The power of words must never be underestimated; they can easily change your life and reshape your view of the world. Books have often been a motivating factor for many to alter their perspective of life for the better. Entrepreneurs are a tribe of people that thrive on the creative prowess of mind and books have often helped them to bring out the best in them. They make one of the essential foods for the successful entrepreneurs.
Here are some amazing books that can change your life for the better and sharpen your entrepreneurship skills:
#1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
This classic by Stephen R. Covey helps you in developing leadership skills. It focuses on how one can change their perception of the world which in turn can help them navigate through life successfully.
“If I want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.”
A creative mind is an unusually gifted mind but tapping into those creative powers is not always easy. Tom and David Kelley are of the belief that every mind has creative power that is waiting to be unleashed only if one tries at it.
“Like a muscle, your creative abilities will grow and strengthen with practice.”
“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.”
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#4. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Habits make a man, and this Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives a scientific justification of how you can change by changing your habits.
“Habits, scientists say, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort.”
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#5. To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink
Salesmanship is an important aspect of business, and the author here focuses not on the sale pitch limited to workplaces but everyday life. It teaches you how understanding the mind of the customer is extremely crucial.
“To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources—not to deprive that person, but to leave him better off in the end.”
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#6. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Every entrepreneur needs to be clear about why they are doing and be able to articulate it well, only then can they became an inspirational figure for others. Hence the title, Start With Why.
“People don’t buy WHAT you do; they buy WHY that you do.”
the success of a brand depends on its community and in this book, Seth focuses on how communities form around a successful brand and why it is crucial for your business.
“The one path that never works is the most common one: doing nothing at all.”
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#8. Thrive by Arianna Huffington
The former editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post gives you her perspective of life, corporate success and how one aspect of life does not just measure success.
"Have you noticed that when we die, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success?”
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#9. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Running your company is a dream that needs to be nurtured from the time it is a sapling, and Eric Ries can give you pointers on how to create radically successful businesses.
“The problem with entrepreneurship is we are often working really hard producing high-quality products that no-one wants. The creation of stuff is not valued.”
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#10. Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
Entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel has given new ways to reason and be innovative in this best-seller.
“Every moment in business happens only once.”
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