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Leaders read. Founders of billion-dollar fast-growth startups and businesses that last read even more. Keep your reading list full with the best books for entrepreneurs below.

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Venture Capital

1) The Art Of Startup Fundraising by Alejandro Cremades

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2) The Secrets Of Sandhill Road by Scott Kupor

3) Measure What Matters by John Doerr

4) Startup Boards by Brian Feld

5) Mastering The VC Game by Jeffery Bussgang

6) Mastering Private Equity by Claudia Zeisberger

7) The Entrepreneurial Bible To Venture Capital by Andrew Romans

8) The Masters Of Private Equity And Venture Capital by Robert Finkel

9) The Presentation Of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo

10) Angel Investing by David Rose 

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Leadership

1) Good to Great by James Collins

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2) Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

3) Built To Last by James Collins 

4) The Go-Giver Leader by Bob Burg

5) What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack

6) Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

7) Unstoppable Teams by Alden Mills

8) How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

9) The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

10) The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman

Best Books For Entrepreneurs For Starting Up

1) Start With Why by Simon Sinek

2) Zero To One by Peter Thiel —> see the commentary I did on his pitch deck template (see it here)

3) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

4) Your Turn by Seth Godin

5) Tribes by Seth Godin

6) The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau 

7) The Art Of The Startup by Guy Kawasaki

8) The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

9) The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

10) The One Thing by Gary Keller

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Mindset

1) Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

2) The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

3) Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill

4) Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins

5) Before Happiness by Shawn Achor

6) Kid Startup by Mark Cuban

7) Driven by Robert Herjavec

8) How To Win At The Sport Of Business by Mark Cuban

9) How Successful People Think by John Maxwell

10) The Tire Kicker by Fuquan Bilal

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Business Management

1) The Art Of War For Managers by Gerald Michaelson

2) Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook by HBR

3) Purple Cow by Seth Godin

4) The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

5) Screw It, Let’s Do It by RIchard Branson

6) It’s The Manager by Jim Clifton

7) Guerilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson

8) Built To Last: Successful Habits Of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

9) The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Berber

10) Dare To Lead by Brene Brown

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Sales

1) The Psychology Of Selling by Brian Tracy

2) Secrets Of Closing The Sale by Zig Ziglar

3) This Is Marketing by Seth Godin

4) Be Our Guest by The Disney Institute

5) The Way Of The Wolf: Straight Line Selling by Jordan Belfort

6) Sell It Like Serhant by Ryan Serhant

7) The Little Red Book Of Selling by Jeff Gitomer

8) Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard

9) I’ll Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Michael Franzese

10) The Go-Giver Influencer by Bob Burg

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Performance

1) So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

2) Crossing The Chasm by Geoffery Moore

3) Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 Into A Billion Dollar Business by Barbara Corcoran

4) Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler

5) Head Strong by Dave Asprey

6) EQ Applied by Justin Bariso

7) The Knowledge by Steven Pressfield

8) Persuadable by Ali Pittampali

9) The 5 Languages Of Appreciation In The Workplace by Gary Chapman

10) Eat The Frog First by Brian Tracy

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Company Culture

1) Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

2) Principles by Ray Dalio

3) 17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork by John Maxwell

4) The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

5) Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

6) The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

7) The XYZ Factor by Nancy Lublin

8) Spartan Up! By Joe De Sena

9) Startups Grow With People by Ozan Dagdeviren

10) Great Mondays by Josh Levine

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Recruiting 

1) Creative Hiring by Ozan Dagdeviren

2) Revolutionary Recruiting by Mary Ann Faremouth

3) Recruit Rockstars by Jeff Hyman

4) Recruiting In The Age Of Googlization by Ira Wolfe

5) Hire Smart From The Start by David Carvajal

6) The Best Team Wins by Adam Robinson

7) Managing For Results by Peter Drucker

8) Boards That Lead by Ram Charan

9) Fire Someone Today by Bob Pritchett

10) High-Velocity Hiring by Scott Wintrip

Best Books For Entrepreneurs On Networking

1) Influence: Science And Practice by Robert Cialdini

2) Superconnector by Scott Berber

3) Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi 

4) Networking Is Not Working by Derek Coburn

5) Give And Take by Adam Grant

6) Giftology by John Ruhlin

7) Networking For Introverts by Rob Brown

8) Taking The Work Out Of Networking by Karen Wickre

9) Networking Is A Contact Sport by Joe Sweeney

10) How To Be A Power Connector by Judy Robinett

The list of the best books for entrepreneurs above should serve as a great guide for those that are in the process of building their business from the ground up. Whether you are at an early stage or growth stage with your business, all these books are perfectly applicable.


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