“I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — everyday I’m learning something new.”
We walk about our day-to-day life in a world thriving on technology and Artificial Intelligence. The drive to innovate never stops, thus building the future for generations to come. Learning is like a never-ending wishing well, diving deep into the matrix, we can always immerse ourselves in an exciting web.
Books are the number one recommended source for entrepreneurs to learn everything they need, apart from real-life experiences, of course; from the basics of salesmanship to achieving happiness and stability in life, it teaches us all. They provide the experience and insight of people in their most vulnerable stage to their most stable phase. These reads are the best books for entrepreneurs in 2022. These reads are a must-have for an entrepreneur to slip back once in a while and give room for knowledge.
Some of these books are recommended by our founder Sonakshi Nathani, an entrepreneur herself, who has had an enormous impact on her business through some inspiration from these books.
Atomic Habits – An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones By James Clear
As an Entrepreneur, life is a series of changes, but as they say, change is the only constant. Atomic Habits is a business guide that helps us reflect on our habits for the better and live life with a healthy mind. It’s a comprehensive guide with specific examples and insights to build our business practices and lack our motivation and willpower. The book also has a habit template to track your progress to implement these habits. This book is a definite guide to invest your habits onto a fruitful path and design a productive hobby into your life.
Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill
As the saying goes, in what you invest, you manifest. We visualize the plan years ahead to prepare to receive it. Think and Grow Rich 2021 edition is the best book for an entrepreneur as it makes you realize that desire is a much-needed flame to fuel your dreams. This book contains the open secret of all the entrepreneurs who started at the bottom and counted their steps to reach their peak. The book provides financial management principles and practical illustrations to prove their merit. The book is an acclaimed piece for self-help and economic development.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert D Kiyosaki
Every business is bound by the conditions of its budget. Especially, upcoming entrepreneurs are known to lose a lot of time and money when they are not educated enough in their schooling years about finance and investments. This book is a must-read for college students who dream of entrepreneurship to read about cash flow, real estate, investment, and building a business. The importance of financial literacy is the main motive of the book.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
In startups, Nike is the ultimate legend successful in their business. This book is a must-read for entrepreneurs as Nike is a product we have all come across at some point in our lives, and we see the extent of its durability. This book talks about Phil Knight, his journey from $50 to an annual turnover of $30 billion today. This instills a sense of belief, and the adversity encourages us to explore the path to recognize a revolutionary icon.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish By Rashmi Bansal
The quote stated by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has led to an inspiring compilation of 25 MBA graduates’ stories. Rashmi Bansal has collated their stories on their journey on the rough road of entrepreneurship. This book, as the title suggests, shows that we never stop learning and thirst for knowledge on every level, and the book inspires us to kickstart our ideas into action.
Hooked- How to Build Habit-forming Products by Nir Eyal
This book provides a groundwork insight and is the best read for Entrepreneurs dealing with product-based startups in 2021. It is based on Nir Eyal’s years of research, consultation, and practical experience. An essential read for customer engagement for the long run. The book highlights the habits needed to form an engaging product and the patterns tuned with its technology.
Upstart! Visual Identities for Startups and New Businesses by Anna Sinofzik
As the title suggests, this book helps startups and entrepreneurs reflect on their visual identities as creating a presence on the internet opens the door to opportunities. Upstart presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications involves the customer in authentic styles and stories. This book presents a guide to bringing the visual representation of the blueprint of any entrepreneur’s idea into life.
The Art of Happiness By the 14th Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
An entrepreneur can have their ideas, their blueprint, a booming business, but everything else troops when there is very little emotional stability and happiness is nil. We always get back to the classics as we all start through character development. The book begins with an interview with the 14th Dalai Lama, and he enlightens us about the purpose and source of happiness. He touches on the reflection of our spiritual circle and the need to overcome obstacles to move forward in life. An entrepreneur must read this book to feel calm personally and remove the chaos professionally.
These books would provide a stepping stone for you to rise professionally and personally to boost your business and self-confidence. These are a must-read for the fact that they deliver real-life experiences information tied with overcoming their personal turmoil. These can encourage you to venture into reality with your dreams and want to make them real, your experience will always help someone else to uplift their self-esteem and make those ideas substantial.