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50 Best Books for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

High Impact Books for Entrepreneurs
By doing a job or saving money in the bank, one cannot be a financially independent person. To take the command over one’s flow of income, one has to be an entrepreneur. Businessmen enjoy more job satisfaction compared to service holders. Though the risk factors and responsibility is more in entrepreneurship, but that is generally compensated by the extra income earned by them. Doing business has become much easier after the introduction of new age technology such as internet. It gives the opportunity to a person to run the business sitting at home or from a remote location. But to do anything, doing research, developing concepts and gathering information are important. Unless and until one reads a lot of good books, he or she lacks vision. The information and concepts given in the book helps a person to explore new ideas and venture into a new field.

The War of Art [Kindle Edition]

The War of Art [Kindle Edition]

(By: Steven Pressfield )

The book advises self help to overcome the inner resistance and achieve the goal. The inner resistance exists within a person’s mind but we have to overcome the pessimism

Rich Dad Poor Dad [Kindle Edition]

Rich Dad Poor Dad [Kindle Edition]

(By: Robert Kiyosaki )

This book makes a comparison between a highly educated father who is unable to earn much and a school dropout father, who was a multi-millionaire. From this, one can take the lessons of personal finance

Think and Grow Rich [Kindle Edition]

Think and Grow Rich [Kindle Edition]

(By: Napoleon Hill )

This book describes the paths of growing rich. A group of people should work together in a synchronized manner for the common goal. The book researched on millionaires and described what made them rich.

The Science of Getting Rich (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

The Science of Getting Rich (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Wallace D. Wattles )

For people looking for just simple money planning, this book is ideal. It does not emphasized on clichéd concepts like self esteem or setting up goals.

The Richest Man in Babylon [Kindle Edition]

The Richest Man in Babylon [Kindle Edition]

(By: George S. Clason )

It was written in 1920s and it was about modern finance and investors. It is helpful for a beginner who is puzzled about the financial world.

The Millionaire Next Door [Kindle Edition]

The Millionaire Next Door [Kindle Edition]

(By: Thomas J. Stanley )

Want to see your name in the list of America’s wealthy people. Go through the interviews of the elite club. It highlights that the choice of occupation and lifestyle matters a lot.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind [Kindle Edition]

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind [Kindle Edition]

(By: T. Harv Eker )

The journey of an entrepreneur is described here. How the central character took a credit card loan and started a fitness store. Within a couple of years, he had doubled his business. The struggle will motivate readers.

The Success Principles(TM) [Kindle Edition]

The Success Principles(TM) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer )

The catch line is that ideologies always work if a person works on those principles. It shows what guiding principles helped aspiring people to achieve success.

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future [Kindle Edition]

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future [Kindle Edition]

(By: Chris Guillebeau )

Want to start a new business and you have just $100 with you. Then go through this book to get idea of new startup and small budgeted business.

Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love [Kindle Edition]

Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love [Kindle Edition]

(By: Scott Fox )

The dream of a common American have changed have turned bigger from a small corner office. To get success in online business, this book is a must read for aspiring modern entrepreneurs.

Your First $1000 - How to Start an Online Business that Actually Makes Money [Kindle Edition]

Your First $1000 - How to Start an Online Business that Actually Makes Money [Kindle Edition]

(By: Steve Scott )

Internet has turned into a money spinner. To catch the money, read this book and become an online millionaire. It will help you to develop profitable websites and earn regular income from it.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

(By: Walter Isaacson )

The roller coaster ride of tech-magician, Steve Jobs is written here. It is basically a compilation of 40 interviews given by him in two years. His struggle and innovation will surely motivate others.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants [Kindle Edition]

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants [Kindle Edition]

(By: Malcolm Gladwell )

The three thousand years old story of David and Goliath will inspire the readers. It shows that how a so called underdog overcome all the challenges and ultimately won the battle.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants [Kindle Edition]

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants [Kindle Edition]

(By: Malcolm Gladwell )

The three thousand years old story of David and Goliath will inspire the readers. It shows that how a so called underdog overcome all the challenges and ultimately won the battle.

Thinking, Fast and Slow [Kindle Edition]

Thinking, Fast and Slow [Kindle Edition]

(By: Daniel Kahneman )

This book is for young graduates, who have just entered the work force. It gives advice that how to make most out of the first job. It also includes best interview practices and resume writing.

