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What books should entrepreneurs read?171+ Books for Entrepreneurs




A list of the best books for entrepreneurs, found in this topic:
Start-Ups/Business:

#1
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs by 
Kevin Johnson
#2
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by 
Peter Thiel

#3
The 7 Day Startup: You Don't Learn Until You Launch by 
Dan Norris

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by 
Eric Ries
Platform Scale: How an emerging business model helps startups build large empires with minimum investment by 
Sangeet Paul Choudary

TOP 101 Growth Hacks: The best growth hacking ideas that you can put into practice right away by Aladdin Happy
#7
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by 
Chris Guillebeau
Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours by 
Salim Ismail
#9
Startup Idea Action Plan: Validate Your Startup And Get Customers in 7 Days, When All You Have is a Business Idea by
Ryan Mulvihill
The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by
Steve Blank




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#11
ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried
#12
Craft Business Power: 15 Days To A Profitable Online Craft Business by 
Cinnamon Miles
Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by 
Gabriel Weinberg
Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today's Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth by 
The Magic of Thinking Big
Blue Ocean Strategy by
W. Chan Kim
The Compound Effect by
 Darren Hardy



#17
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by
Steven Blank

#18
Contagious: Why Things Catch On by 
Jonah Berger

#19
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by 
Malcolm Gladwell

#20
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't by 
Nate Silver

#21
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

#22
The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz

#23
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition by
 Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, et al.

#24
The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki

#25
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by 
Jessica Livingston

#26
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by 
Eric Ries

#27
Rework by 
David Heinemeier Hansson

#28
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by 
Michael E. Gerber

#29
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

#30
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by 
Tony Hsieh

#31
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson

#32
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by 
Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz

#33
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by 
Atul Gawande

#34
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by 
Chris Guillebeau

#35
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by
 Kenneth Cukier

#36
The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills -- and Leave a Positive Impression! by Debra Fine

#37
The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by 
Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh

#38
The Thank You Economy: Gary Vaynerchuk by Gary Vaynerchuk


#39
Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by 
Jeff Howe


#40
Where Good Ideas Come From Steven Johnson by Steven Johnson

#41
The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing: A Guide to Growing More Profitably by 
Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale


#42
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children: John Wood by
 John Wood

#43
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by
 Al Ries, Laura Ries


#44
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by 
Seth Godin


#45
The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by
 Nassim Nicholas Taleb

#46
The Four Steps to the Epiphany by 
Steve Blank

#47
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by 
Stephen R. Covey

#48
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by
 Eric Ries

#49
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim Renee Mauborgne


#50
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander OsterwalderYves Pigneur


#51
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by 
Michael E. Gerber


#52
Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by 
Paul Graham


#53
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by 
Dan Ariely

#54
The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by 
Clayton M. ChristensenMichael E. Raynor

#55
Warfighting by
 U. S. Marine Corps Staff


#56
Get Back in the Box: How Being Great at What You Do Is Great for Business by 
Douglas Rushkoff


#57
Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta


#58
The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by 
Jonathan A. KneeBruce C. GreenwaldAva Seave


#59
Planet Google: One Company's Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know by 
Randall Stross


#60
Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller


#61
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by 
Peter ThielBlake Masters

#62
Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking by 
Andy Sernovitz


#63
Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business by 
Jay Conrad Levinson


#64
The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki


#65
Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by 
Carl Shapiro Hal R. Varian


#66
Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup by
 Brad FeldDavid Cohen


#67
The Thank You Economy by 
Gary Vaynerchuk


#68
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by 
Clayton M. Christensen


#69
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development: A cheat she
et to The Four Steps to the Epiphany by
 Brant CooperPatrick Vlaskovits


#70
Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by 
Brad FeldJason Mendelson


#71
The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by 
Randy Komisar


#72
The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by 
John Battelle


#73
The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer by
 Michael Moritz


#74
The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story by Michael Lewis


#75
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by 
Jessica Livingston


#76
Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by
 Steve Krug


#77
Theory of Fun for Game Design by 
Raph Koster


#78
The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition by
 Jesse Schell


#79
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson

#80
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by 
Doris Kearns Goodwin


#81
Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by 
Daniel GolemanRichard BoyatzisAnnie McKee


#82
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by 
Thomas L. Friedman

#83
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0 by 
Thomas L. Friedman


#84
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by 
Malcolm Gladwell


#85
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by 
Malcolm Gladwell


#86
Outliers: The Story of Success by
 Malcolm Gladwell


#87
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Harper Business Essentials) by 
Jim CollinsJerry I. Porras


#88
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by
 Jim Collins


#89
Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by 
Jim Collins


#90
How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In by 
Jim Collins


#91
How to Change the Wor
ld: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, Updated Edition by
 David Bornstein


#92
Essential Creativity in the Classroom: Inspiring Kids by
 Kaye Thorne


#93
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by 
Robert B. Cialdini

#94
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by 
Bethany McLeanPeter Elkind


#95
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by
 Chip HeathDan Heath


#96
Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson


#97
The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition (Collins Business Essentials) by 
Geoffrey A. Moore


