Here are a few helpful books for passionate business-starters, whether you’re starting your fourth company or you’re just beginning to dip your toes into the entrepreneurial waters.
1) 50 Interviews: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Surviving in Uncertain Times by Veronica Yager and Brian Schwartz
Rather bulky (and pricey) at 300 pages and $30, but it’s chock-full of inspirational stories from entrepreneurs who’ve roughed hard times throughout their careers. Go Daddy’s CEO, Bob Parsons, is among those interviewed, offering encouragement and sharing his experiences.
2) Rich Dad, Poor Dad: Before You Quit Your Job, by Robert Kiyosaki
Some folks gets so frustrated at their jobs, that they think having their own business is the only way to overcome their frustration. In Before You Quit Your Job, Kiyosaki asks potential entrepreneurs a crucial question: Do you have a plan in place for your entrepreneurial leap? One book in an insightful series, Before You Quit Your Job gives would-be startuppers advice and counsel on the invisible checklist for every entrepreneur.
3) The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
This little book is must-read for any entrepreneur, especially this version that has additional chapters and is updated from the previous 2008 edition. The book, in short, shows you how to spend your time on the essential things.