There are a lot of business books and bestsellers on the market, but my team has compiled the top 5 best business books for start-ups to help you grow up today:
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck by Mark Manson Act
It’s easy to compare this book with others, but this is really one of the best modern books I’ve read. Despite the somewhat aggressive title, the subtle art is to care about nothing else but the things that matter to you. This book is full of actionable advice that will help you focus on what is important, and if you feel overwhelmed by the thousands of things you have to do every day, I highly recommend it.
The One Thing by Gary Keller
We all have too much on our plate every day, and it is also easy to get distracted and focus on low priority things while ignoring what we should be doing instead. The core of ONE is to identify the one thing that matters most to you and work toward your own goals. It sounds simple, but making a change can have great results for work and life.
Influence – the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
When it comes to the influence of persuasion, the name Robert Cialdini comes to mind immediately. This book is ground-breaking because it logically outlines the six principles of persuasion, giving you a better insight into persuasion’s psychological effect in marketing and helping you grow personally and professionally.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
There are two crucial attributes of what Ferriss calls the “New Rich” – wealth and luxury. Tim believes that most people don’t want to be millionaires, they want to “experience what they think only millionaires can buy.” However, the New Rich concept gives you the tools and tools to create a luxurious lifestyle, here and now.
This is an excellent book for entrepreneurs who are just starting and need to learn how to make the first critical decision that determines their business’s success. If you are looking for a contemporary – tested book about small business owners starting a new business, this book should be on your shelf. The essence of this book is on DEAL.
D for Definition
The New Rich has a different mindset than most people, e.g., on the concept of retirement, the majority of people wants to retire at X years old or retire young. Tim believes retirement is not a goal because what matters most is to do what you like doing, instead of doing something that you don’t want just for the sake of paycheck and stop after few years before chasing your dream.
E for Elimination
To resonate with the above definition, what you do is more important than how you do it. Efficiency is crucial, but it’s redundant unless it’s done on the right things.
A for Automation
To have a 4hr work week, you will need to build a system and withdraw yourself as much as possible from your business so it can still give you income even though you’re lying on a hospital bed. Invest more in talented teams and cutting-edge tools.
L for Liberation
If you’re still an employee, be more productive when you’re out of the office and persuade your employer to invest more in you. The more they invest in you, the more loss they will have if you quit. If you want to start your gig, take the freedom to travel and have a mobile lifestyle for a while. Free Up Your Mind!
How to Win and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The first step to win people is to think like them, make them believe that you are equal, and encourage others to talk about their interests. People are more comfortable sharing with the ones they trust, those who vibe on the same frequency. Remember not to criticize or complain.
If you are stuck in an argument, and you’re proven wrong, admit it quickly and show respect for other’s opinions, but the best way is to avoid it. Be compassionate to the ideas and desires of the other person and let them know your thoughts too.
On personal growth, appreciate and praise yourself for your improvements, even if it is only a small improvement.
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