Top 5 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

Geoffrey Algar



Are you an up and coming businessman who’s looking to gain a fresh perspective on life? These are the top 5 books every new entrepreneur should read!

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

Humans are creatures of habit. What we do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis defines our life. In this book, Duhigg talks about how the human mind can control how we behave on a day-to-day basis. He also talks about how habits can be considered shortcuts in life. When you have a habit, you no longer have to exert that much effort to accomplish it. It’s already ingrained to the point that you don’t have to think about it consciously.


As a budding entrepreneur, this is something you should take advantage of. If you can integrate the habits of a successful entrepreneur into your regular routine, you’re bound to come out on top.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What does a successful person have than an unsuccessful person doesn’t have? This is what Gladwell’s book aims to answer. The book contains plenty of anecdotes to prove its numerous points, which makes it even more helpful for every new entrepreneur.


You’ll find that hard work and access to the right opportunity are big requirements for achieving success. You may be the smartest person in the world, but if you’re not willing to make the effort to reach your dreams, it’s very likely that you won’t be able to succeed.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

If you think that this is more like a self-help book than a book on entrepreneurship, then you’re completely right. Carnegie wasn’t teaching us how to become better businessmen, he was simply teaching us how to win friends and influence people.


The thing is, knowing how to make friends and how to use your influence is a big part of becoming a successful entrepreneur. After all, people skills are extremely important if you want to make it big in the business world.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

First published in 1937 during the Great Depression, Think and Grow Rich is a book that has been inspiring people for decades. It includes several key lessons that entrepreneurs need to know to take their business to the next level. One of the most important lessons is to find your burning desire, something that will push you to go after your dreams no matter what it takes.


Inspiring, motivating, and empowering, it’s definitely a must-have book for all budding entrepreneurs who may need a little pick-me-up.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Although Kiyosaki has had a lot of controversies in his decades-long career as a finance coach and motivational speaker, there’s a reason why his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad is well-loved by many experts out there. Of all the key points that you can take away from the book, this is the most important one: if you want to be rich, you shouldn’t work for money; instead, you should have your money work for you.


This concept is pretty simple, but it’s a lot easier said than done. As a new entrepreneur, this book teaches you how you can do just that – in addition to plenty of interesting anecdotes about Kiyosaki’s financial life along the way.