Starting a business can be a daunting task, but there are many resources available to help aspiring entrepreneurs get started. One of the most valuable sources of information is a good book. Here are five books that aspiring entrepreneurs should consider reading in 2023:
“The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries – This book is a must-read for any entrepreneur. It teaches the importance of building a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and using it to gather customer feedback. This helps entrepreneurs validate their ideas and make necessary adjustments before fully committing to a product or service.
“The Millionaire Fastlane” by MJ DeMarco – This book challenges the traditional “9-5” work mentality and encourages entrepreneurs to think outside the box when it comes to building wealth. DeMarco argues that the “slowlane” (the traditional path to wealth) is not the only way to succeed, and offers strategies for creating wealth through entrepreneurship.
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey – This book has been a bestseller for decades and for good reason. It teaches the importance of personal effectiveness and how to develop habits that lead to success. Many of the principles outlined in this book are applicable to entrepreneurship, such as the importance of setting goals and prioritizing tasks.
“The Art of Possibility” by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander – This book teaches entrepreneurs how to think outside the box and embrace possibility. It encourages readers to think creatively and to see challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation.
“Start with Why” by Simon Sinek – This book explores the concept of “why” and how it drives successful businesses. Sinek argues that companies that start with “why” (i.e. their purpose or belief) are more successful than those that start with “what” (i.e. their products or services). This book is a must-read for any entrepreneur looking to build a business with purpose.
These are just a few of the many great books available to aspiring entrepreneurs. Reading can be a valuable way to gain knowledge and inspiration, so be sure to make time for it in your busy schedule. If reading isn’t your thing, then you listen to these books on Audible while you workout or drive.