Best Non-Fiction books to read before starting a startup
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Best Non-Fiction books to read before starting a startup

The best way for a fresh startup owner or one who is on the lookout for better clarity on the various perspectives surrounding business and to gain ideas on how to run a business should read some of these non-fiction books. These books are sources created by people who have already experienced world business to guide you through the right and wrongs before delving into the business sphere.

  1. The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup,’ by Noam Wasserman

Through this book, you will learn a lot about the founders’ experiences who have gone through the same hardships of running a successful business. Noam Wasserman, a professor of clinical entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California, gave a broad overview of the founders’ successes and failures. He used real-world examples to make his point regarding why some approaches to entrepreneurship are better than others. Throughout the book, he focuses on his advice on how to maintain, control, and the appropriate time to tap external resources.

  1. From Idea to Reality: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Meaningful Business Growth by Jean-Paul Paulynice

If you are tired of business building and want to get inspiration from someone passionate about the art of growing organizations, Jean-Paul Poulins is your answer. Her book presents a solid action plan for starting and growing your business. In other words, all you need is passion and a desire to learn. Henceforth, if you are in the process of starting a business or have already taken steps in this direction, you need to be more self-aware with a strategic mindset.

  1. ‘The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,’ by Guy Kawasaki

In this book, Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki presents important lessons for new business owners with the help of his accessible and easy-to-follow guide. Here, he acknowledged the unstoppable growth and influence of the internet in the business sphere and the dying power debate arising from it. However, he has pointed towards the importance of ideas. That is to say; you need to focus on the key details initially so mistakes don’t take you away as your business grows. The book includes tips on Kawasaki’s tremendous success on various topics, from marketing and social media to crowdfunding and cloud computing.

  1. Choose yourself! By James Altucher

This book was published by James Altoucher himself and is well-known on Amazon’s non-fiction list. This is one non-fiction writer who has a unique way of presenting his ideas and advice. In addition, he follows a humorous approach to connect with his readers. When you decide to become an entrepreneur, there are two stages: when you decide and the other when you execute it. This book is all about acting and taking responsibility. The book is about finding yourself and helping yourself go through all the stages of the business world.

  1. ‘The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses,’ by Eric Ries

Author Eric Rise wants business people to think differently by engulfing strategies that promote agile management, relevant business planning, increased efficiency, and rapid prototyping. The management approach to the book, Resin Lane Startup Methodology, has to some extent turned into a movement that encourages organizations to take a fresh look at their routine practices.

  1. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is one of the best non-fiction writers, and his work has an inspiring aspect to it and is a must-read for anyone with a job. Malcolm Gladwell’s writing is intended to change the way people think. The main theme is to help you understand how to move forward towards a bigger event after starting from small. This book gives you an idea of how to utilize the power of social media, which has been affecting our current world. As a result, it highlights how a person can uplift their current business status by adopting the ideas arising from social media. This book is highly recommended to everyone, from students to newbies who just entered the business world, since it beautifully reflects the business scenario in the current age of social media.

  1. The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy

It’s no surprise that Entrepreneurship is not an easy part of the business. There are several risks involved with a constant need for up-gradation in ideas and concepts if you want to achieve success. Darren Hardy has brilliantly laid out all the possible ways to anticipate and avoid a particular stance, thus allowing the readers to understand the importance of thinking before executing. After reading the Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, you will be in a much better position to discover and pursue your enterprise creation aspirations.

Best Non-Fiction books to read before starting a startup

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