Books for Entrepreneurs

By | October 29, 2006

I got this list from ZeroToMillion.com and the list looked exhaustive and hence wanted to share this will all who are taking time to visit my blog:

Globalization & Economics

* The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
* The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
* The Commanding Heights by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw
* Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal by Ball and Dagger
* The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L Heilbroner
* Reinventing the Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets by John McMillan
* The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto
* Economics by Stanley and Brue
* Macroeconomics by N. Gregory Mankiw
* Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
* International Business by Charles W. H. Hill
* Against the Dead Hand by Brink Lindsey

Entrepreneurship

* Zero to One Million by Ryan P. M. Allis
* Zero to IPO by David Smith
* Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
* Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
* New Venture Creation by Jeffrey Timmons
* Good to Great by Jim Collins
* The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
* The Young Entrepreneurs’Edge by Jennifer Kushnell
* The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business by Steve Mariotti
* The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship by William D. Bygrave
* Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker
* Good to Great by Jim Collins
* At Work with Thomas Edison by Blain McCormick
* Multiple Streams of Income by Robert G. Allen
* On Entrepreneurship by Harvard Business Review
* Entrepreneurship.com by Tim Burns
* The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
* Fire in the Belly – an exploration of the entrepreneurial spirit by Yanky Fachler

Marketing

* The Anatomy of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen
* The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
* Obtaining a #1 Ranking in the Search Engines by Ryan Allis
* What Clients Love by Harry Beckwith
* Building Thousands of Links to Your Site by Ryan Allis
* Net Results 2 by Rick E. Bruner
* Protégé Training Program by Jay Abraham
* Permission Marketing by Seth Godin
* Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
* Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
* Principles of Marketing by Kotler and Armstrong

Personal Development

* Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
* The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey
* Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion by Napoleon Hill
* How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
* The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill
* The Student Success Manifesto by Michael Simmons
* Secrets of the Young & Successful Jennifer Kushnell
* Soul of Money by Lynne Twist
* Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins
* The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D

6 thoughts on “Books for Entrepreneurs

  1. Kirby

    This is an outstanding list. About the book at the top of the list: There are several editions of “Think and Grow Rich” available. My favorite is “Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised,” edited by Ross Cornwell, who restored parts of Napoleon Hill’s original 1937 manuscript that were cut out of the book in the 1960s. Cornwell has also annotated the book (more than 170 endnotes) and added extremely useful features such as an appendix and a complete index of the book — something it had never had in all the years it has been published. This book goes into my briefcase every time I go to work, go home from work, or travel. Not a day passes that I do not study up on one of the 13 Steps to Riches. The book is really indispensable.

  2. Kirby

    This is an outstanding list. About the book at the top of the list: There are several editions of “Think and Grow Rich” available. My favorite is “Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised,” edited by Ross Cornwell, who restored parts of Napoleon Hill’s original 1937 manuscript that were cut out of the book in the 1960s. Cornwell has also annotated the book (more than 170 endnotes) and added extremely useful features such as an appendix and a complete index of the book — something it had never had in all the years it has been published. This book goes into my briefcase every time I go to work, go home from work, or travel. Not a day passes that I do not study up on one of the 13 Steps to Riches. The book is really indispensable.

  3. Harinath Pudipeddi

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I would also like to add “Leadership Wisdom from the Monk who Sold his Ferrari” to the list. This is an amazing work by Robin Sharma. The rituals are very simple and i think, a visionary leader would definitely like to go through the list.

  4. Himanshu-The Great

    Hi Harinath,
    I have put this link on my blog http://thoughtsprevail.blogspot.com

    I hope you remember me … We met in BarCamp Bangalore.

    May be you can also add “How to think like a CEO” and also “The High Performance Entrepreneur by Subroto Bagchi”

    You are bookmarked..

    -Himanshu

  5. tamilian

    I prefer books you have read, liked and recommended boss!

    Thanks.

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