How To Win Friends and Influence People [Kindle Edition]

How To Win Friends and Influence People [Kindle Edition]

(By: Dale Carnegie )

The timeless best seller book reveals the tactics of winning friends and influencing them. It guides you how to go after a job you want, and win it.

Think and Grow Rich (Start Motivational Books) [Kindle Edition]

Think and Grow Rich (Start Motivational Books) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Napoleon Hill )

This book describes the paths of growing rich. A group of people should work together in a synchronized manner for a common goal. The book researched on millionaires and described what made them rich.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) [Kindle Edition]

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (25th Anniversary Edition) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Stephen R. Covey )

Good habits will lead to success. This book mentions seven good habits to win the game of life. It's a trend-setting book and a motivational classic, which actually influenced CEO’s, Presidents, educators and common individuals across the globe to improve their career and business.

The Science of Getting Rich (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

The Science of Getting Rich (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Wallace D. Wattles )

This is basically a self help book. It highlights the power of the divine in each part of our life. It also speaks about the power of the mind over body.

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising (APenguin Special from Portfolio) [Kindle Edition]

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising (APenguin Special from Portfolio) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ryan Holiday )

Social media such as Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter and other mediums of digital marketing is a new age concept. It has several benefits over traditional marketing. One has to go through the book to know this.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products [Kindle Edition]

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products [Kindle Edition]

(By: Nir Eyal )

This book gives the idea of new generation products. Be it any application, software, system or program, this book takes you through the blueprint. The book will also be helpful in developing good habits.

How I Made Over $1 Million Using The Law of Attraction: The Last Law of Attraction, How-To, Or Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need To Read (Law of Attraction Series) [Kindle Edition]

How I Made Over $1 Million Using The Law of Attraction: The Last Law of Attraction, How-To, Or Self-Help Book You Will Ever Need To Read (Law of Attraction Series) [Kindle Edition]

(By: E.K. Santo )

A life changing book and CD where the journey of making $1 Million is described here by using the law of attraction. It reflects the struggle behind the idea and concept.

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind [Kindle Edition]

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind [Kindle Edition]

(By: Joseph Murphy )

The book unfolds the secret of the subconscious mind. It describes how it does miracle and how to program or get control over one's subconscious mind. This state of mind determines one's personal destiny.

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. [Kindle Edition]

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content. [Kindle Edition]

(By: Timothy Ferriss )

The cutting edge content book is focused on stress handling. It shows the path for how to reduce working hours while maintaining the same standard of income. It gives step by step guidelines for a luxury lifestyle.

I Will Teach You To Be Rich [Kindle Edition]

I Will Teach You To Be Rich [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ramit Sethi )

One would get serious advice about the personal finance matter from this book. It includes how to save, invest and make your budget. The book also helps to improve basic financial literacy.

Poke the Box [Kindle Edition]

Poke the Box [Kindle Edition]

(By: Seth Godin )

This book will motivate you not to wait for the instructions from the boss. Rather you will be encouraged to take initiatives by your own.

All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All [Kindle Edition]

All Marketers Are Liars: The Underground Classic That Explains How Marketing Really Works--and Why Authenticity Is the Best Marketing of All [Kindle Edition]

(By: Seth Godin )

How do good marketers market their product? According to the book, they do not describe features of the product, not even highlight the benefits. Rather they tell stories that the consumer want to believe and it gets sold.

Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking [Kindle Edition]

Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking [Kindle Edition]

(By: Andy Sernovitz )

A good book to teach marketing techniques. It answers how does simple and smart tips help to improve marketing skills and how does your words do wonders.

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself [Kindle Edition]

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself [Kindle Edition]

(By: John Jantsch )

If you are a small business owner or want to start small business, then this is the book for you. The book recommends an emphasis on word of mouth referral because people trust personal recommendations compared to faceless advertisements.

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter [Kindle Edition]

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable--Includes new bonus chapter [Kindle Edition]

(By: Seth Godin )

If your business does something truly noticeable, it stands out among the regular boring stuff. The central idea of the book is to do something really unique.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers [Kindle Edition]

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ben Horowitz )

The author’s own story about how hard it is to start and run a business. The reader will have an idea what are the challenges that a startup business generally encounters.

