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Top 13 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read

By Istvan Bujdoso | ARCHIVED

Apr 21
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On 29th Nov 2017, I published a new blog post listing 40+ amazing books…

…about entrepreneurship, business, financial freedom, success, wealth, sales, mindset, and a lot more…

Click here to see The Ultimate Book List for Entrepreneurs…

After reading several books in the past years I felt it’s the perfect time to reveal the list of the best books I read about entrepreneurship, business, financial freedom, sales, niching, mindset, and a lot more. Check out the top 13 books! 😉

 


 

The Compound Effect

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

“No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. If you’re serious about living an extraordinary life, use the power of The Compound Effect to create the success you want.” (Amazon)

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki

“Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich. Challenge the belief that your house is an asset. Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money. Define once and for all an asset and a liability. Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success” (Amazon)

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The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

“A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it’s not all about work

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

– How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
– How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
– How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
– How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
– How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’.

This new updated and expanded edition includes:

More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
– Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal
– How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
– The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.” (Amazon)

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Sell or Be Sold

Sell or be Sold by Grant Cardone

“Whether it’s selling your company’s product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can – and should – be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind.

In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue. You will learn how to handle rejection, turn around negative situations, shorten sales cycles, and guarantee yourself greatness. Cardone will also teach you the success essentials of

– Selling in a bad economy
– Overcoming call reluctance
– Filling your pipeline with new business
– Staying positive, despite rejection

With the experience of a seasoned sales vet at the helm, Sell or Be Sold will change the way you perceive the sale – and life.” (Amazon)

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The Closers Survival Guide

The Closer’s Survival Guide by Grant Cardone

“Learn to close and you will never be without work or without money!

The most powerful arsenal of closes ever! This audiobook over 120 Closes includes: 31 Money Closes, 17 Time Related Closes, 3 Pressure Closes, 3 Agreement Closes, 8 Decision Closes, and another 64 of the most creative closes you will ever find in one book! Financial “Closing” is the final step in the pursuit of ANY goal. This thing called closing is not just something that sales people do but something that applies to every person. Nothing truly happens until you are able to engender the support, energy and resources of others. As harsh as it may seem the close is what separates those who have from those who have from those who don’t have. This critically and vital ability is what differentiates the dreamer from the exceptional individual that makes dreams come true.

The world is filled with people who have grand dreams of new products or ideas that will change the world that never become reality simply because the dreamer couldn’t close others on supporting their dream. The world is abundant with grand ideas and big dreams and short on people who can close others on funding, supporting and getting behind them! It is the ability to close that makes a difference more than any other skill you will learn in life!

Grant Cardone’s book, The Closer’s Survival Guide, is not a theory of closing the deal, but exactly HOW to close the deal including the 20 major rules of closing and over 120 exact closes that you can use every day!” (Amazon)

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The 10X Rule

The 10X Rule – The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

“While most people operate with only three degrees of action–no action, retreat, or normal action–if you′re after big goals, you don′t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clich s and risk–aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.

– Learn the “Estimation of Effort” calculation to ensure you exceed your targets
– Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity
– Discover the time management myth
– Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed
– Know the exact formula to solve problems

Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.” (Amazon)

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Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition by W Chan Kim

“The global phenomenon that has sold 3.5 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 43 languages and is a bestseller across five continent snow updated and expanded with new content. This global bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Now updated with fresh content from the authors, “Blue Ocean Strategy” argues that cut throat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating blue oceans untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. “Blue Ocean Strategy” presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes: A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time Two new chapters and an expanded third one Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space and making the competition irrelevant. To learn more about the power of blue ocean strategy, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you ll find all the resources you need from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.”” (Amazon)

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Words that Sell

Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas by Richard Bayan

“More than 6,000 words and phrases that make the difference between “yadda-yadda-yadda” and copy that sells

Looking for a better way to say “authentic?” Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about “appealing?” Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on “exciting.” Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.

