4 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2019
Reading is one of the essential tasks entrepreneurs and aspiring CEOs should make time for. Bill Gates, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time, reads around 50 books every year to learn more about the world and inspire himself. Here are the top four recommended books to help entrepreneurs succeed in 2019.
Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
Innovative ideas are often the result of a loonshot, "a wildly dismissed idea whose champions are written off as crazy," explains Safi Bahcall. Through this detailed book, Bahcall demonstrates how these seemingly crazy ideas can be distilled into a transformative product, service or company. Written with contagious enthusiasm, Loonshots provides a wealth of information to translate any idea into a viable plan.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup gives readers the tools they need to help allocate their resources and focus on growth and development of their ideas. It is highly relevant for a book published in 2011. This book is all about learning the adaptive process (how to plan, test, implement, or adjust) and is a guidebook on how to evolve professionally. According to Ries, the reason why many startups fail is that they use a more traditional approach, first seeking to understand their market then make a product with no iterations. Ries encourages entrepreneurs to incorporate flexibility and adaptiveness into their companies for maximum success.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
In this book, Guillebeau gives over 50 case studies of entrepreneurs creating successful businesses with very little startup costs all with the goal of providing the reader with direct, actionable advice to do the same. The inspirational stories demonstrate that aspiring entrepreneurs do not need too much to get their ideas rolling and transforming them into an income stream. The concrete information in the book is sure to inspire and motivate any reader to achieve their goals.
Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
Any entrepreneur in 2019 knows the importance of social media and creating a brand for their product or business. Vaynerchuk understands the importance of building a sharp, positive public image and shows entrepreneurs exactly how to leverage services like Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and more to create the biggest positive influence for their companies. The more vibrant and prevalent a company's social media image is the more of a positive impact it can have on sales and reputation, which are vital statistics for any endeavor.
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These four books just scratch the surface of the knowledge and information to be gained from reading broadly. Adding these titles, and more, to a reading list will help any aspiring entrepreneur succeed in 2019. As you help yourself learn about success, let us help you grow your business by establishing your presence online. Find out how we can help you and succeed today!