Top 50+ Best Entrepreneur Business Books & eBooks

Why do we read entrepreneur or business books? I personally think it’s a great idea to be open-minded and expand our knowledge by reading experiences of people who are ahead of the game from our current positions.

I plan on reading more to broaden my horizon as well as release some broken down cliff note reviews on the books which I read.

The following reasons below are my own reasons on why I enjoy reading business and success type books.

  1. Learn and Experience Through Others At A Higher Level Than Myself.
  2. Learn and Experience New Opportunities Which I Didn’t Originally Know and Understand or Didn’t Think Of.
  3. Motivate and Believe What’s Possible…

1. Learn and Experience Through Others At A Higher Level Than Myself.

I enjoy reading about other like minded people who aim or strive higher than the average person. It’s not often that you will find a hard-working individual who aim for higher aspirations and goals.

In my opinion, from a mindset standpoint it helps to read more about others who are in your situation and/or above your current level in your “journey” to success.

It helps to learn from their own experience to prevent any mistakes on your end which you can prevent. It can save you years of time from time wasted in the future by having to make the same mistake. With this said, while reading I always make an effort to keep an open mind.

Of course, if your mindset is strong. You don’t necessarily need to do this aspect and #2 is more critical IMO.

2. Learn and Experience New Opportunities Which I Didn’t Originally Know and Understand or Didn’t Think Of.

Life is all about perception and our perception is based on our own life experiences which we have experienced. It helps to see the world through another light as it opens up more opportunities to take advantage of and/or understand which we previously didn’t think about.

Reading books of other successful people will bring us into life in their own eyes and we can find ways to relate their stories into our own journey’s and see how things align and/or how we should move forward without our journey of success.

3. Motivate and Believe What’s Possible…

The last reason is to realize what is possible for the highly successful. To learn and understand their own mindset on why they continued down their path of success and what major road blocks and setbacks they had to overcome on their own to end up successful. The average joe would of quit way before they started however, we strive to push ourselves harder and better.

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These books listed below are in no specific order. They will be re-arranged once I decide on which books I want to read.

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  • Lean Marketing for Startups: Agile Product Development, Business Model Design, Web Analytics, and Other Keys to Rapid Growth Kindle Edition
    by Sean Ellis (Author)
  • Startup Growth Engines: Case Studies of How Today’s Most Successful Startups Unlock Extraordinary Growth Kindle Edition
    by Sean Ellis (Author), Morgan Brown (Author)
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Kindle Edition
    by Malcolm Gladwell (Author)
  • Launch!: The Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market Hardcover – March 20, 2014
    by Scott Duffy (Author)
  • Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers Paperback – July 25, 2006
    by Geoffrey A. Moore (Author), Regis McKenna (Foreword)
  • Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters Hardcover – April 22, 2013
    by Jon Acuff (Author)
  • The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Hardcover – September 13, 2011
    by Eric Ries (Author)
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Hardcover – September 16, 2014
    by Peter Thiel (Author), Blake Masters (Author)
  • The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future Hardcover – May 8, 2012
    by Chris Guillebeau (Author)
  • Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion Hardcover – October 13, 2009
    by Gary Vaynerchuk (Author)
  • The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career Kindle Edition
    by Reid Hoffman (Author), Ben Casnocha (Author)
  • Entrepreneur Revolution: How to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works Paperback – April 4, 2013
    by Daniel Priestley (Author)
  • The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime Kindle Edition
    by MJ DeMarco (Author)
  • The Magic of Thinking Big Paperback – Abridged, April 2, 1987
    by David J. Schwartz (Author)
  • The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won’t Learn in College About How to Be Successful Paperback – September 25, 2012
    by Michael Ellsberg (Author)
  • The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It Paperback – October 14, 2004
    by Michael E. Gerber (Author)
  • Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success Paperback – April 10, 2008
    by Russell Simmons (Author), Chris Morrow (Author)
  • You Were Born Rich: Now You Can Discover and Develop Those Riches Paperback – 1997
    by Bob Proctor (Author)
  • What Rich People Know & Desperately Want to Keep Secret Paperback – October 9, 2001
    by Brian Sher (Author)
  • Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy Hardcover – March 24, 1999
    by Bill Gates (Author)
  • How to License Your Million Dollar Idea: Everything You Need to Know to Make Money from Your New Product Idea Paperback – August 1, 1993
    by Harvey Reese (Author)
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Paperback – December 27, 2011
    by Simon Sinek (Author)
  • Choose Yourself! Paperback – June 3, 2013
    by James Altucher (Author), Dick Costolo (Foreword)
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials) Rev Sub Edition
    by Benjamin Graham (Author), Jason Zweig (Author), Warren E. Buffett (Collaborator)
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Hardcover – September 30, 2014
    by Jeff Sutherland (Author), JJ Sutherland (Author)
  • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder Paperback – March 17, 2015
    by Arianna Huffington (Author)
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results Hardcover – April 1, 2013
    by Gary Keller (Author), Jay Papasan (Author)
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Paperback – January 1, 2007
    by Brian Tracy (Author)
  • The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Hardcover – April 26, 2011
    by Grant Cardone (Author)
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
    by Tony Hsieh (Author), Author (Reader)
  • Mastery Paperback – October 29, 2013
    by Robert Greene (Author)
  • The Official Success Guide: Insider Tips and Strategies for Sourcing Products from the World’s Largest B2B Marketplace by Brad Schepp
  • Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald J. Trump
    Mass Market Paperback
  • Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again by Donald J. Trump
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  • Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  • Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg
  • Change is Your Competitive Advantage: Strategies for Adapting, Transforming, and Succeeding in the New Business Reality by Karl G Schoemer
  • Lean Startup How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
  • Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future by Peter, Masters, Blake Thiel
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  • Alibaba’s World: How a Remarkable Chinese Company is Changing the Face of Global Business by Porter
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Hardcover – March 4, 2014
    by Ben Horowitz (Author)

Venture Capital

  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture CapitalistDec 26, 2012
    by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
  • Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your TermsSep 27, 2011
    by Jeffrey Bussgang
  • THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game Hardcover – August 15, 2013
  • Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture CapitalMar 11, 2008
    by Spencer E. Ante
  • The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital: Management Lessons from the Pioneers of Private InvestingDec 14, 2009
    by Robert Finkel and David Greising
  • The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership between Venture Capitalists and EntrepreneursJun 19, 2012
    by William H. Draper and Eric Schmidt
  • Raising Venture Capital for the Serious EntrepreneurOct 1, 2007
    by Dermot Berkery
  • Term Sheets & Valuations – A Line by Line Look at the Intricacies of Venture Capital Term Sheets & Valuations Paperback – 2006
    by Aspatore Books Staff and Alex Wilmerding (Author)
  • Venture Capital Due Diligence: A Guide to Making Smart Investment Choices and Increasing Your Portfolio ReturnsFeb 21, 2002
    by Justin J. Camp
  • Breaking into Private Equity and Venture CapitalJun 17, 2009
    by Daniel Sheyner and


  • Rework Hardcover – March 9, 2010
    by Jason Fried (Author), David Heinemeier Hansson (Author)
  • Cracking the Tech Career: Insider Advice on Landing a Job at Google, Microsoft, Apple, or any Top Tech Company Paperback – September 15, 2014
    by Gayle Laakmann McDowell (Author)




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