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If you’re an entrepreneur or are looking to become one, reading is a habit that is key to your success. Books offer knowledge and advice from some of the world’s most successful people, so it makes sense for entrepreneurs to soak up as much of this information as possible. In this blog post, we will share 30 books that every entrepreneur should read. 

These are the books that I found on my entrepreneurial journey. I still haven’t read some of them and am still on my reading list and plan to read all of them. I also plan to add more books recommended by entrepreneurs and bloggers I follow.

These books will help you learn about business, marketing, finance, and more. So if you’re ready to start your work-at-home journey on the right foot, be sure to check out these must-read books!

Books for entrepreneurs

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

by Eric Ries

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

by Clayton M. Christensen

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company

by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by David Allen

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime

by M.J. DeMarco

The Millionaire Mindset: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Income

by Jen Sincero

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

by Michael E. Gerber

The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future

by Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

by Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

by Paulo Coelho

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century!

by Napoleon Hill

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (Leadership Gold)

by John C. Maxwell

How to Win Friends & Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

by Bob Burg and John David Mann 

The Magic of Thinking Big

by David J. Schwartz

The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master

by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas

Getting Things Done for Teens: The Complete Guide to Taking Control of Your Life!

by Angela Watson and Mike Song

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

by Dave Ramsey

The Wealthy Barber Returns: Dramatically Older and Marginally Wiser, Our Hero Takes Another Crack at Helping You Achieve Financial Success

by David Chilton

The Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

by Seth Godin

The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

by William N. Thorndike

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

by Jim Collins

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!

by Anthony Robbins

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg


Becoming an entrepreneur is no easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and knowledge to be successful. That’s why it’s important for entrepreneurs to read as many books as possible about business and other related topics. 

The 30 books we’ve shared in this blog post are a great place to start, but there are countless others out there that can help you too. 

What book has helped you the most in your entrepreneurial journey? Let us know in the comments below!