5 Must-Read Books on Entrepreneurship
Starting a business from scratch can be one of the most nerve-wracking moments of your life. It feels like a do or die situation. There will be pressure, struggles and a lot of trials, but despite it all one thing is certain – it’s all worth it. It’s your business. It’s your baby. The pride you will feel at every success is incomparable. So, here are 5 books to help you on your journey. Hopefully the lessons these authors have learnt will make your life easier!
A book about a woman’s rise to business superstardom. Barbara Coracan tried her hand at 22 jobs unsuccessfully. One day she decides to quit her job as a waitress and borrows $1000 to start her very own real estate business. Following 24 offbeat lessons her mom taught her, Barbara managed to transform her company into a $4 billion business. Grab this book if you want to feel better about yourself or if you’re looking for some great lessons on overcoming obstacles.
This one is for the women. Sheryl Sandberg is the CEO of Facebook, with a net worth of $1 billion. In this book she discusses women in the business sphere, and what it takes to make it big. A great, empowering book for women and about women, it is an informative read about the corporate world and why so few women are in positions of power. As she gauges this situation, Sheryl has some sage advice and suggestions to allay the problem and at the same time empowers women to reach their full potential.
Here’s the book that will teach you everything you need to know about people
management. Whether you’re dealing with customers or employees, polishing your
people skills will benefit your business manifold. History is proof that behind every
successful business is a supportive employee force. Use this book to learn how to manage your people and bring out their best as well as understand how to deal with customers better. In the service industry, how you manage the people around will decide the fate of your business, making this one of our definitive must-reads.
Success is a mindset. Without setting goals and adopting a positive mindset, one can’t
achieve what they set out to. This book is about changing thought habits and thought
patterns to allow a positive attitude to permeate through. The author also discusses how
people are often held back by the smallness of their thoughts, thus encouraging people to
think big and therefore, achieve big.
On one hand this list has a book about thinking big, and on the other, this gem discusses how much of a difference one small thought can make. Malcolm Gladwell’s first book
describes the phenomenon when a thought/idea/invention crosses a mark, creates a ripple effect and spreads like wildfire. Delving into how an idea reaches cult status, this book understands the various factors that transform a small idea into a world-changing occurrence