Steven Gagnon on Essential Books for Entrepreneurs to Read

Entrepreneurs are busy people – they have businesses to run and new skills to pick up. The simple truth is that entrepreneurs are always learning, either through experience or through the words of others.

Naturally, one of the best ways to learn something new is through reading books, and there are thousands of books regarding business and entrepreneurship. Here are some of the top books worth checking out.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People is an essential read for any entrepreneur that wants to better understand how to network. Better yet, this book applies to anyone that wants to up their people skills – regardless of reason or industry.

Lookup any list of top books for entrepreneurs, and the odds are more than good that you’ll find How to Win Friends and Influence People will be on the top of that list every single time.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Next up on the list is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, another must-read, especially for entrepreneurs actively trying to improve themselves. As a bonus, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People also takes an in-depth look at why some businesses fail versus why others flourish.

The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

The Psychology of Selling is an excellent book to read if you’re trying better understand how marketing and sales techniques work. In other words, this book is essential for business owners, as it can become a guide to success.

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

For those looking to find a book with a more in-depth analysis of business strategies, marketing, target audience, and more, Blue Ocean Strategy is the book for you. The full title is Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant, and the title says it all.

True North by Bill George and Peter Sims

Not all entrepreneurs are born knowing how to lead. Sometimes, it takes effort and research. True North is a worthwhile read for those who have to put the extra effort in, Which will help educate entrepreneurs, turning them into better leaders.

Article originally published on StevenGagnonElementMediaGroup.com

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