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8 Must Read Books For Every Start-up Entrepreneur

By | June 19, 2010

Setting out on a new venture as an entrepreneur has its challenges. Consulting the ideas of successful entrepreneurs before you will go a long way in helping you get prepared

As entrepreneurism goes, finance, personnel management, marketing are some of the cardinal points an entrepreneur has to grasp even if at the basic level. Reading good entrepreneurial books is good way to get started unraveling the mysteries of successful entrepreneurship.

As far as personal finance goes, as an entrepreneur you’ll be better reading Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Think and Grow Rich will set your mind firmly on the part to creative thinking and utmost determination. It is the best mind-conditioner for successful thinking which you’ll need a good dose of in your race for entrepreneurial glory. When the tough moments come, you’ll definitely need the wisdom in Think and Grow Rich to keep the desire burning.

On handling of personnel which many entrepreneurs believe is about the hardest thing in entrepreneurism, Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People will definitely help in getting business associates and employees to work well with you.

Management books like The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Market Based Management by Roger Best would also do you a lot of good.
You’ll also want to read spirit lifting books by massively successful entrepreneurs. A few of the best;
- Art of The Deal (Donald Trump)
- Losing My Virginity (Richard Branson)
Finally, Microsoft guru Bill Gates’ book “Business at the Speed of Thought” will give you a helpful insight on business at this period of internet and technological innovations. The wisdom and ideas in these books will help a budding entrepreneur develop more confidence and will to survive in the increasingly competitive business world.

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