5 INSIRING BOOKS FOR EVERY ENTREPRENUER


If you want to start a business, there’s simply no excuse to be clueless anymore. Being the leader of a brand that influences people requires a relentless commitment to bettering yourself.
Reading is one of the most enlightening and inspiring habits which many Nigerians fail to appreciate. Whichever book you lay your hands on, either biographies or fictions, there is always something new to be learnt. Fiction feeds your creativity, nonfiction feeds your knowledge. Biographies of people you admire give you insight into the minds and habits of the masters. Taking at least 30 minutes in a day to read is a reasonable commitment for people looking to brighten their world and become more enlightened.

There are few books amongst a sea of others that is a must read for every entrepreneur.

MASTERY by ROBERT GREENE
Mastery is the fifth book by American author Robert Greene. The book examines the lives of great historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Mozart, and Henry Ford and contemporary leaders such as Paul Graham and Freddie Roach and distils the traits and universal ingredients that made them masters.  The book crystallizes lessons from the world’s most prolific artists, scientists and entrepreneurs, then refines their teachings into actionable insights.

RICH DAD POOR DAD by ROBERT KIYOSAKI
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial independence and building wealth through investing, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one's financial intelligence to improve one's business and financial aptitude.

THE HARD THING ABOUT HARD THINGS by BEN HOROWITZ
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a start-up practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover. He was the CEO of Opsware, a software company that was all but doomed to complete and utter devastation. The Hard Thing About Hard Things details all mindsets he had to adopt and the man he had to become to turn the company around and exit for over $1.6 billion.

SCRUM by JEFF SUTHERLAND

SCRUM will completely redesign the way that you look at your life, and more specifically, your to-do lists. This goes way beyond productivity advice and creates a fundamental shift for you to get much more done in much less time. Good for both teams and individuals.

THE ART OF LEARNING by JOSH WAITZKIN
Waitzkin is the chess prodigy about which the movie ‘Searching’ for Bobby Fischer was created. He’s also a world champion martial artist. In The Art of Learning, he breaks down everything he’s discovered about how to learn more quickly and how to go from average to elite in any discipline.