Entrepreneurship, at its core, is not something that can be quickly taught in 200-pages of a book. If you’re looking to find a book that will turn you into an entrepreneur, you’re going to find yourself searching for a long time, but if you’re looking for a book to help you refine and develop your entrepreneurial talents, there are more than enough books out there for you.
The problem when it comes to looking for advice on entrepreneurship is that it’s difficult to know where to start. There are countless books out there looking to offer insight, wisdoms, and insider knowledge, but how do you know which ones are worth your time? Which ones will help you grow as an entrepreneur and build upon your skills and talents? I’ve selected a few of my favorite books on entrepreneurship from this year to help you dive deeper into entrepreneurship and actualize your full potential.
All In: 101 Real Life Business Lessons for Emerging Entrepreneurs – Bill Green
Bill Green has spent the last 40 years as one of America’s most noted serial entrepreneur who most notably grew his tiny flea market stall into Interline Brands, a distribution network owned by The Home Depot. In this book, he collects 101 of his best lessons and insights from the duration of his impressive career to share with others. Whether you’re looking to grow your small business and don’t know where to start, or you’re feeling a little stuck on your journey, Bill Green will be able to offer some
Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change – Ellen Pao
Ellen Pao is a wearer of many hats: in between being the co-founder of nonprofit Project Include, a venture capitalist, the former CEO of Reddit, and a diversity and inclusion activist, Pao has also found the time to write this book detailing her encounter with a workplace discrimination suit against a Silicon Valley venture capital giant. While Pao ended up losing the case, her bravery in exposing the the culture of white-male-superiority that regularly excludes women and minorities from reaching the same level of success as their male peers won her respect and earned her recognition for her work.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – Elizabeth Gilbert
Above all else, entrepreneurs need to be creative and by nature are. In order to conceptualize and then actualize a business idea, you need to have the creative spark that allows you to identify a problem and effectively develop a solution. In her book, Elizabeth Gilbert discusses creativity as a life choice and shows how the only obstacle standing in your way is fear.