Children in poor families are usually recommended to study hard in order to find a good job in the future, while those in rich families are advised to create good jobs for other people. To be rich, you should run your own business, not work for someone else. In order to run a business, it is not as easy as what you think. Therefore, people who want to run their own business are recommended to read some business books which are important for a start-up. People will find it hard to decide which book they should read. Here is a list of the 10 books which are recommended to read:
1.Rich Dad Poor Dad:
is a book which was written by entrepreneur Robert T.Kiyosaki. This book was originally self-published in 1997. It was later published in April 1, 2000 with the full-length edition which was picked up as a New York Times bestseller.It has been sold over 26 million copies and became a household name. This book is about Robert and his two fathers-the rich and the poor. Robert was brought up by two fathers who advised him in different ways. “Rich Dad Poor Dad” mentioned about Robert’s personal story, the differences between asset and liability and what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not. They are just some parts of the book, and there are more. Through reading this book, you will learn about financial independence as well as financial intelligence. The book also tells you about the importance of investing and entrepreneurship, which would really inspire you in your start-up business.
2.The E-myth revisited (Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to doaboutit):
This book was written by author Michael E. Gerber and was published in March 3, 1995.This book is recommended to read if you intend to read only a book, said by Startup Daddy. It will remove fear on starting your business and will tell you how commonplace you will get in running your own business. The book will guide you from entrepreneurial infancy to mature entrepreneurial perspective, and it will teach you the lesson of franchising as well. You will be able to run your business productively after reading this book.
3.Start Your Own Business (The Only Startup book you’ll ever need):
Its 5th edition was published by Entrepreneur Press and was released on October 2010. It was named as Business Week Bestseller which was sold out more than 300,000copies. The book will show you the secrets of winner and tell you how to reduce mistakes and to increase profit. Also, it will guide you into a successful business. It will give you exactly what you need to save time, money and to succeed in your startup.
4.90% of Startups Fail:
was written by Allan Green. Actually, Failure is a key to Success. Reading story of successful people will not benefit you as much as reading book of failure. This book will show you the failures that people made, so you can learn from the failures and avoid it. By reading the failures of people, it will help you to consider the cause of failures so that you will take time to think. It will also help you to understand the risks in business, which will lead you to be a successful entrepreneur. Through reading this book, you will discover how to manage risks that will possibly happen in your future business. This book is highly recommended to read for people who are considering of starting up a business.
5.Startup CEO (A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business):
was written by author Matt Bumberg. Being as a technology and marketing entrepreneur, Blumberg has been faced with a numbers of issues in the position of CEO. “The Startup CEO” will cover those problems he met and discuss the details of the difficulties as being a CEO. The book was divided into 5 comprehensive parts which show you the important basics of endeavor-from startup stage into the growth stage.
was written by Jason Fried and David Hansson and published by Crown Business. It was also known as New York Times Bestseller. This book will introduce you about how to succeed in business easily and quickly. You do not need to find the office, you don’t need to work very hard, or you don’t even need to waste time on any meeting. What you really need is to stop talking and start working. This book will teach you how to increase your productivity, and it will counter-intuitively inspire and provoke you. Read this book and you will find valuable guidance.
7.The Lean Startup:
is a developing business book written by Eric Ries. It was published by Crown Business Publishing in September 2011, became a #2 New York Times Bestseller and was sold out 90,000 copies in June 2012. “The Lean Startup” is a new method which is being adopted all around the world. Without wasting time in creating business plan, this book will offer entrepreneur a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and to adjust. It will show you a scientific approach in managing your startup when companies need to innovate.
8.The Art of The Start:
was written by Guy Kawasaki who is the author of bestselling business books. This book offers essential guidance on how to transform ideas into action, hire right people, create a brand, buzz the competition and launch a great product and services. It will show you an adventure which is more art than science – the art of the start.
9.The small Business Start-Up Kit (A step-by-step legal guide):
was written by Peri Pakroo. This book will guide you the step-by-step strategy in starting a business. It will show you how to launch a business easily, quickly and confidently. This book will explain you about the best business structure, an effective business plan, financial management, contract and so on. It will provide you a lot of useful information on promoting a business as well as hiring and managing employees.
10.The Four Steps to the Epiphany:
is sort of a business Bible book which contains pure gold information. The book will show you the four steps to run your business successfully. This will help you on how to bring a product to market, how to write a business plan, marketing plan and sales plan. In addition, it will also teach you about step-by-step strategy on how to organize your business and develop it to a successful one.