5 Must-Read Books for Aspiring CEOs and Entrepreneurs

We live in a world of outstanding technological advancements, bountiful information access, and excellent resources, thus starting your own business has never been easier! For the aspiring entrepreneurs “There are no limits” as those individuals who have made it to the top will be quick to tell you. We have listed here five books for aspiring entrepreneurs we believe can be of great help in today’s fast-paced and competitive world.

  1. Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products

As Seen On TV founder Kevin Harrington helped to usher in a new era in marketing in the 1980s by using infomercials and other strategies to reshape the landscape of sales and advertising forever. In this gem of a book, he explains to young entrepreneurs the importance of acting quickly on ideas, using the right marketing tactics and choosing the right products and spokespeople to deliver the message. For marketing specialists, this is a must-read.

  1. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Business professor Adam Grant creates in this book the purest of inspirations by challenging readers to be themselves no matter the cost and outcome. In the book, Adam uses multiple examples of how successful business owners of today challenged the rules of the establishment and forged their paths, in turn, opening the door for many to follow. Few books for aspiring entrepreneurs offer such a live and learn type approach.

  1. Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill’s 1937 breakout book is still a hit today, and that is because it is still relevant. Napoleon Hill was a poor journalist who in his quest to find success interviewed some of his day’s biggest tycoons such as Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. He details their priceless advice in thirteen steps for you to follow. As far as books for aspiring entrepreneurs are concerned this one has outlived them all and with good reason.

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad

For all that has been said about this book, it is still one of the classics. Robert Kiyosaki highlights the differences in financial teachings that children of wealthy parents receive in comparison to those of middle-class parents. The result of the book is a reflection upon how entire generations are formed and how as one individual decides to make the change, he or she may be changing the history of their whole family. This is a moving and still very relevant book that every young entrepreneur must read.

  1. Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

Zig Ziglar’s sold-out seminars are the stuff of business legends, and in this book, they come to life. In Born to Win Zig outlines the importance of building a strong character by assisting you in seven critical aspects of life that help make a person. From better communication practices to how to become a better leader, parent, and employee there is little that this book by this outstanding author does not cover, making it an essential weapon in the arsenal of any aspiring entrepreneur.