Being a successful entrepreneur means constantly working to stay ahead of your industry. One of the best ways to do this is to catch up on the latest books with topics surrounding your current business endeavors, and areas you are looking to branch out towards in the future. Oftentimes, the best and most informative options have been around for years. Here is a list of the best books available for new entrepreneurs.
The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk Jr.
An absolute staple for any business owner is The Elements of Style, first published back in 1918. This book is a classic for anyone looking to expand their business knowledge, specifically surrounding communication. While it may be over 100 years old, the writing advice and guidelines within are still relevant and important today. Pick up your copy, mark it up, and pass it down for generations to come.
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Published in 2016, Grit is written by University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. She shook up the scene when she published this book, highlighting multiple studies that she had conducted, surrounding the idea that while talent is necessary to success, possessing a mix of passion, persistence, and perseverance are the true drivers behind long term success.
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
One of the most popular and influential books in American history is How To Win Friends. Originally published in 1936, there have been more than 30 million copies sold due to its valuable lessons in meeting people, and learning how to build relationships in order to profit. It’s the perfect read for anyone in sales or service!
While this is only a few, there are so many helpful and important business related books in the world today for every kind of entrepreneur. If you’re looking for a couple more options, check out, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Leaders by General Stanley McChrystal, Jeff Eggers, and Jason Mangone, or Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Pick up a couple copies today!