7 Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs – Business Books Recommendations

Here in this article, I’ve listed the best 7 books for entrepreneurs that every entrepreneur needs to read to find the right path to reach the success. No matter what your entrepreneur level is, in this books, you will find something for your journey.

Experience is the best friend of an entrepreneur. That is why experienced people are respected all over the world. But how can you make it your best friend when you don’t have any experience? This is the most common problem among beginner entrepreneurs.

Almost all entrepreneurs need to deal with a set of challenges and obstacles while they are trying to succeed in their enterprise with no experience. It might seem fun at the beginning. The idea of challenging for an entrepreneur could be appealing. However, by the time the more trouble they get, the more they feel stressed.

So, what to do to deal with obstacles that lie in front of your investment while you have no experience. The answer is simple.

7 Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

There is no need to rediscover the world. Take advantage of experienced entrepreneurs. There is no shame to learn from those who’ve been in the business for twenty years and evaluate that experience according to your needs and use them. 

Books that has written by successful entrepreneurs are a perfect source for that matter. So, I’ve created a list for books for entrepreneurs that every entrepreneur must-read. Each of them will help you to grow your start-up. Here you go.


  1. Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  2. Million Dollar Women by Julia Pimsleur
  3. Beating The Odds by Eddie Brown
  4. Business Adventures by John Brooks
  5. Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  6. How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
  7. Awakening Joy by James Baraz

1-Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

Every business that comes to your mind is all about the money. Even if you have a perfect vision for your idea, product, or investment, if you don’t know how to deal with money, eventually you will be doomed to lose.

This is why you need to understand how the wheels of the economy are working. Especially if you don’t have enough budget to hire an experienced and trustable financial consultant to yourself. And as a new entrepreneur, I assume you can’t afford such an expense.

Lucky you, there is a book full of basic information about the economy from Henry Hazlitt on the market. You can understand all the assets of the economy by reading and analyzing Economics In One Lesson. And don’t forget to put it in your library to find it quickly in case you need it.

Reader Review

“This book should be REQUIRED READING for anyone who works, pays taxes, or votes. Yes, that means YOU! I have a Bachelors degree in Economics and I can honestly say that I got (and retained) more from this book than from my four-year college program.

If you have even a passing interest in Economics, pick up this book. You’ll be glad you did!”

Buy Economics In One Lesson

2-Million Dollar Women by Julia Pimsleur

The second book of 7 entrepreneur books every entrepreneur needs to read list is coming from a successful businesswoman. Julia Pimsleur, who inspired women with her impressive career, wrote Million Dollar Women to spread her experiences to rookie entrepreneurs.

When you start to read Million Dollar Women, you will see the steps of a successful career. Julia Pimsleur explains each one of them with case studies. In addition to that, she provides insightful information and methods to deal with obstacles that you will face at each step. This book is a golden shot, especially for female entrepreneurs.

Reader Review

“Such a well-written book about the struggles and triumph of a female entrepreneur today. Julia shares details about her path to success, and useful insights on how to get there. This book actually inspired me to THINK BIGGER and because of it I took out a line of credit and am now playing a bigger game and loving it, with less fear. Thank you, Julia!”

Buy Million Dollar Women

3-Beating The Odds by Eddie Brown

Eddie Brown’s Beating The Odds is one of the must-read entrepreneur books on the entrepreneurs’ books market. There is a reason behind that. Eddie Brown shares all the experiences that he got from the recession of 2008 to his readers in Beating The Odds.

This is why this book stands out among all the other books. With Eddie Brown’s precious advice on how to deal with crisis periods, you will understand the essentials of a successful company.

Reader Review

“Beating the Odds is a very inspiring book that will encourage young people to pursue their dreams despite humble beginnings. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! Mr. Brown’s lays out a wonderful blueprint for setting goals and taking measured steps to accomplish those goals.

I hope many more rich people will read this book and be inspired to become intentional philanthropists like him.”

Buy Beating The Odds

4-Business Adventures by John Brooks

We all know Bill Gates, right? He is one of the most successful and richest entrepreneurs in the world. Like every successful person, he has some corner-stone books in his library as well. Business Adventures by John Brooks is one of them.

Business Adventures explain the reasons for success and failure for businesses by giving examples from Wall Street to Main Street. As Bill Gates says, this is why it is the best business book that you’ll ever read.

Reader Review

“I originally purchased this book because of Bill Gates’ affinity towards it, and I must say, “Business Adventures” did not disappoint. Each story is a rich tale given in eloquent prose by John Brooks about the machinations of industry and the men who controlled it in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

It’s amazing to see the parallels of today’s market through the pages of this book. Everything is so cyclical. I guess there really is nothing new under the sun.”

Buy Business Adventures

5-Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author and former vice president of Yahoo, who influenced thousands of entrepreneurs with his inspirational books about marketing. And Purple Cow (launched by 2002) is one of his best seller books.

In Purple Cow, Seth Goding emphasizes the importance of being different in the market. According to his experiences, there is a direct bond between different marketing strategies and success. Being remarkable is one of the easiest ways to get ahead of your competitors.

Reader Review

“This is the second book I have read by Seth Godin. I think this is a great book. It covers a fairly wide market segment with a very specific subject. Although not very deep and challenging, its concepts are easily accessible and speaks to people who have no clue about marketing as well as people who are in business leadership.

Although not all of the book is written for a more seasoned marketer, there is plenty of great ideas for even the most curmudgeon, stuck-in-the-mud, business person. All together, this book lays an excellent foundation for those looking for fresh ideas in stale markets.”

Buy Purple Cow

6-How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Do you know how successful people think? Do you think they think in the same way as we are? Well, let me tell you something. They think differently. They have different perspectives on each situation.

Luckily, it is not something that you can’t learn. There are ways to educate your thinking style. In How Successful People Think, John C. Maxwell points out different ways of thinking that you can practice according to successful entrepreneurs. If you want to develop your thinking, give this book a shot.

Reader Review

“This is an excellent book focusing on what to do to get things done in a timely and professional fashion. If you are blocked or procrastinating, this book will help you break big projects into smaller steps and to focus on what is most important.”

Buy How Successful People Think

7-Awakening Joy by James Baraz

Awakening Joy is another book suggesting Bill Gates to all entrepreneurs. This book stands out among others on this list. Because in Awakening Joy, James Baraz looks to success from a different angle.

In this book, you will understand how to have joy while you are becoming successful. You will be guided by a step-by-step program through happiness and success. After you finish reading Awakening Joy, you will be able to notice the good moments around you more than ever before.

Reader Review

“A friendly guide along the path of spiritual exploration. References to a number of spiritual teachers and their insights. Reminders that our process of growth is ongoing and grows as we learn to let go of fear and to deeply listen”

Buy Awakening Joy

This was just a very shortlist for books for entrepreneurs. There are plenty of books that you can read when it comes to understanding and evaluating the importance of experiences to become a successful entrepreneur. If you have read one of them before, just share with us your experiences to support others in this adventure!

Furkan Patan

Digital Marketer & Traveller. Blogger @HowToMotivateMe & @OlmeGormeden

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