Contagious: Why Things Catch On [Kindle Edition]

Contagious: Why Things Catch On [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jonah Berger )

The book clearly demonstrates that people don’t believe in advertisements, rather they depend on the review of peers. Be it family members, friends or even an unknown person, the social influence matters a lot.

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others [Kindle Edition]

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others [Kindle Edition]

(By: Daniel H. Pink )

One out of nine Americans work in sales, as per the labor statistics. The book basically deals with the secret of being a great salesman -- how to make others purchase.

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future [Kindle Edition]

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future [Kindle Edition]

(By: Daniel H. Pink )

The mind or brain is different for different persons such as an artist, a businessman or an investor. The author argues that an artistic mind is essential for any type of professional success.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us [Kindle Edition]

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us [Kindle Edition]

(By: Daniel H. Pink )

In this book, the author differed from the conventional idea that money is the best reward and motivation. Elementarily,he found three types of true motivation -- mastery, purpose and autonomy.

Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype [Kindle Edition]

Youtility: Why Smart Marketing Is about Help Not Hype [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jay Baer )

From the book, one would come to know about how to win the public’s attention, especially in online medium, and defeat all other factors. Winning a customer and retaining him is the ultimate goal, as per the author.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World [Kindle Edition]

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World [Kindle Edition]

(By: Gary Vaynerchuk )

The social media expert author discusses the way to highlight your message in the noisy social world. The social media strategy should be optimal in order to win the game.

Rework [Kindle Edition]

Rework [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jason Fried )

It gives you a fresh, easier and faster way to get business success. The straightforward language of the book encourages one to talk less and implement more.

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series) [Kindle Edition]

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ann Handley, C.C. Chapman )

How to write stories, create videos and post blogs to ace the market of Twitter, Facebook and other social media. The book shows the path to make others care about your product.

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks) [Kindle Edition]

Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (& Other Social Networks) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Dave Kerpen )

A relative or friend’s recommendation is stronger, compared to any other mode of advertisement. The social media is a good platform to be used for that purpose. The book describes this avenue.

Engagement from Scratch! How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same! [Kindle Edition]

Engagement from Scratch! How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same! [Kindle Edition]

(By: Guy Kawasaki (Author), Brian Clark (Author), Mitch Joel (Author), Mark Schaefer (Author), Adam Toren (Author), Sean Platt (Author), Randy Komisar (Author), Alexander Osterwalder (Author), Danny Iny (Author), C.C. Chapman (Foreword) )

Some best of minds expresses their views on business, marketing, blogging and copywriting in the book. It draws a picture of the current online superstars of the business world.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations [Kindle Edition]

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations [Kindle Edition]

(By: Clay Shirky )

The book is based on the internet revolution. It shows how economic, statistical, sociological and psychological theories can be used to ace the digital market world.

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator [Kindle Edition]

Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ryan Holiday )

Media plays a big role today in the case of public image building and the view of a media manipulator is expressed here. Also, the author is of the view that bloggers are the slave of deadlines and money.

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses [Kindle Edition]

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses [Kindle Edition]

(By: Eric Ries )

A startup business needs guidance and this book is here to do that. The book states that lean startups are the new business trend in the market.

The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company [Kindle Edition]

The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great Company [Kindle Edition]

(By: Steve Blank )

The book gives a step by step guideline for success and building an organization. This is basically the guiding manual for startup owners.

CRUSH IT! [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

CRUSH IT! [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

(By: Gary Vaynerchuk )

If you have a hobby or passion and you want to pursue that the whole day through, then this book will guide you to take up your passion and make it your profession.

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age [Paperback]

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age [Paperback]

(By: Paul Graham )

In the world of the internet, anyone can be tapped. Our old typewriter, land phone, radio and camera have now been incorporated to our computer and mobile. The book captures the changing scenario of the world.

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career [Kindle Edition]

The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career [Kindle Edition]

(By: Reid Hoffman )

A career escalator book for startup businesses. In a scenario wherein the unemployment rates are very high and people are turning to business domains, this book is a great help.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't [Kindle Edition]

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jim Collins )

The book should be consulted for long term sustainability of performance. Hardly any company can hold a superior position, however this book helps your business to retain that superior position.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Kindle Edition]

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference [Kindle Edition]

(By: Malcolm Gladwell )

The central idea of the book is that minute things can also make huge differences. Some concepts, social habits and ideas can be the tilting factor for a big business.

