Entrepreneur’s Reading List

Below is our recommended reading list of essential books for entrepreneurs. We feel these books, many of which are classics, should be required reading for every business owner.

  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
  2. Art of the Start: The Time-tested, Battle-hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything, Guy Kawasaki
  3. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin
  4. Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, Michael E Porter
  5. Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors, Michael E. Porter
  6. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink
  7. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Business Don’t Work and What to Do about It, Michael E. Gerber
  8. The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker
  9. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  10. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – A Leadership Fable, Patrick Leoncini
  11. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, Jim Collins
  12. Guerilla Marketing (1984), Jay Conrad Levinson
  13. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, Frank Bettger
  14. How to Sell Anything to Anybody, Joe Girard
  15. How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), Dale Carnegie
  16. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Growing Firm Paperback, Verne Harnish
  17. The One Minute Manager (1982), Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  18. Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t (Rockefeller Habits 2.0), Verne Harnish
  19. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill