Books have always been a big part of learning for humans since the early times. People share their success stories, failure, and the mistakes they made in their biography. Which helps the readers to learn from those mistakes, and not to repeat them. Books also sometimes inspire and motivate us to do things. I have seen many interviews with Entrepreneurs where they share their success stories.

All these successful Entrepreneurs have one thing in common. All of them referred to reading books as an important part of learning and getting success. So what are the books for Entrepreneurs? What books do Entrepreneurs read? Is there any book that would teach Entrepreneurship? So these questions were troubling me for quite a time.

So I went to hunt on the internet, to find the must read books for every growing entrepreneur. I am not an expert, but I have something known as internet connection. So with an estimation and analysis, I found out the most recommended books for Entrepreneurs. I have personally read many of them and believe me they are awesome. If these books don’t inspire you or motivate you, nothing will. So here’s the list of top 10 must read books for Entrepreneurs.

10 Must read Books For Entrepreneurs

Rich dad poor dad:

I was very much excited to read this one. Well, this book is written by Robert Kiyosaki. He explains how in the school we are never taught how to manage money. They only teach us how to secure our future and not to take risks. Well, I don’t want to spill the spoilers here and kill your curiosity. But believe me, if you want to begin with, this is the one you should go for. When I got this book, I was so excited that I shared it on my Instagram. A must-must–must-read a book for Entrepreneur.

The lean startup:

The Lean Startup is a great book that covers the modern-day Startup mania. It explains how the world today has changed and the companies today (startup) are more focused on innovation, rather than growing their business. It guides us on how to take advantage of this new Startup ecosystem. The book highlights how new startups are using a new and effective way of creating their product. The author Eric Ries is quite a famous Silicon Valley personality. It is a must-read if you are starting with your new Startup.

100$ Startup:

If you are struggling to get an idea and getting started with your first online business. Then this book is for you. The book contains many inspiring stories of people who quit their 9 to 5 jobs and started living their dreams. The book provides you with different niche businesses which can be started in less than 100$. If you don’t have any idea to get started or you are fired from a job(hope it’s not this one) then this book will help you to get started at a very affordable amount to invest.

The 4 hour work week:

Yes, yet another famous book from my startup shelf. The book was also suggested by many of the successful Entrepreneurs and is a dose of inspiration to quit your 9 to 5 job. 4 Hour work week helps you to attain the balance between smart work and hard work. This book negates and challenges the old-age concept of retirement and subsequent relaxation or travel. Who has the time to wait until retirement? A must-read book for entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts.

Zero to one:

The book Zero To One is about nurturing the next big idea to build a valuable global company. The book encourages thinking out of the box. Zero to one incorporates the modern world philosophy of the next big ideas. The book is written by Peter Thiel the famous PayPal Founder. Who is also the founder of the Thiel fellowship program? He is a successful entrepreneur, shares his own experience. A must-read book for Entrepreneurs.


Even though the book’s subheading reads as “Change the way you work forever” and is marketed as a productivity manual. But this book not just talks about productivity but gives you points on how to start and run a company, avoiding bulls in the process and how to get maximum results from your efforts. 

The book teaches about the Entrepreneurship and how to get your idea afloat. The book is authored by David Heinemeier Hansson the creator of Ruby on Rails, professional race car driver and much more. This is an amazing book for the folks who are just getting started.

Think and grow rich:

This is the book you should read if you are looking for inspiration. The book is written by Napoleon Hill and is a quite old book as compared to others. The book teaches that wealth is not everything we need, but there are many other things like patience, faith etc.

The book was originally written in 1930 by the author, this is just an extract from the writer’s original work. But still, the book has great content and is truly inspirational for Entrepreneurs.

Crush it:

In Crush It! Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Crush It is like the next .com guide for making your business successful on the internet.

By the end of this book, readers will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. This is the book for the online entrepreneurs who look for a fortune on the internet.

Will it fly?:

This one is from the famous online marketer Pat Flynn who makes 6 figure income from various online sources and is the founder of his famous website Smart passive income. They help us to question our own startup idea, is it feasible. And help us to analyze our own plan.

This book is for you if you’re a budding entrepreneur looking to start your first online business, you have ten ideas in your head but don’t know which to focus on. This book provides a road map for the newbies.

Double lives:

This was the book which I found at an exhibition. The book is quite old, and mostly has old personalities description in it. The book contains the stories of 10 extraordinary people who had led a double life. Who had followed their passion as a side business and made extra money from it? The book is not so popular, but I liked some of the stories in it. It doesn’t even have reviews at amazon. But some of these stories will definitely inspire you to continue (manage) your passion along with your work.

These above were my 10 picks for the best books for Entrepreneurs. There are many Entrepreneur books, but these books have inspired and motivated me. And I got a lot of things to learn from these books. If you are an Entrepreneur then reading a book a week is something you should add to your schedule.

Read as much as you can because you are going to get a lot of knowledge from it. There are various book with the similar name, but are fake so be careful while buying them. You can use the links above to buy one.

These books are off my own choice and the books that I loved. I know there are many other books out there, which are not present on the list. You can share your favorite book down in the comment section and tell us what you love about that book.


Hey, I am Chetan Poojari the founder of Geeksla. I work as a Product Manager and also an Online Content Creator. A travel and tech junkie who writes articles to simplify complex things.

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