Books are the best friends you can have.
You must have heard this or relevant quotes about books numerous times in your life, but have you ever given this the attention it deserves? I wanna tell you a very important thing right here, right now – If you’re really serious and passionate to have Success in your life you must adopt the habbit of reading Books asap! I don’t think anyone would dare to ask why but still if someone’s brain pops up this question, here is the answer given by another quote – “There is no friend as loyal as books.“
Don’t think me as an old-school. Because books are the most common thing every wise man would suggest you to spend your time with. It won’t be wrong if I say, Books are the most respected thing in the world and there are uncountable reasons behind. So if you’re not reading till now you must give it a serious thought.
Not sure where to get started? No worries, I’m writing this article to encourage you to read more and to introduce you to the books that will benefit you at almost every level of your life. Here is a short list of 1o superb books that I believe every business person must read. I would strongly recommend all marketers, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to read these all one by one. The number of good books is obviously not limited to 10 (or any number) but I believe books recommended in this article are the best to start for people in the Internet Business.
10 Books Every Entrepreneur Must Read
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Who hasn’t heard of Rich Dad Poor Dad and its author Robert Kiyosaki? These both names has been everywhere since this book got launched. This is a great read for every young entrepreneur, it teaches one of the most important skill to have in life – Financial Education. In younger age, lack of financial education leads the failure to the whole life and Robert Kiyosaki’s book is like a God’s gift to young people according to me. It tells everything a young brain need to know about handling money the right way without giving a headache. Rich Dad Poor Dad teaches life lessons via a story of a kid who has two fathers. It perfectly shines a light on the 9-5 job and the rat race that keeps people in jobs they hate. Robert explains how one can make money out of money, how to create a system where money works for you and how anyone can make his entrepreneurial dreams come true with chilling hard truth about wealth – it’s not found by getting good grades in exams, graduating from best university or working for a secure company.
You will learn: The principle that income-generating assets always provide much better results as compare to the even best of traditional jobs. You’ll learn the art of making money by making your money make money for you!
2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This is my personal favorite. This book has everything to lead anyone to the success of any level. The best thing about this book is, it explains things so clearly in perfect sized paragraphs. Reading this book is like learning with Entertainment. Any person who tries a lot to have success but unfortunately doesn’t get there need to read this Napoleon Hill’s writing once and he won’t be thinking – `What wrong` again! If read and followed exactly as it explains, This book is guaranteed to change anyone’s life for forever. This is the closest to my heart, I wish schools start teaching at least some lessons of the book to young brains. Think and Grow Rich from a motivation inspiration standpoint really opened my eyes.
You will learn: There is a big number of people who have made their fortunes (worth millions and even billions) as a result of reading this success classic than any other book ever printed. It simply teaches you, what you should do and what not. Best-seller since last 70 years!
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
85% of your financial success is due to your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Shockingly, only 15% is due to your technical knowledge.
And that’s what Dale Carnegie’s this book teaches better than any other. This book is also known as a Life changing tool because not only it teaches you all the Do’s and Dont’s of the social life, but it will also teach you how to be a better entrepreneur without doing any hard change in your routine. In today’s time of digital age, it became really harder to be influential in society among friends, family, and other. The book literally explains easy steps a person need to take in order to make friends with anyone. After reading this book and implementing its teachings I’ve personally cracked sweet deals with even those people with whom I never liked to talk with, this has been proved as a life hacking tool for me. I strongly recommend reading this book at least once a year because I don’t think any other can teach better skills to win over any kind of people, for example, someone close-minded or someone not interested in your craft. Just read this book and go make deals with the president if you need!
You will learn: How to make anyone agree with you without opposing their thoughts and how to crack a tough deal like cracking a joke. What else you want! You don’t just read that book, you have to study it!
4. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
In today’s time of technology, everything is moving with lightning speed, everyone is in hurry for reason or even no reason. Everyone is looking for that easy fix, and becoming an entrepreneur is all about enjoying the wonders of life without having to work 40 hours a week. But is it possible? Don’t know about the previous time but now Yes it is! Timothy Ferriss is one of the most followed authors since he published his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. This amazing book tells how any work of 1o hours can actually be done in 1 or 2. It’s all about managing and this book makes you the best at this. The 4-Hour Workweek is magical as it puts you in the right mindset and gives you the ability to build a business which allows you to work as low as 4 hours a week and still build a fortune.
