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10 Must-Read Books for All Aspiring Entrepreneurs

10 Must-Read Books for All Aspiring Entrepreneurs

There are times when all entrepreneurs struggle and need some help getting back up on their feet.  These are books written by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs as a way to give guidance throughout the business journey.  The lessons given in these books provide a new insight to the challenges faced by entrepreneurs as well as a new way of seeing things in relation to yourself and your business ventures.


dream with your eyes open

1) Dream With Your Eyes Open by Ronnie Screwvala

UTV founder and entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala chronicles his experiences and myriad of business ventures in his autobiography.  He beautifully details the ups and downs of his business success and the formation of his empire.

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2) Go Kiss the World by Subroto Bagchi          

The Co-founder of Mindtree intertwines his personal life and entrepreneurial journey, and describes the multiple influences and decisions that shaped him and his company today.


3) Bhaag! by Ganesh V

Bhaag! overviews student entrepreneurship in India and illustrates the journeys of 11 student entrepreneurs and the challenges, mistakes, struggles, and successes they faced and overcome on the road to becoming successful.  If they can do it, so can you!

the tipping point

4) The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Critically acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell describes a tipping point as “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point” and says “ideas and products and messages and behaviours spread like viruses do.” Gladwell encourages you to think deeply and to be empowered to see the world through a different lens.


5) Launch! By Scott Duffy

Written by the prolific founder of Virgin Charter, Launch! serves as a manual for bringing your product to life.  Duffy narrates several examples and anecdotes, and provides a guide to follow throughout his multiple years in business.

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6) Connect the Dots by Rashmi Bansal

The stories of 20 new entrepreneurs who, without business degrees, started their own companies.  With a hard-working ethic and desire to achieve, these individuals prove that passion is all that is necessary to turn dreams into a reality.


7) Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson

The autobiography of business mogul and billionaire investor Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, details his life and business ventures, as well as his life experiences and personal life philosophy.


8) Take me Home by Rashmi Bansal

This book focuses on 20 young entrepreneurs who dreamt of making it big. Bansal again provides all the encouragement needed to become a young entrepreneur in India.

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9) Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnema

Penned by Nobel-Prize winning author and Professor Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow details the decision making process of the brain, as well as the functions, advantages, and disadvantages to this system and how it affects the world of business.

the lean startup

10) The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Ries provides any entrepreneur the practicality and science behind generating ideas.  Ries explains how startups are comparable to science experiments, through the process of testing and analysing everything you do.  Through his explanation, entrepreneurs can understand the methodical processes behind creating and running successful businesses.


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