple-plan for your business’ sake, not for planning’s sake. Leading business plan expert Tim Berry invites you to block all thoughts of overwhelming, traditional, formal, cookie-cutter business plans and embrace an easier, more practical, modern business plan-the plan that evolves with your business and allows you to start building your business now.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Seven Patterns of Innovation by Steve Johnson
Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From: The Seven Patterns of Innovation identifies key principles that are the driving force of creativity. Learn how: a slow hunch can be much more valuable than a Eureka moment, the connected ‘hive mind’ is smarter than the lone thinker, where you think matters just as much as what you’re thinking and the best ideas come from building on the ideas and inventions of others.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
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.