Business shouldn’t be a serious thing, we suppose to have fun when building something. Creating new things is exciting.
Called passion or side project tons of books focus on getting that big idea out. Yet, some information can be a bit overwhelming. However, inside tips can really help through the hard tasks. The ones who “made it” are always a good source of advice.
But what it takes to build something new. I mean how do you know if it’s going to work. Probably you’ll never know until you actually do it. Well here a little advice from the experts.
Here 10 books on business
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
This book talks about the ins and out of building a start-up. The author himself is a successful entrepreneur, author, investor and blogger.
In this book Horowitz unveils start-ups myths and gives an honest view of the hard side of business.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
Eric Ries explains how products are created under “relative uncertainty” and the things that help them grow. He talks about experimentation and validated learning. He advises ” instead of wasting time with unnecessary details just launch the product as fast as you can”.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau
This book is a compilation of interviews and stories of people who built business with very little money. Tons of interviews confirm that you don’t need investors to back up your idea.
The key concept is more and more people are leaving the traditional path. The $100 Startup confirms that with determination and a bit of creativity you can make any side hustle work.
Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business and Live Happily Ever After By Miki Agrawal
Miki Agrawal is a successful entrepreneur herself. She built several business, one super interesting is Thinx a period adapted underwear for women. Although, controversies surrounding her company culture can be confusing, we can’t deny her innovative vision.
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
This book tells how little everyday choices affect your life on the long run. The Compound Effect suggests doing few things well can bring amazing rewards.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make the Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The Tipping Point is about how products become trendy. Gladwell was a staff writer for The York Times Magazine. He explains how ideas, trends and behaviour spread all over like a flame.
He explains why ideas burst, what makes it happen. The strategies and conditions favorable for a business to grow. The tipping Point was an International best Seller.
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
Cal Newport is the author of Deep Work one of my favourite self-development books! In this book he tells that talent and skills will contribute to your success.
Newport says skills and ability surpass passion. The secret is to find what you do well and focus on that rather than taking the “follow your dreams” advice.
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I Porras
Built to Last is a study on successful companies from the humble beginnings to the modern-day enterprises.
The study reveals why and how companies grow, what successful entrepreneurs have in common and how visionary companies manage to stay ahead of times.
The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes
Holmes tells the lack of focus is one of the main reasons business fail.
Too many things to focus on won’t get you anywhere. He suggests to focus on 12 strategies one at a time to improve sales.
Holmes breaks down basic business principles which applied with a bit of creativity can drive business to prosperity.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
Sinek says asking what you do it, how you do it, and most important WHY you do it is essential to get any business started. He also gives some clues on why entrepreneurs who are able to answer this question are more successful than others.
I hope this list gives you some ideas where to go for advice. Do you have a favourite business book? Leave a comment in the comment section below