Essential Reading for Entrepreneurs

There are a ton of reading lists for entrepreneurs on the internet. Many of them deal with topics ranging from vision and spirit to marketing and wealth management. All of these lists claim to be the best and most influential, although many of the titles overlap.

The practice of reading essential for the successful entrepreneur. That is why these lists exist. The entrepreneur must always be on a search for knowledge and new information. They must desire to always find  new ways of doing business and growing, as both a business owner and a person.  

Here is the contribution of one more list. While it is nowhere near exhaustive, it includes many of the more well known books as well as the lesser known. They all have a extensive amounts of valuable knowledge for those who want to be successful.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie

In this classic, Dale Carnegie helps the reader become more likable while handling people in appropriate, success driven ways. Valuable skills for any entrepreneur.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

The 7 habits of highly effective people

One of the most inspirational books of our time, Stephen Covey teaches us the habits that are associated with highly effective people. A must read.

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The 4 hour workweek

Ferris teaches you how to work less and earn more in this classic entrepreneurial tome.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

A biography on one of the most famous and influential entrepreneurs of the post modern era.

Do The Work by Stephen Pressfield


A book about how to fight resistance, Stephen Pressfield preaches this message: in order be productive, you must do the work.

Tribes by Seth Godin

Tribes by Seth Godin

A book about how to build a community in business. Set Godin believes that all humans want to live in tribes. How we do so and how leaders recognize this will shape business practices. 

The Entrepreneur Mind by Kevin D. Johnson

The Entrepreneur Mind

Kevin D. Johnson is straight to the point in this book: change the way you think and you can be successful in business.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich

A classic motivational manifesto, all entrepreneurs need to read Napoleon Hill’s work.

Bootstrapping your Business by Greg Pianoforte

Bootstrapping your business

Learn the advantages and disadvantages of bootstrapping your business versus being traditionally funded.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Another classic bestseller, Robert Kiyosaki shares two perspectives on personal finances in this influential book.