You will learn: If your dream is to escape the rat race, if you want to experience high-end world travel or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint!
5. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
This book is the top recommendation of John Sculley, the former president of Pepsi and ex-CEO of Apple. The bestseller of the year 2014 written by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is important for mainly two reasons: (i) It focuses on how you can harness technology to build a business of the future, and it enforces the importance of knowing what you’re doing before you dive into a startup.
You will learn: Basics of Business management. Entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but this book does put light on the fundamentals of starting a business.
6. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
The key to making any business a good business is good sales technique. Brian Tracy’s book gives you insanely valuable information and shows you the exact path to making strategies about how to make more selling by focusing on one thing – the person. When you’re selling your product under a business that’s not the only thing you actually sell, but you also have to sell yourself and your idea to an unknown person. Many businesses fail even after having an excellent quality product and that’s the proof that having a great product is important but only having a good product doesn’t do anything if you’re not capable enough to approach the right person and then make them fall in love the product. New age entrepreneurs often ignore or forget the basics of selling and only focus on getting results, but in order to get great results, one need to know the very basics of selling and Brian Tracy goes over those major points very nicely.
You will learn: Selling almost anything to anyone. They can not ignore you anymore if you really study and implement the teachings.
7. The Lean StartUp by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup is a less known but a magical guide to have consistent success in business. This classic occupies the shelves of many leaders. It explains the skills that can be developed to make a better executive and get any desired result. Anybody would love deep store refreshing ideas for evaluating business leadership and management. The Lean Startup is a must read for every CEO and top management of big corporates. It is simply an eye opener.
You will learn: How to learn fast and clear and art of increasing product development process with calculating the actual progress faster than ever. This book teachings make your brain work quick and gives you the capability to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.
8. Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman
This book is the best of the best for anyone who is in any kind of selling business! I repeat, no matter what, if you are selling anything online or offline, this book is literally the best thing you’ll ever read in your life! Believe me, This book is a gold mine of real examples! The author makes complete sense by explaining – `It’s about selling but in an ethical way.` Cashvertising covers a lot of ad agency examples and case studies that a seller can incorporate into their own campaigns with their target market in mind. You can precisely pick and choose elements from the campaigns to include in your very own marketing materials. You may or may not agree with all of his methods but the book is undoubtedly a worthy read.
You will learn: Writing Ad copy that can make a dying man buy a new dress for next Halloween! Enough said I guess.
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9. Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
This book is the best example of – Seedhi Baat No Bakwas. Rework is a to the point and up to the mark guide to make you successful if you have The GRIT to have it. This book is a real Game Changer if you’re a business owner (no matter a small or a Giant). You’re loosing a lot on the table if you haven’t read this book yet. Being a business owner your brain always remains overloaded with new ideas and you seriously wanna work on them, you think hard, you spend time in making plans (many and so many plans) but even after all these, you aren’t actually working on them, for no reason! Yeah, this is stupid but still, this happens to (almost) all of us. Now you read this book and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think, you have more than you know. You really don’t need to be a workaholic to have what you want.
You will learn: Almost everything a successful business person needs to have in him. This is literally a cheat book to succeed in business better, faster, and the easier way. One of my personal favorite!
10. Good to Great by Jim Collins
Many, I repeat, many times we see a very average person who is good at barely anything getting too much success or say achieving big heights and then we literally get to think How? How someone with no big talent can achieve so much. This book will tell you the exact reason. If you keen to know why you are not getting your shit done despite your all efforts this book definitely gonna help you, a lot!
You will learn: How good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness. What the secret sauce!
There is no book so bad that some good cannot be got out of it. But again, these 10 best books for Marketers are those which I personally think people in Internet Business or any Business should read first. Have you read these yet? What do you think about this list? Are there any on the list you haven’t heard of? If you know about any book that deserves to be in this list tell me about it.
I totally understand that you may already know about some of these books but the thing is, only knowing about something isn’t enough for anything. So if you own some big dreams and you seriously want to get there in this life, then start making a system for achieving them with the help of proven experts. Time is running fast, don’t think too much. Execute!