13 Books For Wannabe Entrepreneurs (Learning How To Become An Entrepreneur)

by Liberty Stembridge, Finance Columnist


Published in Finance and Money on 10th September, 2019


Thinking Fast And Slow

For those interested in the psychology behind entrepreneurship and how they can better understand their own brains, Danial Kahneman's Thinking Fast And Slow is a must read.

thinking fast and slow

In this book, Kahneman talks about the two systems that make up the mind and influence how we proceed and succeed in life - the fast and emotional system, and the slow, more logical system.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

For those of us who didn't grow up being taught the intricacies of economics and how businesses can succeed, Rich Dad, Poor Dad will bridge the gap. Robert Kiyosaki's book breaks down all the fundamentals of a financial education that will help you get to grip with your own finances and pull away from the rat race.

The Psychology Of Selling

Every entrepreneur worth his salt knows that being able to sell / market your products is a vital skill. You might have made the best product in the world, but that's useless if you don't know how to sell it. In, The Psychology of Selling, Brian Tracy gives you valuable information and strategies that you can use to improve your sales techniques.

How To Make Friends and Influence People

This classic book for entrepreneurs has stood the test of time. Not only will it make you a better entrepreneur, but it will also improve your social life. If you still find yourself struggling to network and connect with others, this book is for you.

how to make friends and influence people

Rich Woman

Women have historically faced a much more difficult challenge when looking to start a business, and are often left out of conversations involving business and finance. Kim Kiyosaki seeks to change this, by teaching women of all ages how to create budgets, invest, sell and buy stocks and much more to achieve financial freedom.

The Four Hour Work Week

Who doesn't dream about having all the free time in the world to enjoy life and explore, without having to work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Timothy Ferris knows this, and is here to tell you how you can do exactly that by only working four hours a week.

The $100 Startup

If you're feeling demotivated by lack of money and worrying about whether you'll ever be able to start your own business, this is the book for you. Chris Guillebeau takes you through 50 of the most inspiring and downright astounding business success stories that started from nothing.

the 100 dolar start up

Click Millionaires

The internet has revolutionised the world of entrepreneurship, so of course you need to know how to take advantage of that. With online businesses popping up left right and center, you can now feasibly start a business and leave it run automatically, with very little input from you.

If you like the idea of sitting on a tropical island whilst you're e-commerce business earns you money, then Click Millionaires by Scott Fox is the book for you.

The E Myth Revisited

The title says it all for this book... The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don't Work and What To Do About It. Starting a business is never a certain thing, there's always an element of risk involved.

In this book, Micheal Gerber breaks down the myths and lies surrounding the world of entrepreneurship to give you the straight facts and walk you through the process of starting your own business.

Crushing It!

Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Crush It! is a successful entrepreneur in his own right, having built his own business worth over $60,000,000. In this book he has set out to help others do the same, by motivating and inspiring you to get off the couch and start working towards a life and a business that you love.

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Founders At Work

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to see the amount of successful entrepreneurs making millions, if not billions of dollars every year from their businesses.

It seems like they just went from being a normal human one day, to mega-rich and successful the next. However, that's never really the case. Founders At Work takes a detailed look at the stories of successful businesses and how their founders started them with less than $1000 dollars in the bank.

Entrepreneurship is not relegated to those who already have the finances to afford it, says author Jessica Livingston, and proves so exactly in this book.

The Art Of Non-Conformity

Conformity might be comfortable, but it rarely gets you anywhere other than the same place as everyone else. For entrepreneurs then, non-conformity is the best way to go.

the art of non conformity

If you're looking to break away from the flock, abandon the 9-5 and create a business that's bold, new and perfect for you - then this is the book for you.

The Lean Startup

We're living in a very technologically advanced age, and with more and more startups popping up at every corner, it's key that we figure out how to grow and adapt in order to succeed.

In The Lean Startup author Eric Ries goes over the tools and techniques you can use to create a business that will support you long-term, using creative innovation in an intuitive way.

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