4 Books that Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2019
The biggest lessons you learn probably never own experience. But entrepreneurs can learn much from the advice and experiences of others while we allow ourselves to be taught. Perhaps you were in elementary school when you heard this last time, but it is as true today as it was then:
One of the best ways to get information, inspiration and education by reading books.
Consider the following four books as your mentors and teachers, since they reveal the skills and experience that can possibly save you years of learning and thousands of dollars in avoidable errors:
1. First things first
By Stephen R. Covey (Free Press, reprinted edition, January 1996)
As entrepreneurs, we know that our most valuable asset is time, but not every entrepreneur knows how to use time correctly.
At first glance, first things first may seem a book of productivity, but learn that true productivity is not getting more done in less time, but doing things that have to do with the time you have.
While many people recognize Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this writing focuses on what I think is the most important habit “. First things first” Putting Anyone who implements a fraction of what described in this book should start to see a drastic change in your life.
2. Built to sell
By John Warrillow (Trade Portfolio, reprint edition December 2012)
You may have heard the council “have an exit strategy” when starting a business. But not many entrepreneurs have considered everything you need to sell a business. In the book Built to sell, John Warrillow presents a compelling employers to address the prospect of one day sell your business case.
Although this may seem counterintuitive for the passionate entrepreneur who loves her job and do not want to quit, the real genius of this approach is that it can help readers create more value to your business. That is, the development of a business that is based on systems rather than a business legacy for which the founder has his hand in every daily adventure. That is not scalable.
Not only is this book a must-read, but is written as a story, which means you should have no trouble reading it – unlike other business books that can be read more like textbooks.
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3. Choose Yourself
By James Altucher (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, June 2013)
When you read the story of James Altucher will seem incredible.
There are two key moments for all entrepreneurs. The first is when you choose to become an entrepreneur, and the second is when they take 100 percent responsibility for their success or failure. Choose your own! This is the second part – take responsibility.
It is not enough simply want success or believe in the possibility of success. Instead, every entrepreneur must face the reality that is no more responsible, more than themselves. Altucher talks about his experience as someone whose story takes many twists and turns that manage to love him and feel frustrated as the same time. But ultimately, it is likely to reach the same conclusion he did – that we choose ourselves if we are to succeed. This book can be a warning to employers who have not taken charge of your life and business.
By Robert Greene (Viking Adult, November 2012)
This book talks about the value of learning: Many employers want “fake it till you make it” instead of taking the time to develop the necessary skills needed to succeed with their art. It also recognizes the fact that the domain is a process that should relieve employers of the idea that greatness is achieved either fast or not at all.
The myth of mastery is reserved for “special” people: It is easy to look at a successful trader on the cover of a magazine, or TED speaker on YouTube and think that the person has been blessed with luck, financial or superior genes. But everyone follows the same path to the “master”. And that path contains failure, setback and sometimes years of wandering.