Hello everybody and a special “whats up” to all my loyal readers ( big cashers) it’s Darrell back at you today with a share titled “5 Top Books to Read Before YOU Start Your Business”.
I love to read and I love to learn. My passion for reading has really helped me understand people, places and things.
And reading other books were useless. However I have come across some phenomenal reads that have helped change my perspective in my journey to business success.
Ladies and gentlemen if you are considering starting a blog or a business of your own. Do not take a step further until you have read the books I will recommend in this post.
According to Entrepreneur 17 of the top 100 Kindle books in 2012 were self-published,the number gets higher each year.
Take what you learn from reading these books and apply it to create a successful path for yourself.
1.The $ 100 Startup ( Chris Guillebeau)
The $ 100 Startup is a book I really enjoyed reading. Chris Guillebeau shows how you can leverage your natural talent or long-loved hobby to build a thriving business.
He shows case studies of entrepreneurs who have built businesses earning more than $ 50,000 from budgets (often $ 100 or less)
If you’re looking to build a small business that allows you to lead a location independent lifestyle this is the book that will point you in the right direction.
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2.The 4-Hour Work Week ( Tim Ferrris)
This book strongly rejects the traditional approach to life planning where people work their butt off: take very little time off from work over the years and save up money for retirement.
Tim talks about building a business that works for you and not a business that you work for (get it? ) It is about having a lifestyle where you are in control and not one where circumstances dictate your activities
Tim Ferris wrote the 4-Hour Work Week for those looking to maximize their productivity and freedom. The book is an excellent read so good it was on the New York Times bestseller list for years.
Many entrepreneurs consider Tim Ferris the ultimate business guru and he has a huge devoted following to prove it.
So what’s in the 4-hour work week:
It includes Tim Ferris story of having a lifestyle of $ 40,000 per year and 80 work hours per week to $ 40,000 per month and 4 hours per week.
There is a lot of practical advice and case studies in here that will help you rethink and reinvent how you should do business.
3.The Happiness of Pursuit (Chris Gillebeau)
This book is basically about finding purpose in life by working to accomplish big goals and seeking out adventure.
Chris Guillebeau decided to visit every country in the world. The people he profiles in the book chose a wide variety of quest,taking a vow of silence.
You can chose to pursue whatever quest happens to interest you. Check this book out it really is a fun read.
4.Starting an Online Businesss for Dummies (Shannon Belew)
Shannon Belew’s start-up classic is a great replacement for whatever text book you would use in an entrepreneurship class to prepare for business ownership.
The book offers insider information on a wide range of topics,covering all stages of the start-up process from raising money to motivating staff.
There are plenty golden nuggets of information truly a very good read.
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5.The Lean Start-Up ( Eric Ries)
The Lean Start-Up stresses that start-ups should be more innovative than conventional if they want to survive or bettter still escape competition in the marketplace.
Basically author Eric Ries shares insightful stories from his experience with software start-ups.
Ries presents a number of practices that will help you shorten the product development cycle and measure actual progress. And this without wasting your budget on seemingly relevant business processes that will take you nowhere. Super-read. Guys go get your copy.
Well guys I hope you enjoyed ” 5 Top Books to Read Before YOU Start Your Business”. Just a short Sunday share.
I read these books this summer and now that it’s fall and getting colder outside, I definitely will be getting my money’s worth out of that $ 10 unlimited Kindle deal.
5 Book Facts
- People in Iceland read more books per capita than in any other country.
- It is predicted that within three years 75% of books will be sold online and only 25% in brick and mortar bookstores.
- Former American president Theodore Roosevelt read an average of one book per day.
- Top 3 most read books in the world are: The Holy Bible, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung and Harry Potter.
- The world’s most expensive book ever purchased was bought by Bill Gates for $ 30.8 million. It was Codex Leicester by Leonardo DaVinci.
How do you feel about these 5 books? Did I leave off your favorite? Is there a book not listed here that you would recommend? Please share your thoughts and kindly share this post. Thanks and take care.