Most CEO’s read 1 book per week. That is a lot of reading. But people don’t get that much of the time that they can dedicate to reading. Reading is an invaluable skill if you’re aspiring to be an entrepreneur. So, here’s a list of 5 books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.
Rand Fishkin is the CEO and Co-Founder of SEOmoz, a pioneer in the field of Search engine optimization tools, resources & community.
His book takes you through the life of a tech start-up CEO. Spoiler alert: it’s not all unicorns, rainbows and gumdrops. He pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to battle for success in the start-up world. His advice is sound and can be applied to any type of business, no matter the size or industry.
ALLEN GANNETT, founder and CEO of TrackMaven, clients include Microsoft, Marriott, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda and GE. He has been in the list of “30 Under 30” for both Inc. and Forbes
Many individuals wouldn’t view themselves as “creative”. As indicated by Allen Gannett, imagination isn’t selective – under the correct conditions, anybody can be inventive. The craft of creativeness lies in acing and following the laws of the imaginative bend.
The author does a phenomenal job of exploring creativity and provides advice on how to spark creative moments in your life. The book gives real-life examples, with some interesting pieces of creatives using the “creative curve”.
Jim Collins is an American author, consultant and lecturer. He has authored and co-authored many books including the classic Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, which has been translated into 25 languages. Good to Great has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 32 languages.
Why does one company become successful while another fails? What things would you be able to implant into your organization’s ethos from the very first moment that will enable you to build a lasting business? This book gives a gives the research done by Jim Collins and his team. More than five years, they contemplated 28 organizations, pouring over information and meetings to recognize the key determinants of success and failure.
Stephen Richards Covey was an author, businessman, and speaker. He has written more than 15 books.
This book by Stephen R Covey gives timeless lessons and they work at any given time. The habits mentioned in the book are still relevant and work effectively. This is the main reason this book has been sold in huge numbers.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian American entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, who has a social media following in millions.
For the majority of people, putting themselves out there to sell their brand or their company can be intimidating, but everyone needs to do it. I’m proof you don’t have to be the most extroverted person to succeed, but you do have to work hard and get yourself out there. For example, I set goals for myself every time I go to events around the number of people to meet. The tales and tips in Crushing It help inspire you without hesitation and build up your methodologies.