For some invisible reason, the mentality of reading business books is very low among us.
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk set aside a special time in their 24 hours to read books.
But we think reading books is a waste of time.
This may be due to a lack of practice or a lack of sufficient knowledge about how to read a book.
So today we will discuss 10 books that will really serve as a good guide for you.
11 Essential Books for Entrepreneurs
- Start with Why
- Shoe Dog
- Thinking, Fast and Slow
- Good to Great
- Good to Great Model Outliers
- Zero to One
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad
- Never Eat Alone
- The Power of Habit
- The One Minute Manager
- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Let’s dive into details!
1- Start with Why
Author’s name: Simon Sinek
There are a lot of ideas giggling in my head but have you ever thought a little deeper about your own idea whether your idea really solves a problem or just an idea. And if you find out that my idea does not really solve a problem.
So ask yourself if there is a market for that idea, that is, if you go to the market with that idea, people want to spend money for it. This is how one has to judge one’s own idea.
What do you think the above words have to do with “Start with Why”? In fact, these are the words that Simon Sinek has beautifully illustrated in his book. In his book, he beautifully shows how to judge any idea with “why”.
If I write very short, then he has asked me to ask only 3 questions-
- Looking Backwards
- Looking Outwards
- Looking Inwards
2- Shoe Dog
Author’s name: Phil Knight
Everyone knows the world’s best su brand “Nike”. Steve Jobs himself praised Nike’s marketing campaign. Even Apple got the idea of many of their new campaigns from Nike. Shoe Dog is the book where you can find the history of this Nike brand, from the whole incident of Philip Knight. This is how this world’s best brand was born.
If you want to start a business from scratch or how to give your business a good drive, you can learn a lot from this book. Here are some lines from this book that will rethink your business or work life
3- Thinking, Fast and Slow
Author’s name: Daniel Kahneman
Decision-making is a big soft skill everywhere from personal life to professional life. Notice very well that you made a plan with a lot of effort but your boss did not make that plan after seeing it for 2 minutes. Even though you were upset about it, after a while you found out that someone else had implemented that plan and lost it, then you didn’t have that anger towards the boss but your respect increased.
Do you know how these successful people make good decisions in just 2 minutes? Their way of thinking is a quality of their own. Thinking, Fast and Slow is a book that will give you a lot of thought, on how to decide. How To Slowly Create Some Traits Inside Yourself That Work On Fast Decision Making
4- Good to Great
Author’s name: Jim Collins
We want to do the job very well, starting from start-up to working life or doing any work in groups. I mean, we all want someone to say “Good Job” after seeing the work, but it is good to hear the word “Good Job” for the first time but later we want to hear “Great Job”. But this journey from good to great is a little systematic.
Writer Jim Collins describes this journey through chapters in his book, Good to Great. If you can start the book at the beginning of varsity life, you can do very well. But the book is for anyone who wants to make their own good things great.
5- Good to Great Model Outliers
Author Name: Malcom Gladwell
When we talk about successful people, we think about how they worked, how they lived, how they were so successful – but why aren’t we successful? Because we just don’t know ourselves and can’t use the qualities inside us. In the book Outliers, the author wants to tell us how to be skilled and how to master that skill and move forward.
Once you read a line in this book, you will understand why you read the book, and that line isঃ
“Who we are cannot be separated from where we’re from.”
6- Zero to One
Author’s name: Peter Thiel
The book Zero to One is just for those who think that I will make a new product by copying such an idea – the author has said a little for them and that is that Next Bill Gates will never make an operating system, Next Mark will not make another social networking site, so If you copy their ideas and do something, you will not learn anything from them.
And if you follow their system, you will be able to give something 10 times better than them.
This wonderful book will teach you later how to work with a business from scratch, and how to move a business forward with value.
7- Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Authors: Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.
How did I know the name of the book? Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me, Looks like Al that sounds crap to me Life has not changed much.
Why some people are going from poor all the time and some people getting richer? Many real-life issues are highlighted by the author from his own life experience.
Here is a wonderful line from this book:
“In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don’t make mistakes. ”
8- Never Eat Alone
Author’s name: Keith Ferraz
After reading the name of the book, do you think that it is a book written about a lot of food or a book written about a friend who goes to eat alone without telling anyone? No, not something like that, but from now on you have to go to Cox’s Bazar and stop shopping or eat in secret.
After reading a few pages of this book, you will say why I didn’t read this book 5 more years ago !! Honestly, it seems so because one of the reasons for our success is networking and you can learn how to maintain it by reading this book.
One of the great things about this book is:
“It’s better to give before you receive. And never keep score. If your interactions are ruled by generosity, your rewards will follow suit.”
9- The Power of Habit
Author’s name: Charles Duhigg
I will do regular exercises from tomorrow, I will do regular work from tomorrow, I will change the world from tomorrow but that “tomorrow” does not come anymore; Because you just couldn’t bring the habit or habit into yourself. Keep a marker with you while reading this book by Charles Duhigg so that important lines are not missed.
And of course try to keep a notebook so that very good advice can be kept in one place.
A line from this book that will often make you think
“If you believe you can change – if you make it a habit – the change becomes real.
10- The One Minute Manager
Authors: Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
This book will be very interesting to everyone because we take so much time to make decisions while working that the work is no longer tied. This One Minute Manager book is for those who are ending their life by making a decision. All the topics in the book are very nicely shared and at the same time, there is a one-minute formula.
One of the things I liked about this book was that “If you can’t tell me what you’d like to be happening, you don’t have a problem yet. You’re just complaining.
11- The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Author’s name: Robin Sharma
A little different kind of book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari because here the author Robin Sharma tells a very beautiful story about what kind of qualities one should have in order to decorate one’s life and how they should be practiced. Inside the book, there are some very nice directions that we should have learned in the course of life but I don’t know why learning didn’t happen.
Here are some of the ones I found to be interesting:
“Do the Things You Fear The Most”
The Quality of Your Life Is Determined By the Quality of Your Thoughts
How to Read a Book to Get the Most Out of It?
One of the reasons why people frown when they read books is that reading books is a very boring job in our work because we have assumed that just reading a book will tell you something, nothing more. Okay, I agree. So let’s look at a new method from which one can read books and do one’s own development.
First, make a list of a book of the month. This means you will make a list of what books you will read this month. I assume you are starting from the very beginning so you start with 3 books in the first month.
Now take the first book out of 3 books. Take a look at the chapters and make a mind map of when you will finish. Remember you have 10 days, so divide the chapters accordingly.
The day you end the chapter. On that day, you will write a review of that chapter in your notepad. Write down the pros and cons according to the chapter. There is nothing that you like about all the writings of the author, some points you may not like or you may disagree with. Write down your points just by pointing out the points you disagree with.
In this way, you will finish all the chapters on the 7th day. Now you look at that diary and you will see a great summary of the whole book in your hand. Now read that diary again on the 9th day. On the 10th day, write a summary of the book and share it on social media or if you have your own blog, publish it there or publish it in Medium.
You don’t just have to publish, now you have to promote it so that people can read the article and come to a discussion with you. This will allow you to learn more new things.