ENTREPRENEURS READING LIST

The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that’s being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
£10.49
By Stephen R. Covey
What do Apple, Starbucks, Dyson and Pret a Manger have in common? How do they achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and-true brands to gasp their last?
From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways.
Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich. Challenge the belief that your house is an asset. Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money!
Rich Dad Poor Dad
£8.39
By Robert T Kiyosaki
This classic book will turn your relationships around and improve your interactions with everyone in your life.
Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think.
Rework
By Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson
LinkedIn cofounder and chairman Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.
Good To Great
£14.95
By Jim Collins
Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.
In The Startup Playbook, Clickable CEO and NY Times best-selling author David Kidder reveals the rules and guiding principles of successful entrepreneurs, investors and CEOs.
Outliers: The Story of Success
£6.99
By Malcolm Gladwell
In this provocative and inspiring book, Malcolm Gladwell looks at everyone from rock stars to professional athletes, software billionaires to scientific geniuses, to show that the story of success is far more surprising, and far more fascinating, than we could ever have imagined.
You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what’s the cost?
In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire.
Tribes: We need you to lead us
£8.99
By Seth Godin
Tribes will make you think (really think) about the opportunities in leading your fellow employees, customers, investors, believers, hobbyists, or readers. . . . It’s not easy, but it’s easier than you think.
The visionary CEO of Zappos explains how an emphasis on corporate culture can lead to unprecedented success.
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant
£8.39
By Robert T Kiyosaki
There are four types of people who make up the world of business but it’s the business owners and the investors (not the employees and the self-employed) who can create great wealth by accelerating their cash flow through those assets.
In this hilarious and highly practical book, author and professional speaker Scott Berkun reveals the techniques behind what great communicators do, and shows how anyone can learn to use them well.
Confessions of a Public Speaker
£11.50
By Scott Berkun
As our world is transformed by the Internet and the near infinite choice it offers consumers, so traditional business models are being overturned and new truths revealed about what consumers want and how they want to get it.
Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for success!
Billionaires aren’t necessarily luckier, smarter or harder working than the rest of us - and they rarely build something brand-new. The key difference is their mindset. They redefine what’s possible - and they are critical to any company looking to create massive value.
In this revolutionary bestseller, innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen shows how outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership or worse, disappear altogether!
The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes.
Choose Yourself!
£6.31
By James Altucher
Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
£7.69
By Robert B., PhD Cialdini
In Crush It!, online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk tells business owners what they need to do to boost their sales using the internet—just as he has done to build his family’s wine store from a $4 million business to a $60 million one.