If you’re a serial entrepreneur looking for that extra edge in business and life, experts recommend burying your nose in a book. Becoming a regular reader is an excellent way to expose yourself to fresh ideas, innovative concepts, and time-honored techniques you might have forgotten about.
We know what some of you are thinking: “Reading books seems so old fashioned. I don’t have time to read. Reading is so boring.” Tell that to Warren Buffett, who has read voraciously for decades. Mark Zuckerberg is also a huge reader and is known to finish two or three books a month, whereas online entrepreneur Tai Lopez has earned headlines for reading one book every day.
If these luminaries and legends have time to read books and introduce themselves to new ideas, you should also consider expanding your worldview with the following business and mindset books.
Winning Friends with Dale Carnegie
Considered to be the best business relationship book ever written, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie has been a staple best-seller in business circles now for decades.
Carnegie recommends finding ways to create happiness for people in your office as a way to gain helpful favors from co-workers. Carnegie also writes at length about how building rock-solid interpersonal relationships within the workplace is an excellent way to climb the professional ladder.
Outhustling Others to Entrepreneurial Success
If you’re a young entrepreneur looking for some inspirational literature, look no further than Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daniel Paisner and Daymond John. John is famous in the entrepreneurial world for revolutionizing the fashion world with his brand, FUBU. His co-authored book traces how he took his brand from humble beginnings to a multi-national company that generated over $6 billion in sales.
This book is an excellent option if you want to improve your mindset when it comes to business.
Executing in Business With Kim Perell
Kim Perell, a start-up rockstar, wrote The Execution Factor: The One Skill That Drives Success, a straightforward, easy-to-read book on the importance of execution in the business world. Perell successfully demonstrates that grit, execution, and determination are more important for business success than things like IQ or an advanced degree.