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10 books every entrepreneur should read in 2014

Entrepreneurs should make a habit of reading books. This helps them to get to learn about different business strategies, know about various mistakes that entrepreneurs make in their initial run, and enhances their thought spectrum. Reading helps entrepreneurs to understand business from different perspectives. 

Here's a list of 10 books that  every entrepreneur should  read this year - 

1. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

In this book, Eric introduces you with the new "Lean Startup" methodology of creating sustainable business startups. It touts the principles of spending little, being comfortable with uncertainty, and pivoting quickly when direction must inevitably change course.

2. The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Gary Blank

Steve Blank shares his 20 years of experience in establishing tech startups, of failing and succeeding, through this book. In this must-read for those launching tech startups, Blank clearly outlined how to organize sales and marketing, discover flaws and test assumptions.

3. Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson 

Rather than give you a how-to guide for starting a new business, Rework asks entrepreneurs to answer the most pivotal question first: why is what you’re doing so important? It helps you find that niche and develop a service or product that will serve this niche.

4. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

In this classic read, Ferriss blows old assumptions about business wide open, from the basic (the “bank hours” we all tend to keep are not the most productive) to the more intricate (he presents a plan to make an Aston Martin DB9 affordable with his Dreamline tool).

5. The Innovators Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

The Innovator’s Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right—this Wall Street Journal, Business Week and New York Times Business bestseller is one of the most provocative and important business books ever written. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs ignore its wisdom and its warnings at their great peril.

6. Screw it, Let's do it by Richard Branson

Engaging, funny, utterly absorbing, and above all, inspiring, Screw It, Let’s Do It serves as a template for personal and business growth, a guidebook for anyone who wants to grab life by the horns and take a wonderful ride, living—as Richard Branson surely does— life to its very fullest.

7. Good to Great by Jim Collins

After a five-year research project, Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organization to make the leap from good to great while other organizations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.

Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel.

8. Romancing with the balance sheet by Dr. Anil Lamba 

In this book you will learn that there is no such thing as a non-Finance person. Its a misconception that Finance Management happens in the Finance Department.  This book will help you to discover and strengthen that relationship. Understand here what Profit really means. If Balance Sheets mystify you, these lucid truths will give you clarity. Learn the rules of Good Financial Management which will keep you secure. 

9. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon 

This book literally helps you “steal like an artist.” It shows you how to find ideas you want to implement and re-appropriate them as your own.

10. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

This book became a bestseller on the lists of USA Today and The New York Times. The reason? It’s a fascinating study by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Duhigg, a reporter for The New York Times, on how our habits predict not only life-changing events but also the behavior of consumers.

Have a nice time reading !

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