5 Books That Will Change Every Entrepreneurs Life!
If there’s one common denominator that a lot of successful entrepreneurs share, it would be them taking the time to invest in themselves.
For one thing, they read books—lots of them! Mark Zuckerberg made it his New Year’s resolution to read a new book every other week with the intent of learning different histories, beliefs, cultures, and new technologies.
At this point, you’re probably wondering how he’s taking the time to read so much despite how busy he is running such a massive company, so what kind of excuse do we have for not reading?
Choose yourself by James Altucher
The book reinforced ideas I had about gratitude, finding positive influences, Gandhi and Woody Allen. This book was originally published in 2011 and continues to be a best-seller in 2016. The story revolves around a renowned psychologist, by the name of Daniel Kahneman who does a deep dive analysis of the two cognitive systems that shape the judgments and decisions we make in our everyday lives.
The best ideas are when you take two older ideas that have nothing to do with each other, make them have sex with each other, and then build a business around the ugly bastard child that results. The child that was so ugly nobody else wanted to touch it. Look at Facebook: combine the internet with stalking. Amazing!
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
In her 1943 novel, ”The Fountainhead”, Ayn Rand explores the struggle between the individual and society. The novel’s protagonist, Howard Roark, is a young architect who refuses to compromise his artistic and personal vision for worldly recognition and success. The story follows his battle to practice modern architecture as against a society focussed on tradition. Roark portrays Rand’s vision of an ideal man, unabashed about his ideas and unafraid to flaunt his individuality.
Losing my virginity by Richard Branson
Losing My Virginity is the unusual, frequently outrageous autobiography of one of the great business geniuses of our time. When Richard Branson started his first business, he and his friends decided that “since we’re complete virgins at business, let’s call it just that: Virgin.” The experts said, “Don’t do it.” But Branson found golden opportunities in markets in which customers have been ripped off or underserved, where confusion reigns, and the competition is complacent talks about the next generation who are all set to become budding entrepreneurs. The author states the how, what and why of this industry and the book can be termed as a guide to the business world.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
It’s hard to say when I first read or heard about entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, but it was when he went public with his contrarian views on education that I most eagerly began reading anything by him, or about him. Quite unlike other wildly successful billionaires prone to promote the obnoxious fiction that says access to education is what explains differences in individual achievement, Thiel was willing to say that education is arguably a barrier to success.
Tribes by Seth Godin
This book will make you want to go out and change the world. But I’ll tell you right now, that it’s a book you will either embrace or discard.
It’s a powerful reminder that what we call “marketing” is really just doing something that you believe in passionately and then sharing that passion with other people, getting them to believe in you as well. There are all sorts of ideas and causes around which we might organize – but in order to do it, we need to be out there, making things happen because we refuse to live with the fear that we can’t.
Let us know if we missed out anymore! Comment and tell us your evaluation for all these books!