10 Highly-Recommended Books Written By Entrepreneurs For Business Owners or Anyone Who Wants To Start A Business

If you’re into business, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a market strategist, or just dream of owning a business one day, you need to read these books to learn and get inspiration from.

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

Author: Steve Wozniak with Gina Smith

Why you should pick it: This book highlights how an engineer like Wozniak became an accidental businessman but had tons of fun embracing the things he wasn’t used to. If you think you’re not wired for business, give this book a try. It might change your mind.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

Author: Arianna Huffington

Why you should pick it: Here’s an interesting introspective take on success and how one defines it. Instead of the typical “how-I-succeeded” approach, Huffington shows us what she could have done better despite her success.

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

Author: Mark Cuban

Why you should pick it: It is not unusual to find people who are still struggling to find their place in the world. Even if you’re not certain where you want to go or where life will take you, everything you go through is a learning experience that will help you in life. This is pretty much the premise of the book.

The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Why you should pick it: If you’re looking for a very practical book that shows you how to start and build a business, then this book is for you. None of the theoretical approaches most business books are known for but only actionable advice you can use in life.


Author: Andrew Carnegie

Why you should pick it: Find out how one of the world’s richest men rose from poverty during the disruptive innovation that is the industrial age.

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The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life

Author: Ivanka Trump

Why you should pick it: Taking a slight detour from the typical rags-to-riches stories, this book is a fresh take on business success from someone who came from an already successful family.

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

Author: Tony Robbins

Why you should pick it: To date, it holds the most number of ratings in Amazon among business books, with 1,100 reviews and an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Author: Sheryl Sandberg

Why you should pick it: While the book is somewhat packaged as a guide or advice for women who want to make it in the business world, it also outlines some very interesting perspectives about today’s work environment, especially in involving women in the decision-making process.

Steve Jobs: His Own Words and Wisdom

Author: Steve Jobs

Why you should pick it: One, it’s Steve Jobs. Two, this ebook contains wisdom from one of the brightest minds the modern world has ever known. Three, it’s Steve Jobs!

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Author: Richard Branson

Why you should pick it: Sir Richard Branson is larger than life. There’s plenty to learn from his exploits in and out of the board room. Plus, it’s a really fun read.

There’s a ton of valuable information just between these books alone. Learning should always be constant if you aim to succeed in business. Never stop learning because it brings about growth and promotion.