This week we are going back to basics. Salesforce hacks
, Linkedin tips
and Gmail tricks
aren’t the focus, instead its books. Whether you’re just starting a business or consider yourself an entrepreneur there’s always something new to be learned. So without further a do here are 5 books that we recommend you check out to inspire your entrepreneurial side.
Predatory Thinking: A Masterclass in Out-Thinking the Competition – Dave Trott
If you’re looking for a quick read, then look no further than adman Dave Trott. His knack for brevity is famous whether it’s his weekly blog or two books. Predatory Thinking is a series of personal and not-so-personal anecdotes that neatly explain common business problems. Dave’s stories last long in the memory and are great for sharing with your colleagues.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
It’s no real surprise that this makes our list. Eric Ries, The Lean Startup is somewhat of a Bible for people who have taken the leap of faith and created their own business. You don’t need to take our word for it, there are over 750 reviews on Amazon alone making it one of the most popular business & money books.
Live at The Brixton Academy – Simon Parkes
In 1982 Simon Parkes bought a derelict building in troubled Brixton for £1, 15 years later it became one of Britains most iconic music venues. This true story explains how he grappled with competitors, tricky promoters and diva musicians to pursue his dream of hosting some of the best gigs ever. His agile thinking and brave decisions are a valuable lesson for anyone trying to be successful.
The Innovators – Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is most know for his Steve Jobs Biography but this book is worth its weight in gold. The Innovators delves into the lives of certain inventors and entrepreneurs and explains how they turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities.
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything – Sir Ken Robinson
This last book is a bit of a red herring. It’s not essential for entrepreneurs but perhaps instead for those looking for a change in career. Nevertheless it still fits the theme of books that can inspire you to chase goals. Finding Your Element is all about identifying something that you love and making it your career, it’s that simple.
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