Depending on where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you will need to adjust your reading materials. The following list covers a wide range of ways of thinking about life and business, so pick the ones that will have the largest impact on your life right now.
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
When to read? When you’ve just finished high school and want to expand your horizons. This book is basically the pillar on which all other business books are built. While the title is based on increased income, the author insists that the philosophy in the book helps people be and do anything they imagine. He was the protege of Andrew Carnegie, one of the richest people to ever live. This book is the study of many individuals who had amassed personal fortunes and what common traits they share. Don’t be put off by the fact that this is an older book. If you haven’t read yet, what are you waiting for?
“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kyosaki
You should read this when you’re ready to start your financial journey. This is the first book that will truly make an impact on how you look at life. It teaches the importance of cash flow and helps you understand the difference between assets and liabilities. The business community agrees that it is one of the best business books ever written.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The author, Benjamin Graham was the mentor and main inspiration of Warren Buffet. Warren Buffet is the third richest person in the world, so that says a lot! In this book, he teaches the elements of value investing. If you want to go into the stock market, this book is essential for you!
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Tim Ferris’ book has to do with how you build your business model. It tackles the idea of location independence, where you can travel the world, make your money, and live your life to the fullest. Becoming a millionaire was never easier than it is today, according to Tim Ferris.
No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you will want to keep your knowledge up to date. The books above are some of the most popular as well as the most insightful for entrepreneurs. Choose one or choose all!