Best Books for entrepreneurs

Best Books for entrepreneurs

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Name Of The Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author:Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

Copies Sold:  over 32 million copies

Why Read: The Book is about financial education, investing in assets, starting a business and growing your business. Writer tells about how you can become rich by right investments. Rich people don’t work for money, money works for them. How much do you earn doesn’t matter. How do you spend and invest that matters.

The book doesn’t teach you any tricks but it works around the earning, spending and investing habits.

You Can Sell

Every little thing matters.
If it matters, is it really little?
-Shiv Khera

Book: You Can Sell

Author: Shiv Khera

Other books you should read: You can win 

Why Read: YOU CAN SELL addresses principles which make a successful sales professional. Their are  no tricks in the book just the experiences of a professional salesperson. 

There are incidents about finding an opportunity and working through it

The Story of Two Shoe Salesmen in Africa

Once upon a time, a shoe company sent two salesmen to Africa to determine the market potential for their products. One salesman was sent to the east coast of Africa, while the other salesman was sent to the west coast of Africa. Both the salesmen completed a basic survey of the target market and called back to the office. The salesman sent to the east coast of Africa reported: “No one here wears any shoes, there is no market for us here!”. The other salesman sent a message “No one here wears any shoes, there is a huge market for us, send inventory fast!”

So there is a way of look at things and that’s all is discussed in the book.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a self-improvement book. According the author how we see the world is entirely our perceptions and to change and improve our self we must change the perception.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Reactive people blame the external circumstances, proactive people take responsibility of their actions. It is something like, blaming the Govt. for dirty road and not throwing the garbage anywhere. You can blame anything for your situation but deep down you know you are the only one to blame.

Let’s take my example:

I am not comfortable with writing, so i used to think:

1, If I can stay at home then i can write easily, because i have to work at the office and taking rest is very important.

2. If i get the office workstation I will write very easily

but after Covid-19 pandemic I had my pc at home and i was at home all the time but still I wasn’t writing. So i can’t blame the situation, timing, resources. There are many who don’t have a proper laptop, desktop, money to invest, not enough time because they have to work with their family but still they know their goal and work accordingly to achieve it.

“Winners find ways for their success; losers make excuses for their failure.”

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Know your goals and align your daily routine according to that. If you are clear and honest in your mind. You won’t fall in someone else’s trap. There are unlimited things to distract you form your goals but if you have your mind on your that one thing you want to achieve no one can distract you.

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Prioritize your tasks, do the things first which brings you closer to your goals. According to Alan Harper, Make a list.

For example: If you want to read a book

You need to buy a book first not bookmark.

If you know which one is priority then you can you invest your money, time and hard work accordingly.

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

Everything in life don’t need to be competition. We focus on making sure the other loses so that we can win. It’s a lose lose game not a win win. To find out what kind of personality you have observes your actions. If you are happy with the success of other and learn from it rather than getting jealous, you think in terms of win-win, other wise you know what do you need to change🤫


Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood

“Don’t listen to reply, listen to understand”

First listen to everyone in the group, then make your point. Without understanding others and just saying what you want to say won’t make you the smartest person in the room. But it may create your negative image.


Habit 6: Synergize.

Combine or coordinate the activity, work in a group, every individual work differently and they get different idea to do the same task. So working together will bring the better result.

“Nobody Knows Everything, But Everybody Knows Something”

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Spend time to improves yourself Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, socially and emotionally. You can wake up just one day and be the perfect person. Work daily on yourself and be better than the last day.


Start With Why

In Start With Why, Simon Sinek presents the idea that great leaders inspire others by putting the Why (the purpose) before the How (the process), or the What (the product).

You need to ask yourself first,

Why do you want to do this?

Why does you business exist?

Why should people care?

Clients comes to the which can Answer their WHY.

Suppose, I need a customized table with these functionalities.

Table should be fold-able

It mus have a power switch

It must have wheels to roll

and there are 3 brand I can go to and I choose one of them,


because the one brand I chose is filling all my above requirements.


Lost And Founder

Book: Lost and Founder

Author: Rand Fishkin

Lost and founder by Rand Fishkin, Founder of MOZ, tells the story of founding his own company. From his website consultancy along with his Mother to becoming the CEO of MOZ. The book is a start up guide based on failures, reflection, and final success. 

The book is a personal tale of rand fishkin that makes it more interesting. 

Excerpt from the book

In 2001, I started working with my mom, Gillian, designing websites for small businesses in the shadow of Microsoft’s suburban Seattle-area campus. […] The dot-com bust and my sorely lacking business acumen meant we struggled for years, but eventually, after trial and error, missteps and heartache, tragedy and triumph, I found myself CEO of a burgeoning software company, complete with investors, employees, customers, and write-ups in TechCrunch.

 From the book Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin, you’ll learn

Why choosing the wrong investors might tank your business;
What an honest and transparent office culture can do for your business; and
The dangers of shortcuts and hacks.

Zero To One

Zero To One is an inside look at Peter Thiel’s philosophy and strategy for making your startup a success by looking at the lessons he learned from founding and selling PayPal, investing in Facebook and becoming a billionaire in the process.

Going from zero to one means going from nothing to something. 

In Zero to One, Peter Thiel draws on his experience at PayPal and Palantir to offer ideas and suggestions for technology startups. Unlocking the power of innovation is the primary goal. In order to reach this goal, the entrepreneur will need to question conventional wisdom, embrace monopoly and capture value for their new enterprise.

How To Win Friends & Influence People

How To Win Friends & Influence People Summary

In the book Dale carnegie talks about the techniques of  handling people. Ways to make people like you. 

On dealing with people

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.

On influence

The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.

On the secret of success

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.

Must read this book if you want to increase your circle and want to increase your reach.

The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Workweek is the step-by-step blueprint to free yourself from the shackles of a corporate job, create a business to fund the lifestyle of your dreams, and live life like a millionaire, without actually having to be one.

The 100$ Startup

The $100 Startup shows you how to break free from the shackles of 9 to 5 by combining your passion and skills into your own microbusiness, which you can start for $100 or less, yet still turn into a full time income, thanks to the power of the internet.

Think And Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill examines the psychological power of thought and the brain in the process of furthering your career for both monetary and personal satisfaction. Originally published in 1937, this is one of the all-time self-help classics and a must read for investors and entrepreneurial types.

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