Books are a great source of inspiration and knowledge about marketing, finance, and personal development. Nowadays, bookshops are full of publications which can help a potential entrepreneur understand the complicated rules of business. Here’s a list of ten great books on business every serious would-be founder should read in 2016.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Zero to One is the first book on business on this list. The well-experienced entrepreneur Peter Thiel demonstrates how to find unique methods to create attractive content. He presents an optimistic view of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation.
Your Brain at Work by David Rock
Your Brain at Work is a journey through Emily’s and Paul’s brains. They attempt to deal with the vast quantities of information, figure out how to focus on it, and organize it. Fortunately, Emily and Paul are in good hands: David Rock knows how the brain works.
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
Founders at Work is a brilliant collection of interviews with successful innovators from the 80s and 90s. What you get as a reader is a book focused on inspiration (rather than technical instruction.) The most famous entrepreneurs like Steve Wozniak (Apple) and Max Levchin (PayPal) tell their stories and explain how it was for them in the early days. You’ll read how these entrepreneurs stumbled upon the ideas that made them rich, launched their businesses, went out of business, overcame startup challenges, and what lessons they have learned along the way.
Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss
In the business circle, Alan Weiss’ book is considered a consultant’s bible. The book has earned the author the enviable tag of Rock Star of Consulting. Million Dollar Consulting describes how to set up an office, write proposals, delegate labor, and price strategies.
Escape from Cubicle Nation by Pamela Slim
Escape from Cubicle Nation is one of the business bestsellers in 2016. Pamela Slim wrote a book based on her work experiences in corporations and on her auspicious blog Escape from Cubicle Nation. She explores both the pros and cons of the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her career, as well as stories from her coaching clients and blog readers, Slim helps readers weigh their options, and make a successful escape if they decide to go for it.
Will it Fly? by Thomas K. McKnight
In Will it Fly?, McKnight offers a 44-item checklist drawing from his in-depth experience in business launches. He tries to help potential entrepreneurs assess their new business ideas. McKnight’s book will guide readers through all the steps of setting up a new business, from evaluating their personal attitudes to their business exit strategy. It will give you a clear view of what opportunities people have to succeed.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
Michael Gerber’s wrote an entertaining book concerning the inconvenient area of business failure. The E-Myth Revisited will walk the reader through the whole steps in the life of business, those steps being: an idea infancy, the troubling pains of business adolescence, and the stage of business maturity. Gerber dispels any myths surrounding the start of the business. Also, he explains how to establish a successful business and how to avoid some common mistakes.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Readers shouldn’t overlook The $100 Startup. The author, Chris Guillebeau, combines business with pleasure. He reveals how to have the life full of adventures and, at the same time, earn real money. He’s presenting his readers with compelling examples of passionate entrepreneurs who built businesses from modest budgets (often $100 or less). The author visited more than 175 countries – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck.
Money. A Love Story by Kate Northrup
Kate Northrup did not only come up with an appealing title for her book, but also an attractive content. The author explains both the emotional and practical aspects of people’s financial life, and, step-by-step, she helps her readers figure out what’s right and what’s wrong with their perceptions of money and wealth. In Money. A Love Story readers will find out how to chart their current financial life and create a plan of goals to achieve in future.
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
It is an astonishing and inspiring book written by young Nobel Prize winner. I am Malala presents a remarkable story about a family uprooted by global terrorism. The book is about the fight for girls’ education. Yousafzai tells us a story of her father, who championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school in a society that prizes sons more.
Positions described above are the best books about business in 2016. Those inspiring business books are an invaluable source of knowledge and advice. They allow people to learn more about the companies and its rules.