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The Top 10 Best Business Books for Entrepreneurs (2021)



Getting into business needs proper planning if the status of success is to be actualized.

Most entrepreneurs often thinks that money is the power and key when it comes to business but actually, this is not so.

Just like many other ventures, this establishment has some goals, daily practises, mission and guidelines; which will make the end goal attainable.

In certain real life situations, entrepreneurs do execute the goal of establishing the enterprise but due to lack of some certain core mental, technique, skill and procedures, many of them crash-land.

To get the power or have the authority and confidence that the business will scale through irrespective of the country’s economy, state and situations, vital steps are involved.

In this post, we will be looking at the top 10 best books in the world for entrepreneurs.

These books are written by men of high reputation; people who have passed through the daunting task of failing over and over again and idealist who had finally found balance between finance and planning.

Therefore, the top 10 books that serves as a success guide to entrepreneurs are:

#10. The $100 Startup By Chris Gillebeau

The $100 Startup by Chris Gillebeau is a reality check for entrepreneurs who thinks that getting enough funds can help sustain their business.

In this beautiful piece of literature, Chris Gillebeau has done excellently well to reveal the secrets of the most prominent successful entrepreneurs who had little or no cash.

It is a very interesting book that will surely motivate anyone who thought that economy can drastically affect businesses.

We highly recommend this book to any entrepreneur that has a plan and its equivalent vision of making over $50,000 just like Chris Gillebeau has illustrated.

#9. The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career By Reid Hoffman

The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career is a powerful motivational and classical book that has on its pages, the key to balance your career and entrepreneurship.

This piece goes deep into Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn’s co-founder and chairman mind; making known to light the approach he employed to counterbalance his demanding work to personal business administration.

Its (the book) says that no matter how busy or how demanding that work is, you can still visualize your goals.

It also tips readers on how to be a successful entrepreneur, methods to recognize a good employee and so much more.

Grab a copy of the book and let the idea start flowing in!

#8. The Lean Startup By Eric Ries

The Lean Startup can be described as more of a guide that tells any entrepreneur why his/her business crashes and also at the same time, offers long lasting solution.

The book tries to tell every business person that failure is an unchecked factor that if taken lightly, can crash-land the entire effort.

However, it uses the scenario of a public company and big enterprise to explain to readers that with careful planning in the initial stage of a business, nothing is impossible.

This beautiful piece by Eric Ries is the go-to source as far as laying a good, lasting business foundation is concerned.

7. Thinking, Fast And Slow By Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast And Slow is one of the best business book that every entrepreneur should read.

In this book, Daniel Kahneman explains that the human mind is made up of two systems which are: the fast and emotional system, and the slow, logical system.

He correlates the decisions of each of the system to the general mentality, thinking, thought, technicality and overall confidence of the mind.

It aims at equipping readers with the necessary armories to make clean, sound decisions that will generate dividends.

With over 2 million copies sold wordwide, it is a no-brainer that this book really has something installed for any entrepreneur.

Get it and understand the framework of the consumer’s mind!

6. The Four-Hour Work Week By Tim Ferris

The Four-Hour Work Week is a guide that empowers readers with the technical power of eliminating problems as opposed to finding solutions.

The book portrays stories about the struggles of every entrepreneur and their efforts in creating work-life balance.

Tim Ferris has explained that the secret of success does not lie in the solution of the problem but in the methods, skills and technique that will halt the problem once and for all.

This piece shows how one can work for 4 hours in an entire week and still become highly successful.

It is a go-to source as far as saving time, energy and resources in business is concerned.

#5. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life By Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life is a technical piece that deals with tragedies that every entrepreneur should duely be vested in.

The book contains a total of 96 pages of wisdom and is very interesting.

Spencer Johnson adopts four mice – Scurry, Hem, Haw and Sniff as personalities and what they can do to business.

It relates choices and decisions to consequences and dividends.

The piece also tips readers on how to achieve certainly objectives and goals with out sweating themselves out.

Also, it pictures the four personalities and the influence it can have on any entrepreneur.

The book explains how entrepreneurs should circulate and map themselves around the four personalities in order to get the best results.

#4. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions By Dan Ariely

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a piece that centres on how to convert visiting customers to loyal ones.

Dan Ariely in this piece admits that the forces behind every decision are irrational and as such, landing conversations can be a vital factor.

It goes deep into the mind of people and tells entrepreneurs what should be done to have them for good.

This priceless piece also gives you an additional advantage as it uncovers the mysteries and truths behind people’s decision and how to turn these choices to profits.

Here, the forces behind decision making are made known to light.

#3. Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell

Outliers is an eye-opener on the secrets of a successful business.

This piece explains certain circumstances and cases that may arise during the early periods of any investment.

It also brings to light what makes one person more successful than the other and the ways which an entrepreneur can configure his mental state from being an average thinker to a technical machine.

Malcolm Gladwell has really done a great job in using Bill Gates to guide readers and expose the difficult circumstances which every successful entrepreneur faces.

The book also opens up on why start-ups fails at the sapling stage and how one can go about in finding long lasting solutions to simple situations in the business arena.

#2. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

The Psychology of Selling is an excellent guide that exposes the secrets behind huge sales.

Many entrepreneurs do have the marketable products to sale but however, failure to showcase their selfs and ideas, limits the flow of sales.

Brian Tracy in this beautiful piece of literature has in-depth information that explains how to make a customer to completely fall in love with the idea behind the product.

Don’t rush and think about the profits of selling – says the book, as it encourages entrepreneurs to study clients/customers very well in order to know the proper and right approach to trap them into long term business associates.

The book exposes the basic selling techniques that will fetch any entrepreneur a good dose of fortune in any economic setting.

You might not want to miss this!

#1. How To Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends & Influence People is the best business book every entrepreneur should read.

This exceptional piece of literature underlines the need for readers to make friends with people in all spheres of life.

It strictly discourages competitions instead exposes the secrets that will help any entrepreneur to penetrate through the heart and mind of even the most close-minded type.

“You can’t win an argument. You can’t because if you lose it, you lose it; and if you win it, you lose it,” is a quote from the book and this statement has lots of points to prove.

Any entrepreneur or business oriented personnel can not win in an argument neither can he also lose.

The best approach as recommended by Dale Carnegie is to make friends with all the people that life opportunes you to meet.

It bridges the gap between competition and social fluidity, narrating that the former drives away potential customers and severe ties while the latter forms a strong bond that will forever generate profits and huge dividends.

Entrepreneurs should form a habit of reading this business classic at least once in every two years.

Aside from having tremendous effects in your personality, it will also change the orientation of your attitude toward every sect of individuals.

Surely, this is really one hell of a book!


The above mentioned books are the top 10 best business books out of hundreds of thousands available.

It is written by authors who have experienced the benefits and draw-backs of certain decisions in business.

The books simply serve as a go-to guide for every entrepreneur who wants to be at the top of the game.

However, before ending the post, let’s take a quick look at the recap.

The Top 10 Best Business Books For Entrepreneurs – Quick recap

  1. How To Win Friends & Influence People By Dale Carnegie By Dale Carnegie
  2. The Psychology of Selling By Brian Tracy
  3. Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions By Dan Ariely
  5. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life By Spencer Johnson
  6. The Four-Hour Work Week By Tim Ferris
  7. Thinking, Fast And Slow By Daniel Kahneman
  8. The Lean Startup By Eric Ries
  9. The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman
  10. The $100 Startup by Chris Gillebeau

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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