I am not a big fan of words like “Killer” while writing a post title but books can be literally called the same! The great man once said, “A Great Reader is a Great Leader“. Ask a successful entrepreneur of any age and he will recommend you “at least” one best book which made him what he is today.
Here are the evergreen business books for newbie entrepreneurs. As a teen entrepreneur, these books were my only source of inspiration. These are from the best collections recommended by some of the great business persons over and over.
Please accept my apology if you have read all of them. And if you have, I request you to suggest more in the comments below so that I can add them to the list. so here they are!
- The Art of War ~ Sun Tzu
- Zero to One ~ Peter Thiel
- How to Win Friends and Influence People ~ Dale Carnegie
- Think and Grow Rich ~ Nepolean Hills
- Rich Dad Poor Dad ~ R T Kiyosaki
- The Lean Startup ~ Eric Ries
- Four Hour Work Week ~ Timothy Ferriss
Sun Tzu was one of the greatest military general and military strategist in the Chinese history. His techniques were so powerful that he never lost a single battle according to a myth.
The art of war is a collection of his teachings and guide to implementing it into your daily life and business.
“Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership.”— Newsweek
The next Bill Gate won’t create Microsoft. This is the book to tell you what to do while creating a business and to add value to the world.
‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.’ – Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla
The book is popularly known as a bible for successful relationships. How to win friends and influence people is an evergreen read which seems to help an introvert entrepreneur to become successful, an idiot to become smarter, and a dumb to become the next millionaire.
Recommended read by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
What if I tell you, there is a book which tells the best recipe for success. A mindblowing read from an author who studies millionaires for over 20 years. The author himself has seen a struggle and success both. Highly recommended.
This is the best single book on personal success ever written; it made me a millionaire starting from nothing. —Brian Tracy, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a story of a boy who learns from his two fathers “his original, biological father” and his friend’s father or his “mentor”. The story tells why an attitude is way more important than money.
RICH DAD, POOR DAD is a starting point for anyone looking to gain control of their financial future USA TODAY
A regular read for all age entrepreneurs. The book focuses on more experimental ways to bring your vision ahead. It discusses more scientific ways to create and manage organizations and teams. A good read for tech startup founders.
“Eric has created a science where previously there was only art. A must read for every serious entrepreneur—and every manager interested in innovation.”
—Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, Opsware Inc. and Netscape
A book which can successfully describe the best ways to leave 9-to-5 schedule, start living mobile, reducing your workload and give you a life along with a successful business. A book for every freelancer, solopreneur, and Entrepreneur of the new age.
“Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51.”
—Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com
It Doesn’t End Here
This is merely a beginning. Thousands of books are written in almost every niche. No matter on which part of the business you are trying to emphasise, the above list will give you a handful of knowledge to run your business and life successfully.