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5 Business Book to Get You Started

As entrepreneurs, we know that the business world is constantly growing, moving and changing. In order to keep up, we turn to the knowledge of our friends and peers to learn from. We wanted to provide 5 good reads that have helped millions to kick start their business growth, so open your mind to new ideas and indulge in creativity around building your brand!


Book 1: The $100 Startup by Chris Gillebeau


A book that not only displays the sudo accidental startups that turned into real success stories but a book that promotes creative thinking and the idea of turning your hobbies and passions into sources of income and encourages you to do what you love to help you succeed.


Chris Guillebeau is an author in his mid-30s who toured every country in the world and saw what it has to offer. As someone who's accomplished such a feat, he’s someone who's never once held a “real job” nor has he collected a traditional paycheque. Doing what he loves most he's

a special genius whose ideology reflects well in this book.


The 100$ startup a book by Chris Guillebeau is the perfect book for those who lack in the motivation department and are holding themselves back stating finance as their main issue. The 100$ startup is a compilation of 50 success stories that's humorous, relatable, and easy to read.


Reader Review:

Thoughtful, funny, and compulsively readable, this guide shows how ordinary people can build solid livings, with independence and purpose, on their own terms.” (Gretchen Rubin, author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Happiness Project)
The $100 Startup is a twofer: It's a kick in the pants to get started on your dream and a road map for finding your way once you begin. If you're not ready to launch your own business after reading this book, you need to go back and read it again! (Daniel H. Pink, New York Times best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind)

Book 2: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss


This book challenges your thoughts, makes you question your surroundings and life choices in the best possible way.


This is a good book for those looking for something thought provoking and who need a better insight on what they can do to help themselves gain a better standpoint and viewpoint in life.


In a world where everyone is looking for the high life, Timothy, while provoking your thoughts, highlights his intuitive formula in this book that allows you to not only start up your business but work not 40, not 20, not 10 but 4 hours a week. An up to date formula that helps you make a muse that helps you auto generate income allowing you to focus on your other endeavours that life has to offer whether it be family life, side business’s or just simple exploration.


This books best take away: "who you surround yourself with plays a massive part in the person you become, whoever doesn't make you stronger, only makes you weaker” a difficult statement to hear but one we all need to understand and adapt. It will help us to not only better our social life but also ourselves so that we can be the best possible versions of ourselves in order to help those we love the most.


Book 3: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Daniel Kahneman focuses on the slow and more logical side of our thinking which can be a very crucial thought process for those who want to make it in the financial world.


A book described for those who want to reach the top of the tower without having to kill the dragon. Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman focuses on the human thought process, one that challenges our very way of thinking, breaking down the thought

processes that are responsible for our way of life.

He talks about the fast and emotional thought process and breaks it down showing us how important it can be when used in the right

situations. He breaks down the various effects of each system on our success, mentality, confidence and teachability index.


This highly anticipated book provokes you in ways others fail to allowing you to take a deeper look within yourself validating the use of both thought process; emotional and logical.


Book 4: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


Allowing yourself to take in what this non fiction classic has to offer will not only help you learn more about what it means to plan out your future and business, but also how to set the most appropriate goals and hit them as well.


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill made an all time classic by the simple fact that its helped countless business men and women to achieve their dreams of being successful in their line of work. This book focuses primarily on the mindset of entrepreneurs that are both just getting started and those who have achieved an intermediate level looking to level up not only themselves but their businesses. This novel is a true work of art, one that's been on the shelf of those we describe as the most successful in life

in this day and age and the times before.


The biggest takeaway from this book: How to succeed in life and succeed in being yourself, how to develop your own healthy ego, how to take over and get the job that you want - how to progress in it and how to overcome any challenges you may face.


Book 5: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk


Crush It! is one of the best pieces of motivational works by Gary Vaynerchuk, with the primary

focus on getting people to step out their comfort zones, to move with the times and focus

on different sources of income instead of just sitting down and wishing that you got paid for

doing something you love. Creating that special and loving life for yourself.


This is a book for those of us who may need that extra nudge in life when you’re not feeling like you are where you want to be in life. It puts things into retrospect and looks at side hustles to ensure that you yourself can achieve any dream with the right road map and plan.


Doing what you love is important and if there's a hobby that you tend to indulge in , there’s bound to be a way to make that your main gig. Even if its by starting out small and doing it as your side hustle highlighting the appropriate mind frame and mindset. Using his own example, Gary takes the time to talk about his experiences from working in his fathers company and growing his own wealth in both, regardless of income and knowledge showing what can come of things when the right effort goes into a hobby that you love.


We hope you enjoyed this recap of some of the best business books, what are you currently reading?



Sources:

$100 Start-Up Sources:

https://www.audible.in/pd/The-100-Startup-Audiobook/B079VS8K7D

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-books-every-aspiring-entrepreneur-should-read

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-must-read-books-for-young-entrepreneurs.html

4 Hour Work Week Sources:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/office-space/revisiting-the-4-hour-workweek

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-books-every-aspiring-entrepreneur-should-read

https://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-must-read-books-for-young-entrepreneurs.html

Thinking Fast and Slow Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/thinking-fast-and-slow-by-daniel-kahneman-book-review.html

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11468377-thinking-fast-and-slow

https://www.audible.com.au/ep/title?asin=B00FEZGGG8&source_code=M2MOR0003SH022

414&ipRedirectOverride=true&ds_rl=1252280&gclid=CjwKCAiA6seQBhAfEiwAvPqu12UyzpfyVm7KuFc9cxbrLInZ5M5y8Hrb6pQZcBR5afrbg4NI1U_NrxoChIMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

How to Think and Grow Rich Sources:

https://www.fundera.com/blog/best-books-for-entrepreneurs

https://www.audible.in/pd/Think-and-Grow-Rich-

Audiobook/B079VKCXWV?qid=1645410473&sr=12&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=2d02bc98-4366-4f94-99d9-5e898cda0766&pf_rd_r=TA6GA9ZTT70W9FQ3106H

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30186948-think-and-grow-rich

Crush It Sources:

lifehack.org/articles/communication/20-must-read-books-for-young-entrepreneurs.html

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6474550-crush-it

https://www.audible.in/pd/Crush-It-Audiobook/B079TL723H?qid=1645416710&sr=1-1&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=2d02bc98-4366-4f94-99d9-5e898cda0766&pf_rd_r=7V9JA9DBC21W1Q1CV6ZX