What is the one thing that successful entrepreneurs have in common? It is not the high IQ or luxury cars but around 90% of them spend at least 30 minutes a day for reading. If you want to make it really big in the business world, you must develop the reading habit because it is a skill that inspires you to move forward and helps you overcome the challenges in life.
The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
The author, Ben Horowitz is a successful business entrepreneur himself (co-founder of the well-known venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz) and he talks about how hard to run a business in a brutally honest manner. Horowitz speaks about his own hard-earned rise in a straightforward tone laced with humor and this book offers valuable advice for both young entrepreneurs and experienced business people.
Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
This book teaches you how to unlock your inner creativity effectively to become a successful entrepreneur. It follows an incredibly inspiring and entertaining narrative and you can learn how to approach a problem and solve it innovatively to become more productive and successful in life.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book is one of the most popular self-help and management books ever written. It discusses how habits form character and Stephen Covey reveals that the habits have a powerful role in our life. As the name suggests, this book talks about 7 habits that make a successful individual and it puts forward a systematic method of approach to solving professional and personal problems.
These three books lead you to new ways of thinking and teach you how to become a successful entrepreneur by tapping into your creative potential. Other popular must-read books for entrepreneurs include Choose Yourself by James Altucher, The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, Purple Cow by Seth Godin, To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink, As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen and How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie as well.