#98
Inside the Tornado: Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth Markets (Collins Business Essentials) by 
Geoffrey A. Moore


#99
Marketing High Technology by 
William H. Davidow


#100
The Breakthrough Imperative by 
Mark GottfredsonSteve Schaubert


#101
The 48 Laws of Power by 
Robert Greene


#102
Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by 
Michael E. Porter

#103
The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
The 33 Strategies of War (Joost Elffers Books) by Robert Greene

#104
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds by 
Charles MacKay


#105
Term Sheets & Valuations - A Line by 
Line Look at the Intricacies of Term Sheets & Valuations (Bigwig Briefs) by
 Alex Wilmerding

#106
Agile Estimating and Planning by
 Mike Cohn

#107
Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by 
Michael A. Hiltzik


#108
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by 
Patrick Lencioni


#109
The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything by 
Stephen M .R. Covey

#110
Divide or Conquer: How Great Teams Turn Conflict into Strength by 
Diana McLain Smith

#111
CustomerCentric Selling, Second Edition by Michael T. BosworthJohn R. HollandFrank Visgatis


#112
Answering the Ultimate Question: How Net Promoter Can Transform Your Business by Richard OwenLaura L. Brooks PhD


#113
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry by Marc Benioff Carlye Adler

#114
The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer by 
Jeffrey Liker

#115
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle by 
Dan SenorSaul Singer

#116
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by 
Ben Mezrich

#117
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition by 
Don Norman

#118
Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition by 
Napoleon Hill


#119
High-tech Ventures: The Guide For Entrepreneurial Success by
 C. Gordon BellJohn E. Mcnamara


#120
Delivering Profitable Value: A Revolutionary Framework to Accelerate Growth, Generate Wealth, and Rediscover the Heart of Business by Mike Lanning

#121
The Stand by Stephen King
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition by 
Thomas S. Kuhn

#122
The Silicon Boys: And Their Valley of Dreams by David A. Kaplan


#123
Essentials of Entrepreneurship: What it Takes to Create Successful Enterprises by 
TiE: The Indus EntrepreneursTiE


#124
The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California by Peri H. Pakroo J.D.

#125
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by 
Tim Brown

#126
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by 
David Kirkpatrick

#127
The Whuffie Factor: Using the Power of Social Networks to Build Your Business by 
Tara Hunt


#128
High Stakes, No Prisoners: A Winner's Tale of Greed and Glory in the Internet Wars by
 Charles Ferguson


#129
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by 
Keith FerrazziTahl Raz


#130
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by 
Scott Belsky


#131
How to Win Friends & Influence People by 
Dale Carnegie

#132
The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits, Revised and Updated 5th Anniversary Edition by 
C. K. Prahalad


#133
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition) by 
Tom DeMarcoTim Lister

#134
Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career by Robin Wolaner

#135
By William C. Taylor: Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by -
William Morrow

#136
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World by Tina Seelig

#137
Get Noticed by Marcus TaylorRob Lawrence
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm by Verne Harnish


#138
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding by 
Al RiesLaura Ries

#139
The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup (The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship) by 
Noam Wasserman

#140
Business: The Ultimate Resource by Editors Of Perseus PublishingPerseus Publishing
Daniel Goleman

#141
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead: The Ten Most Innovative Lessons from a Long, Strange Trip by
 Barry Barnes

#142
Culture & Empire: Digital Revolution by 
Pieter Hintjens

#143
The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit by 
Craig Van Gelder

#144
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Dover Thrift Editions) by 
Benjamin Franklin

#145
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by 
John Brooks

#146
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by 
Robert T. Kiyosaki

#147
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?: Seth Godin by Seth Godin

#148
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell


#149
Outliers: The Story of Success: Malcolm Gladwell by
 Malcolm Gladwell

#150
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

#151
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by 
Thomas Ferriss

#152
The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer

#153
How to Win Friends & Influence People by
 Dale Carnegie


#154
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by 
David Allen

#155
The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by 
Daniel Coyle


#156
How I Made My First Million on the Internet and How You Can Too!: The Complete Insider's Guide to Making Millions with Your Internet Business by
 Ewen Chia


#157
SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by 
Steven D. Litt


#158
Street Smarts: An All-Purpose Tool Kit for Entrepreneurs eBook by Norm Brodsky
Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by 
Adam Werbach


#159
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis


#160
Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V., Jr. Gerstner


#161
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by 
Tom Kelley


#162
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves by 
Andrew Ross Sorkin

#163
The Innovator's Dilemma : The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business by 
clayton m. christensen

#164
The Paypal Wars : Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth by
 Eric M. Jackson

#165
Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics by 
Eric D. Beinhocker

#166
Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World by 
Tyler Cowen

#167
One-Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by 
Richard Brandt

#168
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by 
Dan Ariely

#169
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by 
Dan Ariely

#170
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by
 Clay Shirky


#171
Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayres by 
Ian Ayres


#172
The Curse of the Mogul: What's Wrong with the World's Leading Media Companies by
 Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave

#173
Good to Great by 

James Collins

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