What are the best books for entrepreneurs?

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    #1Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs is a biography written by bestselling author of biographies Walter Isaacson based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs himself and hundreds more with those who knew him personally.  
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    Stephanie Peters
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "Since from business school my profs often recommend Steve Jobs' presentation style in our powerpoints, I picked up this book for me to understand Jobs. I get to realize that even though Jobs was not the most agreeable person there was, I've got to agree that his obsession for excellence and his vision was what had driven Apple to its success. Isaacson delivered this quite well by exposing these realities. I'm gonna read his other biographies too!"
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    #2David & Goliath

    David & Goliath

    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants is a book by Malcolm Gladwell detailing the balance of advantages and disadvantages, and how to truly manipulate any situation by mastering both of them.

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    Frank Lane
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "I'm really fond of Gladwell's books because of the journeys of people he presented in his books and his insights about the realities happening to the subjects of this books. David and Goliath is such a great read. This book has helped me up on track in continuing my business at the lowest point of my life."
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    #3The 4-Hour Workweek

    The 4-Hour Workweek
    The book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss teaches you how to streamline your daily routine so you can lead a luxe life and work less. 
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    Ángel Velázquez
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "I was curious how to achieve working only 4 hours a week so I gave this book a try. However upon finishing this, I must say there were a lot of points I would find hard to adapt to myself. For instance, outsourcing virtual assistants for much of the functions you must do yourself. I know the author worked hard and sure to get where he is now, but I'd rather have this book as an autobiography instead of being a non-universal self-imposing book."
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    #4Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    Contagious: Why Things Catch On is a nonfiction psychological business science book written by Jonah Berger. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2013 by Simon Schuster.

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    Mildred Armstrong
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "As a marketing student I find this book really methodical and helpful in outlining ways and considerations to be successful in creating a viral ad. The STEPPS method is really remarkable. I tried this on one of my major marketing projects. It was really a lot of effort and sleepless nights. But once everything's aligned, the results are outstounding. "
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    #5The Art of Startup Fundraising

    The Art of Startup Fundraising
    The Art of Startup Fundraising is a book by Alejandro Cremades that teaches readers how to start raising money from your salary and how to make it grow. This book will help people who wants to save their money in the wisest way.
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    Ethan Harper
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "I like how easy to follow this book in its entirety. It's very conversational. The chapter on sticking to your vision stuck to me up to this day even as I am building my first startup. It was in this book that I discovered about angel investors."
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    #6Good to Great

    Good to Great

    Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins that elaborates how a company can start from good to great. There are studies that includes the methods that a company should do in order to succeed. 

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    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "Being good at something must translate into doing it greatly. It's one of the main messages of this book when it comes to building a business. I'm not really a leader-type of person but I'm looking to become one. And this one gives me enough motivation to it: be aleader of myself so that I can lead others too"
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    #7Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

    Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
    In Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, online marketing expert Gary Vaynerchuk tells business owners what they need to do to boost their sales using the internet. 
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    John Martinez
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "This book is an okay read for me. Lessons to learn from the experiences he's got so far that bring him to where he is now. It's a bit outdated now that social media like FB and Twitter have altered their algorithms, making it more challenging to be seen on those channels. He made some valid points tho"
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    #8Rework

    Rework

    Rework by Jason Fried is a non-fiction book that will educate the readers on productivity and business management. This book was published in 2010 that shows the different approaches in doing business.

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    David Douglas
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "This is a good book to say the least. Not much really into step by step procedures you can do to take your busines sto the top, but more of clarifying what you really want to achieve in the long term in doing your business."
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    #9The Art of War

    The Art of War

    The Art of War is a classic influential book of military strategy, divided into 13 chapters covering all the steps of battle and written by Sun Tzu. The book includes wisdom for any aspiring leader.

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    Stephanie Jacobs
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "This was a supplementary book for me when I was reading Art of War in Chinese when I was learning the Chinese language. I must say some stuff wasn't really accurate. Translations kinda make some essence be lost in them. As a future entrepreneur, I find reading the original one a refresing one still."
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    #10Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future is a non-fiction book by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel, a renowned entrepreneur. It includes insights into how startup companies become successful.

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    Roger Dunn
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "This is such an exaggerating book that I put this one down for a while in despair, thinking "I could never achieve what he achieved." Then I continued reading this with this in mind: "I want to know what it takes to succeed." Inspirational this book was on this aspect. It's differentiation that can make a company."

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Best What are the best books for entrepreneurs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Steve JobsBooks 20 Paid
2David & GoliathBooks 12 Paid
3The 4-Hour Workweek Books 7 Paid
4Contagious: Why Things Catch OnBooks 5 Paid
5The Art of Startup FundraisingBooks 4 Paid
6Good to GreatBooks 4 Paid
7Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your PassionBooks 3 Paid
8ReworkBooks 3 Paid
9The Art of WarBooks 3 Paid
10Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FutureBooks 1 Paid
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