23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life [Kindle Edition]

23 Anti-Procrastination Habits: How to Stop Being Lazy and Get Results in Your Life [Kindle Edition]

(By: S.J. Scott )

The book states that handwork and struggle has no substitute. This motivational book shows you the path how not to be lazy at work and get the positive result.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In [Kindle Edition]

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In [Kindle Edition]

(By: Roger Fisher (Author), William L. Ury (Author), Bruce Patton (Author) )

Many people face problems while negotiating and this is vital for any business and communication. This book teaches you the art of doing negotiations and closing the deal in a positive manner.

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It [Kindle Edition]

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It [Kindle Edition]

(By: Mark Cuban )

Everyone wants to know the secret recipe of winning. The book provides huge insider knowledge and the balance between work and life, for being a successful businessman.

Difference: The one-page method for reimagining your business and reinventing your marketing [Kindle Edition]

Difference: The one-page method for reimagining your business and reinventing your marketing [Kindle Edition]

(By: Bernadette Jiwa )

Many entrepreneurs think that marketing is the biggest challenge. This book gives the insight of reinvented marketing methods. The book covers how to spend money, advertise and influence people favorably.

The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand [Kindle Edition]

The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand [Kindle Edition]

(By: Ekaterina Walter (Author), Jessica Gioglio (Author) )

Visual storytelling has a huge impact on everyone and it is the new currency today. The book describes the picture of social media marketing where visuals and videos have a big role to play.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder [Kindle Edition]

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder [Kindle Edition]

(By: Arianna Huffington )

The book deals with the psychology behind success. Even after being successful and achieving the business goals, something remains unfulfilled in the mind.

Ogilvy on Advertising (Vintage) [Kindle Edition]

Ogilvy on Advertising (Vintage) [Kindle Edition]

(By: David Ogilvy )

Teasers play a vital role in advertisements. This book deals with the teasing part of advertisement business. A proper teaser can immediately draw the consumer’s attention to the advertisement.

Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business [Kindle Edition]

Stiletto Network: Inside the Women's Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business [Kindle Edition]

(By: Pamela Ryckman )

There are only a few books which are based on women's empowerment in business. It is one such book and unfolds the insight of the changing scenario of business among women entrepreneurs.

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords (Ultimate Series) [Kindle Edition]

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords (Ultimate Series) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Perry Marshall, Perry Marshall )

Google Adwords is the magic instrument to reach 100 million people in just 10 minutes. The book covers everything about Google Adwords.

FREE GOOGLE: Free SEO, Social Media, and AdWords Resources from Google for Small Business Marketing [Kindle Edition]

FREE GOOGLE: Free SEO, Social Media, and AdWords Resources from Google for Small Business Marketing [Kindle Edition]

(By: Jason McDonald )

Social media, free SEO and Adwords are the part of social media marketing and are very effective for small business houses. The book describes how to take advantage of these instruments.

80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More [Kindle Edition]

80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More [Kindle Edition]

(By: Perry Marshall (Author), Richard Koch (Foreword) )

The 80/20 ratio is the key to any marketing system. If 100 persons are approached, only 20 will show an interest. The book essentially offers the strategy to market products with least effort.

Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less [Kindle Edition]Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less [Kindle Edition]

Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less [Kindle Edition]Epic Content Marketing: How to Tell a Different Story, Break through the Clutter, and Win More Customers by Marketing Less [Kindle Edition]

(By: Joe Pulizzi )

Content marketing is a new and effective business trend. This book reveals the recipe of winning customers by telling stories, providing content and other means.

Ultimate Guide to Link Building: How to Build Backlinks, Authority and Credibility for Your Website, and Increase Click Traffic and Search Ranking (Ultimate Series) [Kindle Edition]

Ultimate Guide to Link Building: How to Build Backlinks, Authority and Credibility for Your Website, and Increase Click Traffic and Search Ranking (Ultimate Series) [Kindle Edition]

(By: Eric Ward (Author), Garrett French (Author) )

The internet is the best marketing vehicle for most businesses now. The book shows business website owners the way to link to other networks, generating traffic to the website, and using public relation activities through social media for better search rankings.

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