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The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate List of Books & More

Given the vast number of self-published books, there aren’t any specific numbers on how many books are published each year, let alone business books intended for entrepreneurs. We can safely say, however, that every year there are hundreds of thousands of English language books published: Amazon’s “entrepreneurship” bookstore provides a list of 37,976 books, which would require a few lifetimes to read them all.

My shortlist is a bit briefer. Here are eight of the very best books on entrepreneurship I’ve read. Any book’s status as very best is, admittedly, an individualistic judgment call. But I know that these have helped me — and thousands of other entrepreneurs. So, from one developing entrepreneur to another, here they are:

1. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It, by Michael Gerber

2. Zero To One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, by Peter Thiel

3. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, by Jeff Sutherland and J.J. Sutherland

4. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, by Arianna Huffington

5. The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller

6. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, by Brian Tracy

7. The TenX Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure, by Grant Cardone

8. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, by Greg McKeown

Curated from “The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate List of 8 Must-Read Books

Also check out these posts from across the web:

  1. The four critical traits of highly successful people [LinkedIn]

  2. How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 [Medium]

  3. Entrepreneurs Don’t Overthink Things. They Make a Decision and Go With It. [Entrepreneur]

  4. How To Get A Loan If Your Business Is Hit By A Natural Disaster [Forbes]

  5. How to find funding for a tech startup [USAToday]

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Gresham Harkless Jr.

Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.

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