Successful Entrepreneur = Risk+ Management, 5 Entreprernuer Books that can help you to enhance skills
An entrepreneur is not merely a businessman. Well, it is really hard to define what exactly an entrepreneur is. Being the owner of a business doesn’t make anyone an entrepreneur. Of course, business sense is one important factor that shapes an entrepreneur but they are always influenced by a creative and new idea. An entrepreneur is known for their balanced risk-taking ability and managerial skills. Entrepreneurship is a creative blend of innovation and leadership. Here is a list of 5 Entreprernuer books that you should read.
A lot of people say that entrepreneurs are born and not made. But we believe that entrepreneurship is a skill that anyone can acquire at any point in life. We wonder, can there be anything better than a book to evoke the entrepreneur in you? Hence, we have shortlisted 5 best books, you must read to evoke the entrepreneur in you.
1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
As the name suggests, this book will tell you what to think to grow rich. It eventually talks about the apt perspective of an entrepreneur. One very powerful line of this masterpiece says – “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” Napoleon says you should think big first with strong desires of achieving it. That’s the only mantra to achieve it.
2. The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Success Strategy for products that win – Steve Blank
The Four Steps to Epiphany is one of the finest pieces in Silicon Valley. It is a book meant to learn entrepreneurship. It is often praised by experts for the illustration of ‘Product/Market Fit’. The book will actually help you in understanding the market. It will give you a more practical stance to what market is and how to deal with it.
3. Good to Great – Jim Collins
The author believes and writes this book in a tone saying, “Good is the Enemy of Great”. His book describes how a company can become great in a good position. It is a technical book where the author talks about his research on systematic phase which any company goes through. Read this book and become great from the good.
4. The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen
It is a Wall Street Journal and a Businessweek classic bestseller. This book is considered as one of the best books to attain leadership qualities. This book is cited by various successful entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Malcolm Gladwell. The author even wrote how a company can do everything for its betterment and still lose, and how can this happen.
5. The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
The $100 Startup is written by Chris Guillebeau. It is divided into three parts, Unexpected Entrepreneurs, Talking in the streets and Leverage in the Next Step.
The authors write that “In the battle between planning and action, action wins”. This statement is one of the key takings from his book. The author has tried to reflect the mere fact that execution and action is the key. Whenever there is planning with no action, there exists a failure and vice-versa is what we call as a win.
These are the best 5 books, you must read if you want to feed the entrepreneur within you. Entrepreneurship is a skill that is a blend of leadership, creativity, innovation, learning capacity and the like. It is great if you are a born entrepreneur but if not, you can become one.
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