Books All Entrepreneurs Should Read

Ryan Jesenik on books that all entrepreneurs should read.

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Something that many of the world’s wealthiest people have in common is that they all read regularly. Reading has been around for thousands of years. While it may not be as popular as it once was in this age of audio-video media and gaming software, it is still a powerful habit that anyone can immensely benefit from.

People who read consistently have higher levels of cognitive function and a better comprehension of abstract concepts. Reading also improves reasoning ability, vocabulary, and memory.

Reading is always important for entrepreneurs because it helps them stay up-to-date with market trends. Perusing information provides a better understanding of what’s going on around them and how they can use their skills and knowledge to create a disruptive business.

3 Thought-Provoking Books Entrepreneurs Should Read

Here are 3 books that can help aspiring entrepreneurs get better at business.

  1. Choose Yourself by James Altucher elaborates on how failing is nothing to be feared because it is an inevitable part of life. Many people learn more from their failures than from their successes, so embrace the lessons that failure offers. He also touches on creative thinking because an entrepreneur must be creative in order to come up with new ideas for products or services. They must also use their creativity to market those ideas.
  2. Purple Cow by Seth Godin describes the value of creating products that are both flexible and attractive, so they can be used in different ways by different people. Early adopters, the first few hundred people who try out a new product, will then determine the extent of success or failure of a product.
  3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey is a popular self-help book that’s been read by 15 million people. This is an amazing guide for success in any field, but it can be especially helpful to people who are looking for life principles on how to come up with goals, find their passion, and live a happier, more fulfilling, well-balanced life.

Many highly successful entrepreneurs have a love for reading. These people go through a variety of books and magazines in their spare time and develop their own opinions about various topics, which can lead to groundbreaking business ideas.

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