Startup Entrepreneurs are Crazy People and that’s a Good Thing!

On the other hand reading a good book is always a nice experience, especially if you are in the endeavor of something crazy and big.

Reading habit not only helps to develop stronger analytical thinking but also help your mental stimulation. We collected the list of books for ourselves to be read in this year.

We decided to publish, as when not reading the book it’s always good to read about the list of good book, which people are recommending. This is a must have read list for any entrepreneur or wanna-be ones.

This list of books are not in any priority, but they are ranging from the topics of business, productivity, sales, finance, inspirational and mindset. Do tell us your suggestion of your favorite book(s), in the comments section bellow.

Let’s dive into the list of best startup entrepreneur books.

One. 40 Semi-Obvious Lessons: From Building, Selling A Business & Working with 100’s of Entrepreneurs

Most businesses face the same issues regardless of the industry they are in or the products they are trying to sell. What should I be looking for when hiring people? Are these advisers I have providing value? Is my technology the right one? These are all questions entrepreneurs have. Taking lessons from his experience building, selling a business and providing investments and advice to hundreds of founders, Author Seyi Fabode, condenses 40 lessons into an easily accessible book with serious lessons for all business builders. A must have for every entrepreneur.

Two. Finding Success in Failure: True Confessions From 10 Years of Startup Mistakes (The Craftsman Founder’s Guide Book 2)

The real question you should be asking is what I DIDN’T do to find success in failure.

In every field, from chess to gymnastics, we can make bigger gains by reducing mistakes than by making winning moves. This is especially true in business. We study the greats, trying to extract valuable lessons, when avoiding a few key blunders would be more valuable.

Fortunately, advice on what not to do is universally applicable. The ways to fall down the mountain are shared by all climbers, no matter which path they’ve chosen.

This book is here to teach you how NOT to fall down the mountain.

Three. Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money

Stop rushing into businesses born from half-baked ideas, misguided theories, and other forms of self-delusion. A lack of proper validation kills more businesses than anything else. As Joel Barker says, “Speed is only useful if you’re running in the right direction.” Will It Fly? will help you make sure you are clear for takeoff. It answers questions like:
-Does your business idea have merit?
-Will it succeed in the market you’re trying to serve, or will it just be a waste of time and resources?
-Is it a good idea for you?
-In other words, will it fly?

Four. The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd

In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.

Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.

Five. Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters

Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters teaches you how to use Future’s radical problem-solving system to reliably produce surprising, ingenious, and seemingly magical answers to your most wicked questions. This book provides you with new language, frameworks, and tools to conquer the status quo and drive change.

Inside Think Wrong, designers and innovators John Bielenberg, Mike Burn, and Greg Galle show how pioneering teams of people have cultivated ways to challenge both their brains and the culture at large. These people learned to think wrong, and so can you.

Six. You can sell, stupid !: Get started with Sales and Marketing in 1 day. Master the 3 simple steps in a fun-filled guide !

Forget the dense business books. You can sell, stupid ! takes you through the magical world of Sales & Marketing. You will meet the hobbits. And the wizards.

Get started with Sales & Marketing in 1 day. Master the 3 simple steps :
- Step 1 : Learn the LINGO of Sales &Marketing
- Step 2 : Master the LESSONS of Sales &Marketing
- Step 3 : Use the LISTS of Sales &Marketing

Seven. Shirt Tales: The Stories Behind a Successful Start-up

Do you have an idea you can turn into money? Are you considering a Start-up as a new business path? If so, the stories within these pages are filled with insights that can help shape your own business success. SHIRT TALES: The Stories behind a Successful Start-up tracks the highs, lows, lessons and breakthroughs of a start-up business that has survived and thrived. SHIRT TALES will not only intrigue you by its content, but will provide real action steps that may help any budding entrepreneur achieve the dream of shaping his or her own company. With advance praise from industry leaders, SHIRT TALES is not just a “How to” book, but one that also contains authentic information about how it was done. If you’re looking to be the driver of your finances, SHIRT TALES can serve as the catalyst for living a life you love. The book also includes a step by step Business Manual that provides a roadmap to guide your way.

Eight. No Dead Monkeys: The Communications Survival Guide for Startups

No Dead Monkeys is the essential communications handbook for startups. In clear, easy to understand language, authors Jeremy Kirk and Jonathan Englert deliver a step-by-step approach that will help your venture use communication to thrive from Day One while sidestepping catastrophe along the way.

Nine. The Art of Startup Fundraising: Pitching Investors, Negotiating the Deal, and Everything Else Entrepreneurs Need to Know

The Art of Startup Fundraising takes a fresh look at raising money for startups, with a focus on the changing face of startup finance. New regulations are making the old go-to advice less relevant, as startup money is increasingly moving online. These new waters are all but uncharted — and founders need an accessible guide. This book helps you navigate the online world of startup fundraising with easy-to-follow explanations and expert perspective on the new digital world of finance. You’ll find tips and tricks on raising money and investing in startups from early stage to growth stage, and develop a clear strategy based on the new realities surrounding today’s startup landscape.

The finance world is in a massive state of flux. Changes are occurring at an increasing pace in all sectors, but few more intensely than the startup sphere. When the paradigm changes, your processes must change with it. This book shows you how startup funding works, with expert coaching toward the new rules on the field.

  • Learn how the JOBS Act impacts the fundraising model

Don’t rely on the “how we did it” tales from superstar startups, as these stories are unique and applied to exceptional scenarios. The game has changed, and playing by the old rules only gets you left behind. Whether you’re founding a startup or looking to invest, The Art of Startup Fundraising provides the up-to-the-minute guidance you need.

Ten. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. “F**k positivity,” Mark Manson says. “Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.” In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is — a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited — “not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault.” Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives. A must read.

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