Self-Development and Personal Growth are a few of the key important factors that every startup founder and entrepreneur should understand. Teams tend to stay together for long if the company shows an intent to grow continuously and tries not to be in a stagnant positing for long.
Out of all the available resources, Books are the only source that guarantees overall growth. If you are a Founder or an Entrepreneur, it's always suggested to read other founders books and learn from the experiences, mistakes, hardships, issues resolutions, success and etc. It'll help you to get a new spectrum of knowledge and it may even solve chunks of your existing problems.
But running a Startup already takes a toll on your time. You have to manage teams, product marketing and development, preemptively handle competition, etc. and you have very little time to find and decide a good book that can do justice for your time.
Therefore, to save your time, we have consolidated the Top 100 books that you should read without a miss.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness(4.6 ⭐️) written by Jorgenson, Eric
Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny(4.55 ⭐️) written by Sadhguru
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike(4.47 ⭐️) written by Knight, Phil
The Six-Figure Freelancer: Your Roadmap to Success in the Gig Economy(4.43 ⭐️) written by Laura Briggs
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind(4.4 ⭐️) written by Harari, Yuval Noah
The Psychology of Money(4.38 ⭐️) written by Housel, Morgan
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It(4.38 ⭐️) written by Voss, Chris
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones(4.36 ⭐️) written by Clear, James
When Breath Becomes Air(4.36 ⭐️) written by Kalanithi, Paul
Man's Search for Meaning(4.35 ⭐️) written by Frankl, Viktor E.
The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever(4.35 ⭐️) written by Sitapati, Sudhir
Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do(4.31 ⭐️) written by Syed, Matthew
Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty(4.28 ⭐️) written by Banerjee, Abhijit V.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers(4.24 ⭐️) written by Horowitz, Ben
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography(4.23 ⭐️) written by Kalam, A.P.J. Abdul
The Intelligent Investor(4.22 ⭐️) written by Graham, Benjamin
Meditations(4.22 ⭐️) written by Marcus Aurelius
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow(4.21 ⭐️) written by Harari, Yuval Noah
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future(4.21 ⭐️) written by Vance, Ashlee
How to Win Friends and Influence People(4.21 ⭐️) written by Carnegie, Dale
Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story(4.21 ⭐️) written by Hardy, Benjamin P.
Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World(4.2 ⭐️) written by Siegel, Seth M.
The Infinite Game(4.19 ⭐️) written by Sinek, Simon
Autobiography of a Yogi(4.19 ⭐️) written by Yogananda, Paramahansa
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics(4.18 ⭐️) written by Thaler, Richard H.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion(4.18 ⭐️) written by Cialdini, Robert B.
Simply Fly(4.19 ⭐️) written by Gopinath, G.R.
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World(4.18 ⭐️) written by Newport, Cal
Debt: The First 5,000 Years(4.18 ⭐️) written by Graeber, David
Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale(4.17 ⭐️) written by Ziglar, Zig
Think and Grow Rich(4.17 ⭐️) written by Hill, Napoleon
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future(4.17 ⭐️) written by Thiel, Peter
The Golden Tap: The Inside Story of Hyper-Funded Indian Startups(4.17 ⭐️) written by Deorah, Kashyap
Thinking, Fast and Slow(4.16 ⭐️) written by Kahneman, Daniel
21 Lessons for the 21st Century(4.16 ⭐️) written by Harari, Yuval Noah
How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time(4.16 ⭐️) written by Ridley, Matt
The Design of Everyday Things(4.14 ⭐️) written by Norman, Donald A.
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order(4.14 ⭐️) written by Lee, Kai-Fu
Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah(4.14 ⭐️) written by Bach, Richard
Self-Reliance and Other Essays(4.14 ⭐️) written by Emerson, Ralph Waldo
The 48 Laws of Power(4.13 ⭐️) written by Greene, Robert
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change(4.13 ⭐️) written by Covey, Stephen R.
Lean Analytics: Use Data to Build a Better Startup Faster(4.11 ⭐️) written by Croll, Alistair
Leaders Eat Last(4.11 ⭐️) written by Sinek, Simon
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results(4.09 ⭐️) written by Keller, Gary
Venture Deals(4.09 ⭐️) written by Feld, Brad
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products(4.09 ⭐️) written by Eyal, Nir
Rich Dad, Poor Dad(4.09 ⭐️) written by Kiyosaki, Robert T.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action(4.08 ⭐️) written by Sinek, Simon
Sam Walton: Made In America(4.07 ⭐️) written by Walton, Sam
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers(4.06 ⭐️) written by Ferriss, Timothy
The Will to Power(4.06 ⭐️) written by Nietzsche, Friedrich
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking(4.06 ⭐️) written by Cain, Susan
Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success(4.05 ⭐️) written by Hardy, Benjamin P.
Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too(4.04 ⭐️) written by Vaynerchuk, Gary
It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work(4.04 ⭐️) written by Fried, Jason
It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership(4.03 ⭐️) written by Powell, Colin
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies(4.03 ⭐️) written by Collins, James C.
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose(4.02 ⭐️) written by Hsieh, Tony
iCon: Steve Jobs, the Greatest Second Act in the History of Business(4.02 ⭐️) written by Young, Jeffrey S.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard(4.01 ⭐️) written by Heath, Chip
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell(4 ⭐️) written by Schmidt, Eric
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers(4 ⭐️) written by Moore, Geoffrey A.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity(3.98 ⭐️) written by Allen, David
Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies(3.98 ⭐️) written by Hoffman, Reid
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World(3.98 ⭐️) written by McRaven, William H.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference(3.98 ⭐️) written by Gladwell, Malcolm
From Poverty to Power(3.98 ⭐️) written by Allen, James
The Art of War(3.97 ⭐️) written by Sun Tzu
Rework(3.96 ⭐️) written by Fried, Jason
The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure(3.96 ⭐️) written by Cardone, Grant
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die(3.96 ⭐️) written by Heath, Chip
The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand(3.96 ⭐️) written by DiResta, Renee
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable(3.95 ⭐️) written by Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead(3.94 ⭐️) written by Sandberg, Sheryl
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking(3.94 ⭐️) written by Gladwell, Malcolm
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative(3.94 ⭐️) written by Kleon, Austin
Nawabs, Nudes, Noodles: India through 50 Years of Advertising(3.92 ⭐️) written by Parameswaran, Ambi
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life(3.92 ⭐️) written by Manson, Mark
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble(3.92 ⭐️) written by Lyons, Dan
Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life(3.92 ⭐️) written by Branson, Richard
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich(3.91 ⭐️) written by Ferriss, Timothy
The 12 Week Year(3.9 ⭐️) written by Moran, Brian P.
No Limits: The Will to Succeed(3.9 ⭐️) written by Phelps, Michael
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, The Little Book of Lykke, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living(3.88 ⭐️) written by Garcia Puigcerver, Hector
Dream with Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey(3.87 ⭐️) written by Screwvala, Ronnie
The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media and Technology Success of Our Time(3.87 ⭐️) written by Vise, David A.
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World(3.87 ⭐️) written by Kirkpatrick, David
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny(3.86 ⭐️) written by Sharma, Robin S.
The \$100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future(3.86 ⭐️) written by Guillebeau, Chris
The Three-Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation(3.86 ⭐️) written by Govindarajan, Vijay
Seeing 100 books to read may seem daunting to you. And it's normal.
As a Founder/Entrepreneur, you should choose books that are most appropriately fit in with your current structure, problems and mindset. Not every book is for everyone. Books can help you to show the path but you have to decide the trajectory. Happy reading!
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