In this book list we discuss the most inspiring books for people who want to achieve great success with their business. Read on for the top 10 best books for successful entrepreneurs.

The best books for entrepreneurs of all time

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books for Entrepreneurs of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books For EntrepreneursAuthor
OutliersMalcolm Gladwell
The 5am Club Robin Sharma
Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely
Shoe DogPhil Knight
The Personal MBAJosh Kaufman
The Four-Hour Work Week Tim Ferris
Thinking, Fast and SlowDaniel Kahneman
The Lean StartupEric Ries
Start With WhySimon Sinek
How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleDale Carnegie

The updated top 10 list: the best books for entrepreneurs

The Burger King: A Whopper of a Story on Life and Leadership

Whether you are a big fan of Burger King, or you would like to know more about the driving force behind the company; this book is a memoir by its founder. Any entrepreneur can appreciate this the life and leadership of one of America’s biggest icons in the fastfood industry.

Innovation on Tap: Stories of Entrepreneurship from the Cotton Gin to Broadway’s Hamilton

It is hard to remember what innovations have really changed the world and how, but this book by Eric B. Schultz does a pretty good job at looking at the last 300 years and telling – with 25 different stories by entrepreneurs – what the key to success is.

The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs

Have you ever considered becoming an entrepreneur? Just having a great idea for a product or service is not enough anymore. Find out what 100 elements are characteristic for entrepreneurs and their achievements.

Starting a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Launching a Successful Small Business, Turning Your Vision into Reality, and … Dream (QuickStart Guides™ – Business)

We are a big fan of Ken Colwell’s quick-start guide on how to start your own business. Even if you have already started your business, you could still learn from this book and improve.

The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business: Turn Your Ideas into Money!

During the 2020 lockdown because of Covid-19 there were many children who decided to start a small business. They didn’t always call it that, but their initiative often grew into something bigger than they had planned. This guide helps young entrepreneurs on their journey of how to start making money with your ideas.

The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms

If you are not an extravert, does this mean you can never have your own successful business? No, certainly not, but it does mean you need to look at your personal skills and maybe use them in a different way than others.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Entrepreneurship and Startups (featuring Bonus Article “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything” by Steve Blank)

This is a compilation of 10 of the best articles in Harvard Business Review, and what they say about entrepreneurship could help you during the start and development of your own business.

The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook: Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your New Business 

From the same source as the previous item on our top ten list comes the handbook. Make your dream of starting your own business a reality by following the steps and advice in this guide.

Create and Orchestrate: The Path to Claiming Your Creative Power from an Unlikely Entrepreneur

You can move from failure or having absolutely nothing to success if you have the right mind and drive. This is the story about Marcus Whitney and how he became successful in what he does, even though this seemed impossible some twenty years ago.

Built, Not Born: A Self-Made Billionaire’s No-Nonsense Guide for Entrepreneurs

Everything in life is a risk: finding the love of your life, choosing a school that will suit your future career, or starting a business. This book by Tom Golisano states that becoming a millionaire is hard work, but that anyone can do it if they put their minds to it.

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