Every successful entrepreneur and CEO of a world-renowned company has their bed books. His references are the work of other people in the business world who used the advice, lessons – and sometimes even mistakes – of others as a basis for success.
Having achieved their goals, they went to the other side and turned their own story into a successful book. Learn about some of the major works of this style below.
Inspirational books about the world of business
Steve Jobs – The Biography
Author: Walter Isaacson
The biography of one of the entrepreneurs responsible for the revolution in various segments of the industry (including computers, animated films, mobile telephony) is required reading for every entrepreneur.
Over the course of two years, the author conducted approximately 40 interviews with Jobs, in addition to interviewing more than 100 family members, friends, colleagues, opponents, and participants. The creativity, the boldness, and even the obsession of Jobs are portrayed throughout the pages. It’s a lesson in leadership and core values and should be on every entrepreneur’s books.
Double your winnings
Author: Bob Fifer
The book derives from the author’s analysis of more than 100 of America’s 500 largest companies as selected by Fortune. In the work, Fifer highlights various points where companies reduce their costs and generate more profit, including topics such as increased productivity, the price of products, the relationship with suppliers, the motivation of suppliers.
The Entrepreneur’s Black Book
Author: Fernando Trias de Bes
Many books on entrepreneurship focus on success but understand the importance of avoiding failure. This work presents cases of companies that have failed and what needs to be done to avoid going down the same path.
Book tips for anyone who wants to found a startup
There is another space for entrepreneurs in the publishing market: advising those who want to enter the business world through startups or venture into this scenario of innovation and technology. If you’re part of this audience, you can start expanding your library with some of the following books:
Startup Weekend: How to take a business from concept to inception in 54 hours
Authors: Marc Nager, Clint Nelsen and Franck Nouyrigat
The work attempts to respond to the questioning of the subtitle. Startup Weekend is a movement that brings together entrepreneurs from different fields for a weekend to discuss, pair up (whether for finance or knowledge fields) and in some cases put startups into practice.
The book contains practical lessons, examples, business models and many other tips for the entrepreneur who wants to start a startup but is not sure how to go about it.
Startup: The Handbook for Entrepreneurs
Authors: Steve Blank and Bob Dorf
It is step by step to build a startup. It was quite didactic and inspired entrepreneurs from all over the world to think about different ways to start a business. The work is divided into the following steps and contains many examples, quotes and even checklists.
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