Top 5 Books to Become a Better Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 22, 2020
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Are you looking to improve your entrepreneurial skills? Well then, keep reading.

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Here are the top entrepreneurial books in the Sumizeit library at the moment:

1. Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best… and Learn from the Worst by Robert I. Sutton

Learn from the mistakes and successes of other bosses to improve your performance. Because let’s face it, sometimes being the best boss means you need to learn from the worst. Learn why being rude in staff meetings comes with a price tag, what crushing birds have to do with good management, how to get rid of “bad apples”, and more to aid you on your journey towards becoming the best boss ever! 

2. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

A startup cannot be managed in the same way as a company that is already established. It can’t refer to the past to find success in the future, so the best way to gain customers and revenue is to use a scientific approach. Build and test products as quickly as is feasible, experiment, learn as you go, and then use what you know to change course when necessary. Flexibility is critical, as is the desire to learn and improve.


3. The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson


By practicing the One Minute Manager’s management style, you will allow your employees to gain confidence working independently and feel the motivation to represent the company to the best of their ability. As a manager, it will also save you time and help you to focus your attention elsewhere. 

4. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Anyone can start a business, but not everyone can succeed. The strongest path to success is through a monopoly that benefits you and society. You create a monopoly by innovating and continuing to improve. You can protect that monopoly with a strong brand, customer base, and pricing strategy. Be the best at what you do, and focus on making the best decisions to help your startup succeed.


5. Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO by Beverly E. Jones


When it comes to your career, you will experience many changes. It’s essential to be flexible and adaptable to change. An entrepreneurial mindset and CEO resolve will help stay successful, especially when going through tough career changes.

Ready to Take on the World?

Sometimes, all we need is someone to tell us that we can do it. 

When that “someone” is an expert in their field and an author of multiple international bestseller books, we start to believe that we can do anything.

After getting to know the top five entrepreneurial books, it’s time to read them all. However, we know that sometimes time is not in your favor. In that case, you can use Sumizeit to read the main takeaways of all of those books quickly.

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About The Author

Kimberly Zhang

Editor in Chief of Under30CEO. I have a passion for helping educate the next generation of leaders.