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8 Best Books for Young Start-up Owners


8 Best Books for Young Start-up Owners

Will Smith, one the greatest actors in Hollywood once said that “There have been people who lived before us so there is no new problem which they haven’t solved yet. There is a book for every problem.” The same goes when we talk about entrepreneurship, every problem which you are facing or going to face has already been solved by an existing entrepreneur and there are multiple books from which you can learn how they have solved their problems. Following is a list of books which every young start-up owner should read once in her/his lifetime.

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

This book is one of the most recommended books by top CEO’s and business leaders for young start-up owners. It contains seven principles and steps that you should follow to have a successful and prosperous life. This book has transformed the lives of many people; from presidents to top businessmen, this book is favourite to all.

  • Built to Last by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras

Every entrepreneur and business owner should have this book on their shelf as it will teach you how you can build a company which will last forever. Authors have done an in-depth study of the top 18 companies from their inception. In this, they have shown how these companies tackled their competitors, what the best practices are, how to treat employees and how to scale it. You can learn from them and apply the same.

  • How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was an amazing author of many self-help books and one of them was this book.  For more than eight decades this book has been teaching how a person can improve their relationships with their friends, clients and colleagues. This will be very beneficial for people who are struggling due to their communication skills.

  • Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill

This book is known to be the father of all self-help books. Napoleon Hill wrote this book in the year 1937 by researching with top business leaders of America for over twenty years. This book will help you to change your beliefs and achieve success.

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins

Everyone wants to be great, but how you can make yourself or your company the greatest company? This book will show you how some companies can go from good to great and became a household brand. This book will show you practical techniques which will help you to make your company great.

  • Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff

This is a modern book in which you will learn how social media is changing the way we operate the business and how we use it to our benefits. It will allow you to make full use of the internet which is very crucial for modern-day entrepreneur.

This is the best book for getting understanding of money. In this book, the author will tell you the story of his two fathers, one who taught him how to deal business and became rich and the other one who taught him to have a good education. If you are going to read this book then get ready because it will challenge your beliefs about money.

  • Getting things done by David Allen

This book will teach you how you can manage yourself and get your things done. It will also help you to fight procrastination which is the biggest enemy of human. This book is for young start-up owners who want to enhance their productivity.

Also read Richest Man in Babylon