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Although one may believe that reading would be the last concern of entrepreneurs, it is actually quite the opposite. Bill Gates, for example, reads 50 books yearly. Even if this time is not available to all, there are a few gemstones for entrepreneurs that are important to read as a bare minimum.

 

The Power of Broke

This book is about the first step in entrepreneurship – tackling down the excuses for not succeeding. It is a book about starting out from nothing as the author, Daymond John, did. It is about starting from something small and working the way up to a million-dollar business.

 

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

This is a book that is for those who have no confidence and do not know their talents or skills. It breaks all the beliefs of needing special abilities to succeed. The author, Angela Duckworth, focuses on the importance of combining passion with unconditional persistence on the way to achieving goals.

 

Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?

Seth Godin explains the reality of the dynamic economy and why beginners are so anxious when failing or not being able to stand out in the market. It is a book about entrepreneurs taking initiative and thinking outside of the box instead of doing it all by the rules. The book is more concerned with challenging the reader to do something new.

 

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

The book emphasizes the power of focus and minimizing distraction as the keystone to building anything of value. The book hacks the idea of hard work as merely something that is done with great focus, and once that is achieved, it is nowhere near hard to do.

 

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

While real estate investing can provide lots of financial opportunities, few are willing to take the leap. This book is a guide to help people make their way through the myths about investing. It shows smart hacks of how to begin investing in real estate and even funding personal business in the industry.

 

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning, and Freedom Without the 9-5

Taylor Pearson points to entrepreneurship as the door to wealth and meaning in a world where technology and globalization are gaining prime seats. This is a book for entrepreneurs who are still reluctant about their choice as it shows statistics of the wages not growing since the last century and the new type of economy emerging over the past years.