Books are the most trustworthy and amazing partners in the world. We all should learn from our mistakes, but great are the people who learn from others mistakes. Books help us extract messages and lessons that we could learn without making any mistakes.
They say you become what you read and if you wish to build a successful company where you get to call all the shots, you might want to start following some specific books.
Here are some of our top recommendations for this season:
- “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand
Some of the well-known entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban, a self-made billionaire and Charlie O’Donnell, partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures recommend this book to every entrepreneur.
It sums up entrepreneurial passion better than any other book. The real question is not who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
- “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon made his senior managers in the company read this book for the all-day book club. It is among the three books that he recommended his managers to read.
In this book, Druker helped to visualize ideas about today’s management in the workplace. For example, it was pointed out that the employers and managers should work together towards common goals.
The Effective Management is the best book that explores decision making habits and time management that helps business executives to be productive and helps the organization to move forward.
- “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen
Another book that Jeff Bezzos had his senior managers read was The Innovator’s Dilemma. It is one of the most influential books of all time related to business. It is also of the top pick of many VCs and founders all over the world.
In this book, Christensen discloses why large companies act like a dinosaurs. He also proposed solutions in this book. Thus, entrepreneurs must give it a read as one of those how to books to beat large companies as competitors in their own markets and industries.
The book does not revolve around one single idea. However, it does focus largely on a misused phrase “disruptive technology”.
- “Business Adventures” by John Brooks
This book is a collection of stories based in New York by John Brooks. It is Bill Gates all-time favorite business book since 1991.
Bill Gates says that the book is all about strengths and weaknesses in the challenging business world. However, all the circumstances are still relevant regardless of the time and age.
- “Benjamin Franklin” by Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin is an all-time favorite book of the Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. He shares that Franklin, the main character in the book started from nothing and became an entrepreneur. He was just a runaway kid and turned his life around.