10 Inspiring Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Then these are the books you must absolutely read!

(Last Updated On: February 28, 2019)

As we see, today’s youth is on its way to make their destiny and what better than going all prepared for this. The key to being a successful entrepreneur in today’s world is by first knowing your business in and out and how do you do that? Well, there are a lot of amazing books for entrepreneurs that help you know what you are getting into and help you to excel at it. So, we have compiled few best books for startup entrepreneurs that are way inspiring, have a look here:

  1. Shoe Dog

Shoe dog

This book is suggested by the super success icon, Bill Gates in his list of “Books Recommended by Bill Gates”. This is a highly inspiring memoir by Nike’s founder and board chairman Phil Knight who shares his journey of the early struggles and the later days. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this is a must read for you!

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  1. The Hard Thing About Hard Things

The hard thing about hard things
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Co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most esteemed entrepreneur, Ben Horowitz talks about startups. This book is an honest picture of the struggles that startups and the upcoming entrepreneurs go through and how true work is valued. Humorous and to the point, this book is a joy ride about hard things!

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  1. Zero to One

 Zero to one
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The most eminent investor and legendary entrepreneur, Peter Thiel talks about how businesses run in this highly inspiring book. This also talks about building your future the right way. This is one of the books for entrepreneurs in recent times.

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  1. Entrepreneurship Simplified

Entrepreneurship Simplified

In Entrepreneurship Simplified, Ashok Soota and S. R. Gopalan talk about each step of being an entrepreneur and explain us in detail how to be successful at what you do. This is a great guide for budding and established entrepreneurs both! This surely is one of the best books for business startups.

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  1. Take Me Home

Take me home
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Take Me Home by Rashmi Bansal is one of the best startup novels in recent times. This book talks about 20 people from small town India who thought to make it big and did it so successfully. These are the stories of people leaving homes, their towns and in few cases even countries! If you think things are impossible, read this!

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  1. The Underage CEO’s

 The underage ceos
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This is an inspiring book for every upcoming Indian entrepreneur, it talks about eleven people who started early, right after their college! This book as a whole is about the new wave of startups and entrepreneurship that has taken over India and how it is changing the face of the country. This surely falls in the list of best books for startup entrepreneurs.

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  1. I, Steve

I, Steve
The legendry Steve Jobs talks about innovations and ideas for every entrepreneur in this book! Directly from the horse’s mouth, this book has over 200 quotations from our most looked-upon entrepreneur. This surely is one of the best books for entrepreneurs!

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  1. Outliers 


The most successful Malcolm Gladwell talks about success and how to achieve it in this book and tells us not to look at the success of our idols but rather focus on how they achieved it and the situations around them.

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  1. The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories

 The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories
This book is a compilation of great stories- the 13 best of the biggest business names in the country like Dhirubhai Ambani, Rahul Bajaj, Ratan Tata, Vijay Mallya, JRD Tata, Aditya Birla, Walchand Hirachand and more. This is a great guide for an upcoming Indian entrepreneur!

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  1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


Last but not the least, here is a book to make your life more productive. This is a great guide about self-control, planning and discipline. More than 10 million sold worldwide, that should be reason enough for you to give this one a try!

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