Best Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurs can learn from seasoned experts to gain insights and actionable advice. Launching a business can feel like an act of rebellion against more traditional professional paths, but that doesn't mean entrepreneurs and small business owners have to do it alone. Business books are one way to learn from seasoned experts and get help guiding your business to success.

These 15 business books come highly recommended by financial experts and reviewers on the popular book site Goodreads to reinvigorate long-time business owners and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs:

  • "Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future" by Peter Thiel
  • "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by Simon Sinek
  • "Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business" by Charles Duhigg
  • "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination" by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang
  • "Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive" by Dorie Clark
  • "Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography" by Walter Isaacson
  • "Starting a Business QuickStart Guide" by Ken Colwell
  • "Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business" by Gino Wickman
  • "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses" by Eric Ries
  • "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie
  • "In-N-Out Burger: A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules" by Stacy Perman
  • "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones" by James Clear
  • "Rework" by Jason Fried
  • "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss
  • "The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business" by Josh Kaufman
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