More than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, including 21 new lists for this edition
Cross-referencing of categories to jump-start creative thinking
A crash course in basic copywriting techniques
Helpful lists of commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more
Roget’s is fine for writing term papers and letters to the editor, but when it comes to the business of writing copy that translates into sales, there is no substitute for Words That Sell.

Find the perfect words and phrases to win over customers

Grabbers that get attention:
No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * All the right ingredients * Inside information * Do you enjoy…? * Leap into…

Descriptions and benefits that create appeal:
Irresistible * winning * zesty * huggable * satisfying * You’ll fall in love with…* Your ticket to… * king-size * Gives you the power * baby-soft *

Clinchers to win over your customer:
Reap the benefits today * Don’t miss out! * No risk now, no risk later! * You can do it!* You be the judge * Send for our free catalog * 100% satisfaction guarantee

Special strategies that seal the deal:
Five-star quality * You’re worth it * Don’t fall for… * We make life easier * You’re one of a select few… * discriminating * Your thoughtful gift” (Amazon)

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Influence the Psychology of Persuasion

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

“Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

You’ll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.” (Amazon)

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Losing My Virginity

Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

“This is the worldwide bestselling autobiography of iconic entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, featuring his take on his latest business ventures, personal achievements and intrepid adventures.

In Losing my Virginity, you’ll discover how Sir Richard is committed to building a better world through responsible, holistic business practices and ventures such as the Virgin Health Bank, which is contributing to regenerative medicine, Virgin Fuels, which has pledged £200 million to renewable energy projects, and his company’s charitable arm, Virgin Unite. You’ll also learn about how Sir Richard and his company are reaching for the stars in a new era of commercial space travel with Virgin Galactic.

With insights into this very public figure’s personal life as well as his business successes and the lessons he’s learned along the way, this is an amazing memoir, motivational business guide and inspiring story that will capture your imagination.” (Amazon)

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The Greatest Salesman in the World

The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

“What you are today is not important… for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls.According to the 1930 U.S. Census, Og Mandino was born in Natick, Massachusetts on December 12, 1923 to parents Silvio and Margaret Mandino, and was named Augustine after his paternal Italian grandfather.[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][2][3] Mandino was once the editor of his high school paper and planned to attend the University of Missouri’s journalism school When in the summer of 1940, before he was able to enter college, his mother died from a massive heart attack, he decided to work in a paper factory until 1942. Afterward, he joined the United States Army Air Corps where he became a military officer and a bombardier. He flew for thirty bombing missions over Germany on board a B-24 Liberator during World War II.[4] During this time, he flew with fellow pilot and movie star, James Stewart. After his military duties, Mandino became an insurance salesman. One wintry November morning in Cleveland, Mandino contemplated committing suicide. But as he sorted through several books in a library, volumes of self-help, success and motivation books captured Mandino’s attention. He selected some titles, went to a table and began reading. Mandino followed his visit to the library with more visits to many other libraries around the United States. He read hundreds of books that dealt with success, a pastime that helped him alleviate his alcoholism. It was in a library in Concord, New Hampshire, where he found W. Clement Stone’s classic, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, a book that changed Mandino for the better.” (Amazon)

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The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

“Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In this book, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.

Divided into five parts, the book offers a frank and friendly discussion of consciousness and how we can develop it. In part one, he examines the notion of self and the inner dialogue that all of us live with. Part two examines the experience of energy as it flows through us and works to show readers how to open their hearts to the energy of experience that permeates their lives. Ways to overcome tendencies to close down to the rest of the world are the subject of part three. Enlightenment and the embrace of universal consciousness are the subject of part four. And finally, in part five, Singer returns to daily life and the pursuit of “unconditional happiness.” Throughout, the book maintains a light and engaging tone, free from heavy dogma and prescriptive religious references. The easy exercises that figure in each chapter help readers experience the ideas that Singer presents.” (Amazon)

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The Power of Now

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

“The phenomenal bestselling self-help book of its generation – for spiritual followers of the Dalai Lama and Deepak Chopra. Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier and happier life by living in the present moment.

To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to guide us.

Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of THE POWER OF NOW. It’s a book to be revisited again and again.” (Amazon)

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